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Referees World Podcast - Effects of referee decisions in empty stadiums

In this episode, Darren & Rich are interviewed by student, Sam Stone about the effects of referee decisions in empty stadiums. The post Effects of referee decisions in empty stadiums appeared...

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PinnerPaul

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Interestingly Geoff Eltringham (EFL SG2 referee) did sort of admit that it DID have an effect.

His reasoning was at that level, you need to 'manage the event', so what you don't do is give the first say, 5 decisions all to the away team, because, crowd noise goes up and your 'management' of the 'event' gets harder.

Obviously no fans means you don't have that to worry about.
 

JamesL

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Interestingly Geoff Eltringham (EFL SG2 referee) did sort of admit that it DID have an effect.

His reasoning was at that level, you need to 'manage the event', so what you don't do is give the first say, 5 decisions all to the away team, because, crowd noise goes up and your 'management' of the 'event' gets harder.

Obviously no fans means you don't have that to worry about.
What about the fake crowd noise? :ninja:
 
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