Everyone just casually over looking the fact it says more than 1 major development.
How Is this major dev more than one ? Because I wore a bib and couldn't control spectator's.
Yet it says control technical area occupants
Appeals are generally only allowed where the written text is wrong in law or the mark awarded does not match the written text.And although I defended the observer's previous remark, I will not defend his advice here. The way he suggests you manage things (i.e.: by demands and threats) is not going to make you any friends before the match. In fact, he's actually relatively contradictory in this advice: first, he says that you should inform the teams that the spectators should be behind the barriers, then he says that you should not wear a bib because it's the team and competition's responsibility to ensure there are no clashes; surely it's also the team and competition's responsibility to ensure that spectators are behind the barriers and well behaved, but in that instance you're expected to "manage" the situation, while in the other situation, you're expected to be a hard head about it.
Honestly, mate, this observer sounds like he's a bit of an "old school" guy and your 6.0 reflects more on his perception of your approach to refereeing (which may be more modern and is probably more cooperative) than his preference (which is probably more old school and favours a schoolmaster's approach). I agree that it should be appealed, but I don't know how strong the grounds for appeal are. You may have to just chalk this up to a bad experience, in the end.
Certainly at step 3-4 & 5-6 only the appealed competency is considered now, rather then the whole report.If it was 7 to 6 or 6 to 5 I would probably just give closed book advice, but 5 to 4 is different and there is no way a referee aiming to go into semi-professional football should be bowing to pressure from clubs to wear a bib.
When he says "there were barriers today", what sort of venue was this? If a permanent barrier, such as at a semi-pro ground then there will also be technical areas, in which case you have an element of responsibility for ensuring that only players, subs, and nominated coaching staff are inside the barrier. Whereas if it was a respect type barrier that is much less of your issue to enforce, although that has me thinking that surely they aren't observing you for 5 to 4 on youth football?
To appeal you would need to email your observation coordinator, as soon as possible after receiving the report and certainly within 7 days. This email should clearly state where you think the advice is incorrect in law, and / or where specifically you believe the mark awarded does not reflect the written text. This can include that major / minor development advice has been given but with no timed examples to check this. A warning though, an appeal can and often does send the mark down rather than up as there may be other sections where the observer has marked 7.5 or higher and not provided timed evidence. So before you appeal make absolutely sure that any 7.5 or above is properly evidenced, if they aren't you have to consider whether the potential marks you gain might be less than those you might lose.