** Reply to message from Jam <[log in to unmask]> on Tue, 3 Aug 2004 13:00:02
> I understand we all can't see all the games.
> However - Assuming and speculating on a game that you haven't seen, now
> that's not helping anyone.
> Specifically ones that are using this list as a learning tool.
> I've heard more then once on this list how we bash our top ranked
> officials and when I find out that the bashers make judgements while not
> having seen the game - that's sad.
> We are a community of referee's that get little to no respect and when we
> don't provide respect to our own, that will kill us.
> I can accept when we have critiques of the games we see and comments on
> how I'd do things versus their behavior. Even questioning calls.
> All I can say is - did you see what the ref (Sandy) had seen? Such as -
> what was the other players doing at the same moment player one did such
> and such - The TV doesn't show you everything. So instead of pointing out
> where she may or may not have made a mistake - how about asking someone
> that had a better angle (isn't that what this list is used for).
> And yes - I do respect our National level referee's even more when they
> are instructors on top of that. Just remember - Sandy Hunt has referee'd
> in World Cup 99, Olympics, Algarve cup, 4 Nations tournament .....
> Who else in the US can say that!!!!
> Oh - about the publicity of the game - I knew about it for a long time -
> I'd like to say months.
> I personally check the national teams websites to find out when and where
> their games are. Please don't tell me you only check the MEN's NT games.
Heh, heh, heh.... Oh, Jam. I wrote off-list to another member that I felt you
were not dissing me in your original post -- especially since I had made
specific mention of the fact that I had not seen the game and was asking for
insight from those who had. But I guess from what you wrote above, especially
the little "dig" about knowing of the game for months, that you did have me in
mind. Heh, heh, heh...
Oh, Jam, Jam, Jam.... Welcome to socref... ;o)
By the way, unlike the Big Soccer discussion board where nearly everyone hides
the behind anonymity of pseudonyms, here on socref we all use our real names.
Who are you? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Lifetime member, USSF National Program for Referee Development
Occasional rogue for the good of the game