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It's the Riddler I tell you, Batman!
Discussion started by odd-shaped vagaries , 18 September, 2019 10:54
It's the Riddler I tell you, Batman!
odd-shaped vagaries 18 September, 2019 10:54

The referee is the final arbitrary

Re: It's the Riddler I tell you, Batman!
SK 88 18 September, 2019 11:17
Seems odd to take a lad from Loughborough who was in the academy with loads of the current players and expect him to be a totally impartial referee.

It's not really fair on him, Worcester or us. It casts a totally unnecessary cloud over his decisions. If he favours us is it bias? If he favours them is it him over correcting worried that he'll be accused of bias?

How easy it is it to just avoid this situation entirely by giving him other matches? Incredibly easy! They really don't help the referees sometimes.

Re: It's the Riddler I tell you, Batman!
Jon T 18 September, 2019 13:29
Was there any criticism after the Sarries game he officiated last season?

I can't say I've ever thought a prior association of a referee has been particularly obvious. Although I've perceived other reasons for bias, real or imagined.

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