RobbieRoss wrote:Such an approach is worse than classless. It is dangerous. I am heavily involved in junior sport, and the number one problem is criticism of officials. Weak people like Flanagan encourage that sort of criticism by their unjustified whinging. Frankly he is symptomatic of a nasty and increasing streak in our society of people refusing to accept their own errors and seeking to deflect blame to others.
RobbieRoss wrote:Richard Hinds has written an excellent and withering criticism of Flanagan on ABC Online - called his outburst an "appalling diatribe". He served it up to Trent Barrett too. Good stuff.
Gaiscioch wrote:Have I missed something here?
What is Freddie on about a forward pass in his Monday Wrap of our Storms game. Watch at 00:47
http://m.nrl.com/freddys-monday-wrap-st ... fault.aspx
I never saw a forward pass other then a deflection off Auva'a.
Maybe he is thinking Scott's pass has gone forward before the deflection? #BlindFreddie
yourhero wrote:Bagging the refs has somehow formed part of the Rugby League DNA. It will need a significant focus over a long period of time to change that. I don't know whether the code is ready for it to be honest...
Coaches bag the ref
Players bag the ref
Media personalities blame the ref
Fans blame the ref
No other sporting code in the world has such a focus on the officiating. Union is similar - I would argue with scrums and line-outs, have more room for ref interpretation but their game gets by with the refs seemingly invisible.
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