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The Upward Inflection. . .

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by EagleFromMay1967, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

    +1,372 /49
    The refs, including the so-called BEST referees, have no confidence. Usually, in the "performance" arena, this is due to a lack of skill/preparation.
    If they could even PRETEND the confidence in their rulings, it might assist the video Refs.

    What really gets my blood boiling is the upward inflection when when asking for the video ref review. Its NOT a question.

    .. " we have a Try. ?? Just check the grounding, and the team he plays for. . . "

    It literally INVITES an overrule. Pathetic. R they grown men or what?
    anderson has their confidence ' shot to pieces '.
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    • sheridanstand78

      sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

      +4,863 /73
      Referees these days have had their authority so watered down that they have forgotten or are not allowed to use their instinct on decisions.

      We are also dealing with refs who in no doubt supported a team or support a team and the anti Manly bias is never far away.

      I can deal with losing games due to our mistakes or the other team playing better, what I hate is losing a match where the referee alters the pattern of the game, Harrigan was the master at that and his willing pupil Hayne is the same.
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      • Terry Zarsoff

        Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

        +6,220 /100
        The 300 foot long screwdriver.
      • wedgetail eagle

        wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

        +2,152 /11
        Agree, the upward inflection in anyone's voice when not warranted shows a lack of confidence. Very annoying.
      • bones

        bones Bones Knows

        +9,037 /102
        The problem with referees is they are treated like they are some sort of celebrity or sports star. Bill Harrigan was the start of it, but Cecchin and Shayne Hayne have continued the show pony ways. They are not the best referees, they are the referees that are considered the best theatre for TV. The NRL must want the controversy (because it is publicity) otherwise they would do something about it. The best referees are the ones that are not noticed and are relatively unknown. Gavin Badger, Phil Haines and Adam Devcich are better referees than Hayne, Cecchin and Cummins. It's no coincidence that they also talk to the players with respect unlike the other three clowns. Referees should be able to walk the streets without even being recognised.
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        • MadMarcus

          MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +8,378 /74
          I think you are spot on bones.
        • Lord Eagleton

          Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

          +1,482 /36
          I would suggest the refereeing issues we saw in the grand final were born from ego-problems of the referees. Specifically dickhead Hayne's ego problems after Toovey questioned him after the Souths game in that epic post match presser. And probably a lot to do with what you mentioned
        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +13,336 /117
          Using the upward inflection when it's not needed is just how bogans talk.
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          • wedgetail eagle

            wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

            +2,152 /11
            And as I've said before, Hayne being overlooked for the '11 GF as a result of the
            "Gutful of Foran" incident.
            So, there's a history there.
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            • Jatz Crackers

              Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

              +1,475 /8
              I get the distinct impression Manly fans want it to be an inward infection.

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