Personally I wouldn't, I was appointed to a fa cup game last Sunday, turned down an appointment on the Saturday. Not prepared to risk injury before a big gameHere's one to ponder. You have a Sunday League Cup Final (middle)... do you take a game the day before on the Saturday?
If the cup final appointment is coming, am staying away from games for at least 7 days before the Final!!!Here's one to ponder. You have a Sunday League Cup Final (middle)... do you take a game the day before on the Saturday?
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If the cup final appointment is coming, am staying away from games for at least 7 days before the Final!!!
Many may find that excessive, but it works for me
What about going out on the razzle the night before? That said, the my favourite tipple doesn't taste the same when filtered through a facemask and I have to imagine the barmaids are out of a Kylie Minogue video, rather than wearing Perspex shields more fitting of an operating theatre
Got one coming up this Saturday.
Both open-age. 1pm kick off followed by a 3.30pm kick off (same venue). Both 90 mins, both full match fee.
At age 54, it's gonna test the old hamstrings somewhat and my sometimes dodgy Achilles but it seems there's a bit of a referee shortage in our league this month so I've agreed to do it.
Anybody else been asked to do similar recently?
Those spectators were probably abiding by the Covid rules. What are the rules again?Well, I managed to get through both matches without falling over.
My legs are what you might call "stiff" today but you expect that at my age anyway. A bit surreal turning up to the venue at 12.15 and still being there at 5pm. I was physically and mentally tired at the end I have to say but I'd do it again - just not every week.
First match was fairly straightforward. Very one-sided and no cards or major incidents.
Second game was of a poorer standard, more evenly matched, but was "marred" for me by the presence of a section of about 30-50 drunken spectators chanting, egging their home team on and generally winding the away team up!! They've built a big new club house up there in the last two years, very nice with all mod cons which the locals clearly now use as a Saturday afternoon all-day boozing venue. It means you now get a crowd of around at least 100 people there for every home match (don't even go there with Covid social distancing on the sidelines ) with many of them half-cut by 2.30pm.
Two yellows and a red (VC) in the last 10 mins made for an interesting finish but I suppose that's grass roots for you.