Jump to content


Gold Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

76 Excellent

About ski64

  • Rank
    Sunday League Starter

Profile Information

  • My Team
    Irvine Victoria
  1. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Hopefully game on mate but personally I would like to see the Vics get another away win [emoji3] . Though it will be a real tough one as you are going well.
  2. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Not surprised as was Baltic in paisley today and was just starting to snow as I left there this afternoon. Any plans for an inspection early tomorrow do you know?
  3. Irvine Victoria 2018/19

    That's good hopefully take a lot of confidence from that and pick up a few more points in coming weeks.
  4. Irvine Victoria 2018/19

    Was at eldest boys game. Kept up with score on Twitter and updates from someone else who was there. How did they play?
  5. Irvine Victoria 2018/19

    I reckon I'm barred now T , must be an unlucky charm !! Great result and a big 3 points
  6. Todays scores 12/1

    Whitletts Vics 2 Irvine Vics 3 ft great 3points for the Toria [emoji106]
  7. Todays scores 12/1

    Whitletts 2 Irvine Vics 3 85mins
  8. Todays scores 12/1

    Whitletts 2 Irvine Vics 2 75 mins
  9. Todays scores 12/1

    Whitletts Vics 1 Irvine Vics 2 65mins
  10. Todays scores 12/1

    Whitletts Vics 1 Irvine Vics 1
  11. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    I'm not sure it's an over reaction to what is becoming an increasingly worrying situation. I suppose only time will tell what impact it may have on the juniors and indeed football in general. I would rather express concerns now than wait till games are affected. If we want better officials we need an improvement in the sport to attract more officials. By default if we have a larger pool of refs it should mean we have a greater chance of them being given time at appropriate levels to learn the game. This would also allow for assistants at all junior matches. Edit. I do appreciate that there would be a cost to additional assistants that may be restrictive.
  12. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    I think recent events have brought things to the fore , but there is no doubt that officials are subject to abuse at all levels of the game. You say that verbals is in the nature of the game but sadly the extent of it the content of it and the intimidation it creates doesn't encourage anyone to become a ref or assistant. Pundits, professionals and managers think nothing of hammering officials to deflect attention from their own incompetence. Yes they all make mistakes and of course it's an emotional game and people get caught up with excitement and can be abusive that's understandable but there is a growing undercurrent of criticism at all turns. You mentioned younger officials being moved on into juniors, one of the reasons for this may well be the retirement age of officials however it is also due to an overall reduction in numbers. I regularly watch both amateur and youth football and the abuse from coaches players and parents to refs is ridiculous, often at officials who are starting out whether they are young kids or ex players. An increasing number of them give up early due to this. The behaviour is almost seen as part and parcel of the game which is frankly ridiculous. Make no mistake the juniors will in time suffer due to a lack of officials and even pushing those on who may not be ready as they need bodies. In fact one recent recruitment drive in SW region attracted zero new refs to their training scheme. Btw I am no saint when it comes to criticism of officials when they make a mistake but I do fear where the game is heading if things do not improve.
  13. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    I haven't mentioned John Beaton so you are making an assumption based on who knows what. As for the Cambuslang situation, I couldn't comment on that as I know very little about it. My point is, and it's based a combination of things, including posts on here regarding matches not having assistants as well as some amateur and youth games struggling to get officials, there is a reduction in the number of people taking up the role and there is no doubt recent events and media scrutiny will do nothing to encourage anyone to become a ref. If you want to read something else into my comments that's your choice.
  14. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    Possibly, which quite frankly is ridiculous that officials need that level of protection at any level of football.
  15. West Region Championship thread 2018-19

    With the current levels of abuse directed at officials at all levels of the game then I can only see it become harder to attract new officials into the game. Sadly no assistants will become the norm which in turn makes the referees job harder. This will lead more abuse as they invariably get split decisions wrong. I fear that it may not be long till games are cancelled due to lack of officials.