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Ref for Semi.....
chinjy (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 14:17
Saracens v Wasps (Allianz Park, 12.30pm) Live on BT Sport

Referee: JP Doyle (152nd Premiership game)

Assistant Referees: Ian Tempest & Hamish Smales. TMO: Graham H*ghes.

oh dear.... JP and "he who shall not be named".
There's something about Doyle I just don't trust.

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
RobB (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 14:59
(Sm102)

Before I even opened this thread I knew, just know it would be that pair of muppets!

Do they always come as a team?

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 15:12
Oh gawd!(Sm123)

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
15 May, 2018 15:29
Congratulations Wasps.



"Darkness washed over the Dude - Darker than a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom."

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Neville (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 15:38
Oh God, our help in ages past, our...etc


At least now, unlike 4 ( was it) years ago the TMO is able to pipe up and interfere. he went supposed to then.

However this presumes he knows the rules and maintains a shred of integrity.


That said I heard GFH adjudicate on a "try or no try" situation on TV just a couple of weeks ago.

He said, on this occasion, that since he couldn't see the ball grounded he couldn't advise the awarding of a try.

So he DOES know the rules, now.

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
AlanE (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 15:47
I'm sure JP and GH will do their job with absolute integrity; wouldn't expect anything less.

Don't like omens though!



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Re: Ref for Semi.....
Wayoutwest (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 16:38
Graham Hughes..... Oh no....

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Neville (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 17:13
Its Graham Fxxxxxg Hughes BTW!

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Petros (IP Logged)
15 May, 2018 19:50
It was JP's call on 77 mins that gave Exeter the chance to level in last year's final!

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
GeorgeTheWasp (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 10:29
Quote:
Vodka Graham
Congratulations Wasps.

Similar has been said over on our boards to you haha!

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 13:02
At least we won't get them in the final then smoking smiley

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
BarnetSarrie (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 13:38
Oh no no no - very very rude words indeed.
The terrible two. Hughes and JP. You really couldn't make it up. One of them would be bad enough, but after that Saints Final you would think the powers that be would have avoided putting the pair of them in charge.
The RFU really has it in for us.

I'm sitting with children at the weekend as well, so I will have to bite my lip till it bleeds. (Sm80)

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
McSaracens (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 14:25
Am I the only one that thinks JP is one of the better refs around?



I believe it might have been said before, but there is something special happening at Saracens, and I want to be part of it. - Nils Mordt

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 14:45
It's the combination that sets your nerves jangling ....(Sm54)

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
TonyTaff (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 15:57
JP has been better at controlling the TMO than he was on that infamous day.

I hope Hughes has been given some 'retraining' as well - there are some very effective gulag available (Sm22)



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Re: Ref for Semi.....
Wightwasp (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 18:46
Quote:
GazzaFez
At least we won't get them in the final then smoking smiley
Your not in the final yet!!!

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
tpr's headmistress (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 19:07
That's why there's a 'cool' but sickly smiley. (It's actually 'you're' if pedantics are to be entered into.)(Sm116)

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Seany_Boy0511 (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 19:28
JP Doyle is a top official, it's 4 years since 'that' final laws have changed since then and both have gained experience, ultimately if we are blaming a referee or TMO decision we have not done enough to win the game anyway....

Let's hope it's a good game and come on you Sarries!

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Wightwasp (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 19:32
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
That's why there's a 'cool' but sickly smiley. (It's actually 'you're' if pedantics are to be entered into.)(Sm116)
Ha guilty as charged
looking forward to a great game and may the best team win
Should be a cracker

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Seany_Boy0511 (IP Logged)
16 May, 2018 19:33
Travelling up from the Isle of Wight for this one! So hopefully it is a cracker!

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
F-F-F-FEZ (IP Logged)
17 May, 2018 06:27
Quote:
tpr's headmistress
That's why there's a 'cool' but sickly smiley. (It's actually 'you're' if pedantics are to be entered into.)(Sm116)

They're is something quite marvellous about a website that can move from utter horror at the choice of officials to an Eats, shoots and leaves moment! Does this sort of thing happen in foottie land? (Sm11)

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
Blackfeet (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 09:38
Chiefs fan in peace.

Please can we swap?!?!? We'll take JP over Matt Carley every day of the week (and we have the double whammy of Tom Foley running the line).


Let's just hope the best teams on the day triumph and neither game is decided by iffy refereeing decisions.

Go well Sarries - hope to see you for a re-match at Twickenham (Sm72)

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
GazzaFez (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 10:01
Quote:
Wightwasp
Quote:
GazzaFez
At least we won't get them in the final then smoking smiley
Your not in the final yet!!!

Have to say I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I'll settle for laugh smiling smiley

 
Re: Ref for Semi.....
#wolfpack (IP Logged)
18 May, 2018 10:12
Quote:
Blackfeet
Chiefs fan in peace.
Please can we swap?!?!? We'll take JP over Matt Carley every day of the week (and we have the double whammy of Tom Foley running the line).



Yes. Absolutely we can. As long as you take Graham H*ghes as well.


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