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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2022, 08:57:43 PM »
Probs be easier if you two just text each other

Yeah sorry about that!

Some really close games in the league today! Really interested to hear about some of the games! Scarborough looks like a good game on paper, particularly if they got some young lads blooded?

Consett running brods close and M&N coming close to doing Driffield a massive favour!

Ilkley have to be massive favourites to finish as league winners now with remaining fixtures!

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« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2022, 09:07:43 PM »
Not 100% sure how to fairly review todays game at Morley. The game was so poorly officiated that most merit league games would of been surprised by the standard on show by the referee.

Ultimately the better team won.

6-13 at half time due to any Driffield attacking opportunity being stopped by a referees whistle, on many occasions home and away supports left scratching their heads as to the reasons why.

Second half it was more of the same. Referee stopped anything that resembled a fair contest, until with 10minutes to go the Young Driffield winger made a strong run from 60m out to score. The game then seemed beyond Morley (and the referee) and the flood gates opened, 4 tries in 9 minutes.

The referee kept trying to find away in for Morley and it finally worked with 2minutes left on the clock.

Very disappointed to be bad mouthing a referee rather then talking about the performance of the players, however I didn’t watch a game of rugby today. I watch one man in the middle the pitch penalise one team out of a game whilst allowing the other to play by a different standard.

None of us like to moan re refs so this fella must have been a shocker, it#ll be interesting to find out his name as we had a similar one earlier in the season (so bad in fact that the assessor said he was going to ask him why he'd so obviously picked a team to win), you have to put it down to subliminal one eyedness.....thinking any ref at our level woyld 'cheat' is a road to ruin.

A good battle at Durham today, we knew it would be very tough and so it was....they are a physical outfit and made H advantage tell.

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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2022, 09:23:10 PM »
Not 100% sure how to fairly review todays game at Morley. The game was so poorly officiated that most merit league games would of been surprised by the standard on show by the referee.

Ultimately the better team won.

6-13 at half time due to any Driffield attacking opportunity being stopped by a referees whistle, on many occasions home and away supports left scratching their heads as to the reasons why.

Second half it was more of the same. Referee stopped anything that resembled a fair contest, until with 10minutes to go the Young Driffield winger made a strong run from 60m out to score. The game then seemed beyond Morley (and the referee) and the flood gates opened, 4 tries in 9 minutes.

The referee kept trying to find away in for Morley and it finally worked with 2minutes left on the clock.

Very disappointed to be bad mouthing a referee rather then talking about the performance of the players, however I didn’t watch a game of rugby today. I watch one man in the middle the pitch penalise one team out of a game whilst allowing the other to play by a different standard.

None of us like to moan re refs so this fella must have been a shocker, it#ll be interesting to find out his name as we had a similar one earlier in the season (so bad in fact that the assessor said he was going to ask him why he'd so obviously picked a team to win), you have to put it down to subliminal one eyedness.....thinking any ref at our level woyld 'cheat' is a road to ruin.

A good battle at Durham today, we knew it would be very tough and so it was....they are a physical outfit and made H advantage tell.

Boris was todays match official! By no means saying that he was cheating. A referee who isn’t able to keep up with the speed of play or miss certain things is one thing. However it usually goes both ways. Today  it appeared that each team had a different level of tolerance for offences.
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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2022, 09:37:40 PM »
I am bitterly disappointed to hear referees abused like this on the forum.

One of the cornerstones of our game is respect to the referee and if nothing else human decently should prevent such shameful abuse of a volunteer.

Driffield is a fine club but this and other undisclosed recent issues with the clubs attitudes to referees suggests a moral reset is needed.

For any referees reading this, please remember that 99% of rugby players and supporters are truly appreciative of the part you play in our game.

For balance, the referee referred to made an excellent contribution to a recent match at Silver Royd. Win, lose or draw have enough class not to attack the ref.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2022, 09:38:34 PM »
Not 100% sure how to fairly review todays game at Morley. The game was so poorly officiated that most merit league games would of been surprised by the standard on show by the referee.

Ultimately the better team won.

6-13 at half time due to any Driffield attacking opportunity being stopped by a referees whistle, on many occasions home and away supports left scratching their heads as to the reasons why.

Second half it was more of the same. Referee stopped anything that resembled a fair contest, until with 10minutes to go the Young Driffield winger made a strong run from 60m out to score. The game then seemed beyond Morley (and the referee) and the flood gates opened, 4 tries in 9 minutes.

The referee kept trying to find away in for Morley and it finally worked with 2minutes left on the clock.

Very disappointed to be bad mouthing a referee rather then talking about the performance of the players, however I didn’t watch a game of rugby today. I watch one man in the middle the pitch penalise one team out of a game whilst allowing the other to play by a different standard.

None of us like to moan re refs so this fella must have been a shocker, it#ll be interesting to find out his name as we had a similar one earlier in the season (so bad in fact that the assessor said he was going to ask him why he'd so obviously picked a team to win), you have to put it down to subliminal one eyedness.....thinking any ref at our level woyld 'cheat' is a road to ruin.

A good battle at Durham today, we knew it would be very tough and so it was....they are a physical outfit and made H advantage tell.

Andy Baker was todays match official! By no means saying that he was cheating. A referee who isn’t able to keep up with the speed of play or miss certain things is one thing. However it usually goes both ways. Today  it appeared that each team had a different level of tolerance for offences.
For the avoidance of doubt I am referring to these two posts.
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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2022, 09:47:35 PM »
I am bitterly disappointed to hear referees abused like this on the forum.

One of the cornerstones of our game is respect to the referee and if nothing else human decently should prevent such shameful abuse of a volunteer.

Driffield is a fine club but this and other undisclosed recent issues with the clubs attitudes to referees suggests a moral reset is needed.

For any referees reading this, please remember that 99% of rugby players and supporters are truly appreciative of the part you play in our game.

For balance, the referee referred to made an excellent contribution to a recent match at Silver Royd. Win, lose or draw have enough class not to attack the ref.

To be clear I am by no means abusing a referee! They are doing a job, good or bad they are as vital as the players on the pitch, and nobody sets out to do a bad job.

We have had The same referee this season without complaint.

The views are my own as a spectator from the touchline and I am not speaking for Driffield Rugby clubs players or committee.

I have watched rugby for a lot of years, and feel I would be honest if the players performance wasn’t up to standard so not sure why I should be different about a referee?

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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2022, 09:54:56 PM »
Thank you for the clarification.

However I don't agree that individual performances of.players or especially referees should be highlighted in this way.

I'm not being a prune but the game is suffering from a chronic shortage of referees.

You may not think your comments were abuse but sadly in our game they were. You effectively said he was unfit and biased... Do you think he is likely to be motivated to continue reffing by that. And btw, referees read this forum a lot.

Differ Lid, you are an excellent contributer the forum and I really hope you continue to do so. Please remember that referees are an isolated individual in the middle of a field of 30 players (and sometimes hundreds of spectators), they are protected by the respect our game affords them. When that respect is diminished so is our game.

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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2022, 10:10:19 PM »
Atleast B&B stuck to there task today and put up a fight!

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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2022, 10:12:24 PM »
Thank you for the clarification.

However I don't agree that individual performances of.players or especially referees should be highlighted in this way.

I'm not being a prune but the game is suffering from a chronic shortage of referees.

You may not think your comments were abuse but sadly in our game they were. You effectively said he was unfit and biased... Do you think he is likely to be motivated to continue reffing by that. And btw, referees read this forum a lot.

Differ Lid, you are an excellent contributer the forum and I really hope you continue to do so. Please remember that referees are an isolated individual in the middle of a field of 30 players (and sometimes hundreds of spectators), they are protected by the respect our game affords them. When that respect is diminished so is our game.

Then I apologies if that’s how it appears, and comes across. But was certainly not meant as abuse!

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2022, 10:20:09 PM »
A final comment worthy of the club you represent.

Let's leave it there.
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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2022, 10:27:50 PM »
Not 100% sure how to fairly review todays game at Morley. The game was so poorly officiated that most merit league games would of been surprised by the standard on show by the referee.

Ultimately the better team won.

6-13 at half time due to any Driffield attacking opportunity being stopped by a referees whistle, on many occasions home and away supports left scratching their heads as to the reasons why.

Second half it was more of the same. Referee stopped anything that resembled a fair contest, until with 10minutes to go the Young Driffield winger made a strong run from 60m out to score. The game then seemed beyond Morley (and the referee) and the flood gates opened, 4 tries in 9 minutes.

The referee kept trying to find away in for Morley and it finally worked with 2minutes left on the clock.

Very disappointed to be bad mouthing a referee rather then talking about the performance of the players, however I didn’t watch a game of rugby today. I watch one man in the middle the pitch penalise one team out of a game whilst allowing the other to play by a different standard.

None of us like to moan re refs so this fella must have been a shocker, it#ll be interesting to find out his name as we had a similar one earlier in the season (so bad in fact that the assessor said he was going to ask him why he'd so obviously picked a team to win), you have to put it down to subliminal one eyedness.....thinking any ref at our level woyld 'cheat' is a road to ruin.

A good battle at Durham today, we knew it would be very tough and so it was....they are a physical outfit and made H advantage tell.

Andy Baker was todays match official! By no means saying that he was cheating. A referee who isn’t able to keep up with the speed of play or miss certain things is one thing. However it usually goes both ways. Today  it appeared that each team had a different level of tolerance for offences.

Shock borris at it again!!

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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2022, 11:11:44 PM »
Not meaning to single anyone out, but, the abuse of referees is totally unacceptable. From what I have seen this year, the standard of refereeing has been good, in Y1, NE1, NP and N2N. To suggest refs at these levels are deliberately biased is not good in my opinion. A thankless task in many games - let's get behind them and thank them for their commitment! No ref, no game.
 

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Re: Saturday 2nd April preview
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2022, 12:49:42 AM »
We at heath respect all the referees in this league. Particularly Andy Baker. He referees the games fairly and does not tolerate lack of discipline from players. As it should be. Perhaps clubs should reflect on their own performances first before blaming referees. I assume Driffield were frustrated all game by Morley and their discipline deteriorated throughout. Heath played a spirited B&B side today. They never gave up and they constantly backed each other up, regardless of mistakes. They are inspiring

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2022, 08:10:10 AM »
Let’s try this again,

Yesterdays game at Morley was a contest between 2 sides with differing styles, both playing to individual strengths. Morley’s had the size advantage and attacked around the breakdown and through the 10 channel. Driffield tried to stretch the game and move the bigger Morley players around the park. And it worked. They tired and the game opened up.

Morley had to slow the game down at the breakdown, and did so for most of the game. With only 2 penalties against them for not rolling away and non for hands in through the full 80minutes, so they played to the limits afforded to them.

Driffield dominated set piece, and showed great work rate throughout the game. However to many penalties at the breakdown for hands in or not rolling away. (Including a 2 yellow cards, one for each offence)

Pocklington at home next week looks a very interesting contest, recent results for Pock look impressive!

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2022, 08:49:09 AM »
Let’s try this again,

Yesterdays game at Morley was a contest between 2 sides with differing styles, both playing to individual strengths. Morley’s had the size advantage and attacked around the breakdown and through the 10 channel. Driffield tried to stretch the game and move the bigger Morley players around the park. And it worked. They tired and the game opened up.

Morley had to slow the game down at the breakdown, and did so for most of the game. With only 2 penalties against them for not rolling away and non for hands in through the full 80minutes, so they played to the limits afforded to them.

Driffield dominated set piece, and showed great work rate throughout the game. However to many penalties at the breakdown for hands in or not rolling away. (Including a 2 yellow cards, one for each offence)

Pocklington at home next week looks a very interesting contest, recent results for Pock look impressive!

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