Refereeing Sub-forum in WC section

Discussion in 'Referee' started by MassachusettsRef, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. MassachusettsRef

    MassachusettsRef Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Washington, DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bigsoccer has just established a refereeing news & analysis sub-forum in their World Cup section:

    https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=1065

    Some specific ideas for the forum as it develops are:

    A) pre-tournament news on training, selection, seminars, etc. and matches officiated outside the WC

    B) profiles of the selected referees

    C) analyses of every referee for every match

    D) any discussion regarding the politics of appointments

    E) threads for specific controversial incidents
     
  2. Statesman

    Statesman New Member

    Sep 16, 2001
    The name says it all
    You forgot

    F) Bitching and moaning from fans who blame the referee for their team losing.
     
  3. MassachusettsRef

    MassachusettsRef Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Washington, DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well yeah, but the point is to have a heavily moderated forum where matters relating to refereeing can be discussed. Let's face it, people are going to complain no matter what, but it's undeniable that refereeing is a big aspect of the game and it is particularly scrutinized at the World Cup. And if people can become a little more informed about the laws and the referees, it can be a good thing. The reason this forum holds some promise is because it's been labeled a "news & analysis" forum (N&A), which typically means the moderators won't put up with too much childish or petulant crap.
     
  4. blech

    blech Member+

    Jun 24, 2002
    California
    should be interesting. no doubt, many of the issues would otherwise be discussed, reviewed, debated in this forum, but we can at least hope that this might broaden the scope of opinions and input, and maybe even provide a means for educating about the laws some who would never come here. mind you, education can only go so far when "your" team is on the wrong end of a "bad" call, but i've generally found most people open to learning some of the intricacies that will undoubtedly come up next summer.

    bottom line, it can't hurt, and if you don't like it, just come back over here.
    :)
     
  5. SA14mars

    SA14mars Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Dallas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This thread should be a sticky in both forums...
     

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