How long ref?

OIREF!

Well-Known Member
#1
We're all used to players asking how long there is left to play. I'm happy to tell them - it doesn't cost anything and I always feel a refusal makes you look a right arrogant sod - but this past Saturday I must have had more than ever. One player asked after only 6 minutes of the second half. In another case we were waiting for the ball to be retrieved for a throw in and a player 5 yards to my right asked followed immediately by an opponent 5 yards to my left. What is it with players that they are so anxious for the match to end?
 

Yampy

Well-Known Member
#2
We're all used to players asking how long there is left to play. I'm happy to tell them - it doesn't cost anything and I always feel a refusal makes you look a right arrogant sod - but this past Saturday I must have had more than ever. One player asked after only 6 minutes of the second half. In another case we were waiting for the ball to be retrieved for a throw in and a player 5 yards to my right asked followed immediately by an opponent 5 yards to my left. What is it with players that they are so anxious for the match to end?
Because they're unfit and knackered?
 

Mintyref

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#3
We're all used to players asking how long there is left to play. I'm happy to tell them - it doesn't cost anything and I always feel a refusal makes you look a right arrogant sod - but this past Saturday I must have had more than ever. One player asked after only 6 minutes of the second half. In another case we were waiting for the ball to be retrieved for a throw in and a player 5 yards to my right asked followed immediately by an opponent 5 yards to my left. What is it with players that they are so anxious for the match to end?
Because they don't like you refereeing? Suposed to be a smiley face at the end of this! Bloody phone!
 

Sheffields Finest

Maybe I'm foolish, Maybe I'm blind!
#7
I only ever refereed a couple of Ladies games, when I say ladies, one of the teams would have mixed it easily with a man team... easily!!!!!
I was expecting girlie girlie tackles but this was a very big eye opener to what it has grown to today......