Comment on We’re Gonny Need Another Baw. by Jingso.Jimsie.

    'Haudthebus 24th February 2019 at 10:59



    This article on Etims, by Derek Crowther an ex Ref, is quite revealing.'


    I have no formal contact with Scottish football, referees etc., but that article confirms exactly what I thought is the current situation/process/reality. Sad, isn't it? 

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    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Re Ian Maxwell's statement that there are '22 FIFA officials' in Scotland: there are actually 23 such officials listed on the FIFA website. Who knew Scotland had a FIFA-rated Futsal referee? I didn't!


    His statement is also slightly disingenuous in that of his 22 (presumably-proper) fitba' officials, 5 are female (1 referee & 4 assistant referees) & not usually tasked with male professional games. In fact, not one of the 5 (22.7% of the FIFA contingent) has an SPFL appointment in the coming week.


    NB. John Beaton has 2 Premiership games in 6 days. Somebody's keeping him sweet…

    I also note that Bachmann’s red card has been rescinded. I await Kamara being cited, but won’t hold my breath.

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    Re my post at 1608:


    My reference to the SFA's JP should refer to Section 13, not 14.


    You'll have to forgive me; I'm triskaidekaphobic frown

    We’re Gonny Need Another Baw.
    'StevieBC 22nd February 2019 at 14:12


    From SFA website;

    "Notice of Claim | Daniel Bachmann, Kilmarnock FC Friday 22 February 2019 Player: Daniel Bachmann, Kilmarnock FC Match: Rangers FC v Kilmarnock FC on Wednesday 20 February 2019 Competition: The Scottish Cup Offence: A2 – Violent Conduct Claim: Wrongful Dismissal Fast Track Tribunal Hearing: Friday 22 February 2019"


    Well, with the SFA CEO's recent, staunch defence of Scottish Refs, I'm guessing this ridiculous red card will be upheld?


    However, if a red card is rescinded is there AUTOMATIC demotion or action against the ref? (I don't know.)'



    Firstly, if Bachmann's red card is rescinded, then Kamara must be guilty of simulation as per the SFA's JP Section 14.


    Secondly, you'll never know if a referee is suspended or demoted. Confidentiality, don'tcha kenmailsurprise 

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    Bad Money?
    If you have a few moments, it's worth seeking out two articles in the on-line Daily Record, by-lined as by Keith Jackson & supposedly an interview with Andy Gray. (The interview is littered with  quotes from Gray, using 'we' & 'us' when referring to TRFC, so you know it's a fine piece of neutral writing!) 

     According to Gray, TRFC are going to win the league. What's that based on, you ask?,  Why, Steven Gerrard told him so.

    Just to prove that Andy knows how leagues work, he's quoted as saying, 'When you think, had Rangers beaten the teams they should have beaten last season – and didn’t drop so many stupid points – then they probably would have won the title this year.' Yes Andy, fewer dropped points equals better league position. Insights like that must be why you're paid the big bucks…


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Rather long piece by Martin Williams in the Herald about RIFC challenging Mr. Justice Persey's findings:



    Accountability via Transparency.
    I think VAR has been implemented too quickly, with too many grey areas. Rugby Union has utilised 'video referees/television match officials' since 2001 & it's still a work in progress with changes to their responsibilities every year! My particular bugbear with VAR at the moment is the 'offside window'.

    For example, in last night's game, an Argentinian player was clearly offside (I think even the commentators called it immediately), yet she was allowed to continue & cross the ball which was cleared by a defender to an unmarked Scottish player about 35m from goal. The whistle blew to stop the game (presumably because the AR had flagged/beeped the ref) & this removed a clear advantage to Scotland.

    I've noticed this happening time & time again in different games where VAR is in use. Play on, for goodness sake, or change the Laws to make offside the same as the ball going out of play, requiring a mandatory restart of the game.

    Accountability via Transparency.
    'easyJambo 18th June 2019 at 17:54


    Chris McLaughlin‏Verified account @BBCchrismclaug 

    Scottish government has asked SPFL to release secret data on unacceptable conduct at football matches. Figures have been collated since 2017. The league have so far refused but will discuss again at next board meeting.

    Now what could the SPFL have to hide?

    Is there such a thing as a reverse FOI facility that the government can use? blush'


    Just to clarify: the Scottish Government has the data in its possession, which has been supplied by the SPFL. The Scottish Government Minister, Humza Yousaf, claims that the information must remain confidential because the data 'belongs' to the SPFL & they (the SPFL) have not granted permission for its dissemination. Yousaf was on TV stating that he had again asked Doncaster today for permission to release the data & the CEO had refused.

    This suggests a couple of things to me.

    1. There is considerably more instances of 'unacceptable conduct' recorded than the SPFL would like to have revealed.
    2. The data indicates that there are a few stadia/clubs where the 'unacceptable conduct' is centred. 


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Martin Williams running an 'exclusive' in the Herald about the Crown Office settling David Whitehouse's claim over a 'wrongful' restraint order. I posted a few moments ago, but it seems to have gone to the Spam Box.