No English Refs for 2018 World Cup

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by goldpapaya, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    Just announced. FA's own fault though - they nominated Atwell and Madley. FIFA thought they were taking the p***
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    They were relying on Mark Clattenburg but he walked out and no-one was deemed good enough to be selected .
  3. goldpapaya

    goldpapaya Academy Graduate

    seriously, i think the problem is the tv coverage that referees get in this country. Refereeing is a very difficult jobs and our refs are not very good at it when you see the errors highlighted in the live matches every week. I am not saying that foreign referees are any better - I just think that their errors are not highlighted as much.
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Fifa are able to make an educated and fully correct decision? **** me sideways.
  5. KelsoOrn

    KelsoOrn Squad Player

    Something more sinister?
  6. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    If none of the refs in any country is good enough, then self policing by the players is the only option.

    Self policing down our left flank by Holebas & Richie would be particularly effective, one would think.
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  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well we don't see the overseas refs quite as much I guess.

    Sure once we get knocked out our media will complain about some official from a "3rd rate country "!
  8. I doubt it - there won't be any English refs there. ;)
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  9. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    FIFA really hate us, don’t they?
  10. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    The standard of refereeing in this country is not only horrendous, but it is getting worse. TV scrutiny doesn't help but neither does the culture of ref's wanting to be the star attraction and live like a celebrity.
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

  12. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Fulham keeper in playoff gets yellow in injury time for wasting time. Ref adds on another 4 seconds. No wonder these tools don’t get the gig. Pathetic.

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