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Referees World Podcast - What NOT to say to players

In this episode, Darren & Rich talk to refereeing colleague, Rob McDonald who has just served a 63 day ban for comments made to a player in the WSL. The post What NOT to say to players appeared...

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Just listening to this, as ever not personal but if people are needing educated that saying " can I watch" to a female wanting to shower in your room, is entirely unnacceptable, then maybe society is not your ideal environment

Passing it off a banter? Maybe in 1963

Presenters saying watch what you are saying as it might affect your income from refereeing? Someones got the ethos of refereeing upside down

Mr McDonald is even quoted as saying he " does not feel he can be me"

if his take on being him is suggesting watching females shower in front of him then hopefully he can be himself in a room far far away from society
 
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Absolutely tone deaf. Won’t listen again. Get in the bin.

Seeing as there is chance to comment on forum, I have come away listening to that with the impression the three speakers feel hard done by

Hopefully should a pure random stumble across that podcast they exclude me from any notion thats how refereeing thinks
 
On one hand, respect to the guys for making an effort and putting so many podcasts together. However, I also listened once, and once was enough. I just didn't feel the show was really representative and somehow it missed the mark.
 
On one hand, respect to the guys for making an effort and putting so many podcasts together. However, I also listened once, and once was enough. I just didn't feel the show was really representative and somehow it missed the mark.
I listen regularly, and take some good advice from it, but I do feel like they struggle to stay on topic, and will go down rabbit holes
 
Yet to listen to this weeks Pod but I do find Rich Mellin to be difficult listening.

Some of the viewpoints and ‘advice’ certainly aren’t anything I’d endorse or put into practice!
 
Yet to listen to this weeks Pod but I do find Rich Mellin to be difficult listening.

Some of the viewpoints and ‘advice’ certainly aren’t anything I’d endorse or put into practice!
I feel like Darren gets turned into a naughty schoolboy weekly too.
 
I'd love to know what workplace they think that sort of talk is appropriate in, if the main concern is the money that they are making then you need to treat it like a workplace.
 
I'd love to know what workplace they think that sort of talk is appropriate in, if the main concern is the money that they are making then you need to treat it like a workplace.

Thats how it came across

Dont be creepy to woman, it might affect your income
 
Just listening to this, as ever not personal but if people are needing educated that saying " can I watch" to a female wanting to shower in your room, is entirely unnacceptable, then maybe society is not your ideal environment

The ref said this? Only 63 days ban seems like a generous sentence.
 
The ref said this? Only 63 days ban seems like a generous sentence.
And the ref was promoted to level 4…..

I have tuned out of listening to the rest of the podcasts but I see they have stopped producing them anyway.
 
And the ref was promoted to level 4…..
And?
Why shouldn't he have been? He committed an offence. He served the punishment that was imposed.
And I am left to believe part of the punishment he was given was not that he was not able to be promoted now!!
 
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