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Eng v Aus - womens friendly

QuaverRef

I used to be indecisive but now i'm not so sure
#2
That's pretty poor. Offside decision is tough but it looks like the AR flags for the second ball, not the original pass which looks a terrible decision. 1st pen, blocked view looks about right to be fair but the 2nd pen, AR has got to help the referee out there. That's an easy decision to give, very poor
 

Trip

Well-Known Member
#6
The really poor decision there is the offside. No excuse for that.

The first penalty should have been given but I wonder if the ref's view was blocked. Her positioning was good, might have been a bit unlucky.

The second pen, I'm not totally convinced was a pen even after seeing the replay.
 

Ben448844

Well-Known Member
#7
The cynic (and life long cricket fan) in me suggests match fixing.

I've never seen 3 decisions as bad as those given in the same game before. If this was a previously unheard of African or Central American referee in the world cup group stages then the prospect of match fixing would be openly debated.

Just a suggestion, I'm sure it was just a very off night which isn't in keeping with the normal level of performance from an official working at such an esteemed level.
 

PinnerPaul

RefChat Addict
#8
Funny how we see things differently.

1st one - England player goes over oppo leg for me, 2nd one I agree with above & co commentator; referee seemed to look at AR for confirmation - didn't get it so doesn't give pen - that one a pen all day long for me.

Offside - CAN be difficult if no oppo in sight, but its basic stuff, if player receiving the pass is 'behind' the ball and when pass made its not offside.

Saw one bit of poor reporting on this where the implication was that we need male officials on Women's games - a) that demeans the female officials - they are poor decisions but the officials' gender has nothing to do with it! and b) There ARE male officials on women's games - me for a start;), but also more seriously on all levels of women's football including the WSL.
 

PP62

Well-Known Member
#9
Funny how we see things differently.

1st one - England player goes over oppo leg for me, 2nd one I agree with above & co commentator; referee seemed to look at AR for confirmation - didn't get it so doesn't give pen - that one a pen all day long for me.

Offside - CAN be difficult if no oppo in sight, but its basic stuff, if player receiving the pass is 'behind' the ball and when pass made its not offside.
I agree, with the 1st penalty appeal the defender's foot was planted on the floor and made no movement with her leg when the attacker tried to get past.
2nd penalty was a stonewaller.
Offside, 1st movement was tight but the player behind decision was terrible.
 

Sheffields Finest

Maybe I'm foolish, maybe I'm blind!
#10
Are there any decent women referees on men’s football coming through. A few decent old women on here but you lot don’t count! 😎
 
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zarathustra

RefChat Addict
#12
Are there any decent women referees on men’s football coming through. A few decent old women on here but you lot don’t count! 😎
I was wondering something along those lines myself.

I know Sian Massey-Ellis runs the line on the premier league, and that there are/were a few female officials in the Football League.

Are there many women operating at the highest domestic league for men’s football other than Bibiana Steinhaus in the Bundesliga?

More importantly, does it really matter?
 
#15
Best AR I have worked with: female

My friend and I were working out our likely regional promotions last night and we reckon we are going to get beaten to the last remaining promotion slot by a female ref.

And I don’t care in so many ways.

I sincerely hope all current and future refs of whatever background and whatever gender they identify will take encouragement from this forum. Gaining respect and having control on a football field is hard for anyone. The football field can also be a great leveller.

In addition, this:

https://m.facebook.com/MANWHOHASITALL/
 
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