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

    Some observations by Craig Levein on the distribution of referees and their associations.

    “There are some real anomalies. When you look at the referees, they have 12 associations and seven FIFA refs, five from Glasgow and two from Lanarkshire.

    "The FIFA refs get all the big games therefore they will get the Old Firm games and that means they live in and around the same areas as those supporters live.

    “Rather than get a foreign ref, if we beef up the associations and have a more healthy geographical spread of category one and FIFA refs we could have an Aberdeen or Fife referee or an Edinburgh official.

    “When they go home after a game they are removed from the huge pressure and kind of thing that happened to John Beaton.

    “It is fascinating when you look at the statistics and I didn’t really get an answer other than the fact it is just a trend, which I don’t believe.

    “One of the most significant statistics I found is the second biggest association is Edinburgh. Guess how many times in 145 years an Edinburgh ref has done the Scottish Cup Final? Three times. Three times in 145 years!

    “We have 31 category one refs yet Hearts have had John Beaton five times this season. That can’t be healthy. The spread needs to be much wider.”

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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    So the SFA says …….. let's get the government to sort our problem. 

    The last attempt at legislation didn't work too well.

    I keep hearing about this “societal problem”, but I don’t believe that there is a widespread problem where there is a mass public demonstration of the bile and hatred that is tolerated in football.

    Orange Walks could be construed as such a public demonstration, but virtually all of those pass off without incident or abuse directed at others.

    I’m sure that there are many racists, bigots, homophobes, misogynists etc., throughout society, but not many feel the need to publicly demonstrate their intolerance, outside of football.

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    A fairly predictable statement from Rangers, which means they will continue to do nothing.

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    Like him or loathe him, and I've no desire to defend Salmond, but I don't ever recall him suggesting that HMRC should write off the money owing to them.

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