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Who'd be a ref?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Boozo, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Boozo

    Boozo Active Member

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    We've all heard the old joke about having a 21st and if no one shows up you're fit to be a referee. But seriously, do you have what it takes to referee and would you want to do it?

    Count me out. I'm too thin skinned to cop the inevitable abuse and I know that I would have difficulty keeping my bias (subconscious or intentional) out of the equation. I enjoy Manly victories too much and hold too many grudges against many other clubs.

    I do though, like to entertain a scenario in my mind where I get to referee a Storm game and ping them for every dummy-half forward pass, every leg pull, ankle twist, knees on the calf, chicken wing, choker hold and every other grubby tactic in their arsenal. Oh, and I'd find a way to disallow any of those lucky dip tries off kicks. They're not worth 6 points. Just once.
     
  2. Boozo

    Boozo Active Member

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    We've all heard the old joke about having a 21st and if no one shows up you're fit to be a referee. But seriously, do you have what it takes to referee and would you want to do it?

    Count me out. I'm too thin skinned to cop the inevitable abuse and I know that I would have difficulty keeping my bias (subconscious or intentional) out of the equation. I enjoy Manly victories too much and hold too many grudges against many other clubs.

    I do though, like to entertain a scenario in my mind where I get to referee a Storm game and ping them for every dummy-half forward pass, every leg pull, ankle twist, knees on the calf, chicken wing, choker hold and every other grubby tactic in their arsenal. Oh, and I'd find a way to disallow any of those lucky dip tries off kicks. They're not worth 6 points. Just once.
     
  3. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I did the course to be a junior referee about 25 years ago.

    I could've been an NRL referee by now (OK maybe not).

    But I'm glad I'm not. I've got few enough friends as it is.
     
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    • simon64

      simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      I did the course to be a junior referee about 25 years ago.

      I could've been an NRL referee by now (OK maybe not).

      But I'm glad I'm not. I've got few enough friends as it is.
       
    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Sounds like you're over qualified.
       
    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Sounds like you're over qualified.
       
    • Pablo

      Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      LOL.
       
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        Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        LOL.
         
      • Dan

        Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I'd do it for sure! I love refereeing and am qualified in soccer and Oz Tag have been toying with the idea of doing rugby league refereeing too.

        You get dick heads in all games but as long as you treat the players with respect and show that you are having fun and are interested in the game then most players will respect your decisions whether they are always correct or not
         
      • Dan

        Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I'd do it for sure! I love refereeing and am qualified in soccer and Oz Tag have been toying with the idea of doing rugby league refereeing too.

        You get dick heads in all games but as long as you treat the players with respect and show that you are having fun and are interested in the game then most players will respect your decisions whether they are always correct or not
         
      • mmmdl

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        Me too, about 20 years ago.

        One of the biggest knobs that was refereeing at the same time as I was is now an NRL linesman - Luke Potter. Was a knob at school, as a junior ref, and nothing much seems to have changed now.
         
      • mmmdl

        mmmdl Active Member

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        Me too, about 20 years ago.

        One of the biggest knobs that was refereeing at the same time as I was is now an NRL linesman - Luke Potter. Was a knob at school, as a junior ref, and nothing much seems to have changed now.
         
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        Pretty easy 100K a year.

        All you have to do is get paid to stay fit, do a few technical sessions throughout the week and work half a day on most weekend for 7 months.

        Your boss will back you no matter what you do, see this at my work and they are the complacent ones as well.
         
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        Pretty easy 100K a year.

        All you have to do is get paid to stay fit, do a few technical sessions throughout the week and work half a day on most weekend for 7 months.

        Your boss will back you no matter what you do, see this at my work and they are the complacent ones as well.
         

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