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Whistle happy

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    This two referee system is a HUGE failure. We now have two pinkies blowing the pea out of their whistles. Tonight there were close to 20 penalties. Disgraceful.
    And neither pinkie has the confidence to rule on a try. They almost always send it to the video ref.
    It is so predictable that a team struggling to get out of their quarter will receive a penalty. Fair dinkum, rugby league is becoming more like Yawnion every day.
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    Give me the ****s again tonight.
  3. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,102 /49
    The reffing tonight was atrocious. Your right, they were very whistle happy (at least it went both ways).

    We were getting pinned for a second effort, but the tigpies werent.
  4. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,621 /7
    And if the tigers had been penalised for the same things we got penalised for there would have been about 40-50 penalties blown
  5. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,567 /79
    The new NRL sux ,they are killing the game slowly.
  6. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,151 /11
    Whistle while you work, is the Ref's new motto.
  7. Moondog

    Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,240 /51
    I reckon it's got something to do with having a really small willy.
  8. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,247 /173
    Another 18 penalties in our match with Doesn'tMatta.
    Does anyone think that two referees have improved the standard, or just given us duelling peas!
  9. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,492 /35
    The refs have not had a good year but the penalty rate is not there fault. In reality there should be another 30 per game they let slide. Coaches and players push the envelope so its inevitable. To me its the selective penalties

    When a ref could blow 4 penalties every set of 6 in the match but hammers one team 3 to 1. I find that hard

    And at some stage we have to have a crack down on the players moving off the mark, as thats getting laughable. Some players make more ground after they are tackled then before.I really hate it
  10. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,172 /34
    I don't know what happened. The first 4-6 rounds I thought the refs were great. It looked like they had turned the corner. But alas, it was not to be, they have now gone back to their old dreadful ways. Why, why why???
  11. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,733 /120
    Spot on here mate, the first few rounds all the talk was how much the refereeing had improved and how the new system of handling the video ref was much better. It all looked so promising but then they have come up with some clangers, which in my opinion when it comes to the video ref are completely inexcusable
  12. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,621 /7
    It is a bit of an indication that the refs have really lost control of the game. They think blowing the whistle gives them the power and respect they need to control a game. The refs need the player's respect but don't feel they need to earn that respect. That just won't work in the whole scheme of things.

    The reffing is def getting worse, it is so lopsided and bias in some games it is laughable. But as the refs are so protected they can do exactly what they like, they get supported but anderson who is in turn supported by the powers that be in castle nrl.

    I thought when the commission came in each team ceo had a say in decisions etc, now it just appears to be a dictatorship with some fat cats calling the shots who have little interest in the actual game
  13. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,733 /120
    it wouldn't be as lopsided if there was just one referee on the field. For mine, we get it so wrong with 2 refs on the field we may as well trim the fat and have fewer but better referees. One on the field, 2 touchies and a video ref is more than enough.

    At least that way you get consistent calls throughout the whole game
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,474 /8
    Couldnt agree more about the ref success in the early rounds. (which by the way indicates a 2 ref system CAN work)

    But yes, its failed and i dont know why either. And without any definitive identifiers I agree with Dan and say lets revert to the one ref system. If for no other reason than we can have continuity of decision making and continuity of blame if that decision making goes wrong.

    Lets get it right before we compound things with potential for additional problems.
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    • 1969

      1969 Well-Known Member

      +1,089 /83
      Am I the only one who thought Parra was not back the 10 all game? It's bad enough that they can't get it right, or they decide it will make the game more even, but Manly have to rack up huge scores in case the refs take a set against us, and the opposition claw their way back.

      I am used to the anti-Manly bias now, it's been happening for years. But how do you get used to that march they gave Melbourne in the extra time? Just terrible judgement, biased, and vindictive.
    • Brookie Brawler

      Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +475 /7
      If they are gonna stick with 2 refs (and I think they should, primarily to keep a close eye on the play the ball), I don't see why they can't just stick with their roles for the whole game i.e. one ref on the 10m for the whole game and the other behind the ruck. They can tip to each other if caught out of position with changeovers etc but at least you would get more consistent interpretations over the 80 mins.
    • Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

      +1,176 /19
      The refs have now started penalising teams for a hand on the ball in the tackle if the team holding it drops it! Unbelievable what is going on. The idea of the game is to stop the ball and wrap it up. BUt if you do that & the opposition drop the pill you get penalised.
    • Jethro

      Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +2,307 /13
      I don't know whether it is just a coincidence but to me, the refereeing standard dropped following the amendment to the obstruction rule which came into force in Round 5. Refer:




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