Comment on We’re Gonny Need Another Baw. by Ballyargus.

    Well said JC.
    I would like to wish everyone who contributes and reads on SFM a Happy, Holy and Peaceful Christmas no matter your allegiances. After all we're all Jock Thomson's bairns.

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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Further to the suspension, not sacking, of Jim Callaghan it is interesting to note that 2 other referees were suspended after they too were deemed to be too lenient in dealing with Rangers opponents players who tangled with a Rangers player.

    "Referee Kenny Hope

    was considered to have been too lenient in his handling of the

    Rangers-Aberdeen game when he was seen on television, as well as at

    Ibrox, to be indulging in arguments with Pittodrie captain Willie

    Miller; referee Louis Thow was considered 'soft' in his handling of the

    Aberdeen-Rangers game when he allowed Neil Simpson to stay on the field

    after a tackle which badly injured Ian Durrant". From the Herald 13/01/89.

    Compare these incidents to John Beaton's performance at Ibrox and how that was dealt with and come to your own conclusion.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Big Pink 16th January 2019 at 12:23
    Here's an account of the incident from someone at the match. As a Celtic supporter his view needs to be read with some caution.


    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    It's good to see some disagreements (put politely and no name calling) on the site. I think that is healthy as it would be pretty pointless if the community were all sycophantic. I also feel it makes the reading more enjoyable where different viewpoints are expressed and again without any vitriol. 
    Now if some of the regular "Thumb Downers" would give a reason for their vote the site would be even further improved.

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    StevieBC 2nd July 2019 at 22:40

    Just watched the entertaining women's game England v. USA.
    Thoroughly enjoyable.
    But, still not sure about VAR.

    I agree very entertaining. With regard to the penalty incidence, I think that if the ref has to take more than 30 to 45 seconds to reach a decision on VAR then the original call should stand.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Two things struck me last night re the Woman's World Cup.
    The first was that had the men's team lost 3 games out of 3 and one of them was after having a 3 goal lead supporters and the press would be calling for the manager's head.

    The other was the VAR debate. There is far too much interference, as stated by others on here it is supposed to assist the referee not take over from the him/her.

    Other sports, notably Tennis and American Football, have video evidence but limit its use. Something similar needs to be introduced into our football (Soccer) where a team can have a set amount of protests (maybe 3) per half. On the evidence so far VAR is not good for the game and undermining referees instead of helping. 

    Accountability via Transparency.
    If the height of the crossbar was fixed over 100 years ago to suit the average height of a man then surely the average woman of today is of that same height or nearly so. 
    Like the modern male athlete today's ladies will be much fitter and more agile than those of 100 years ago. (n.b. 100 years AGO, not of age).cool

    Accountability via Transparency.
    Remember Martin Bell, he of the white suits on the BBC news? He was on last night and was not best pleased about the change in over 75s licencing charge. His proposal was that the BBC lowered the fees paid to so called stars who in his opinion were grossly overpaid. I don't think many would disagree with him.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    John Clark 20th May 2019 at 21:33






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    Ballyargus 20th May 2019 at 17:30

    '.Is it Clark or Clarke, over to you JC.'


    AW, c'mon! I make a spelling mistake years ago [ and where has EssexBeancounter gone? ] in RTC days and folk still remember it!broken heart


    JC, I don't know the story of your spelling mistake. When writing my wee piece re SC I realised that I wasn't sure if his name had an "e" at the end and added the last bit as you use a similar name as a non de plume. It was a bit tongue in cheek, I hope you were not offended. no