Re: MIAA Tourney Scores
posted at 11/12/2010 9:04 AM EST
In Response to Re: MIAA Tourney Scores
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: MIAA Tourney Scores : I am always bemused by the bashing of referees. I doubt very much that you are a referee. It is likely that you have no concept as to what it takes to officiate a match. The fact that you, on the sideline or in the stands, think there are "blatant, missed calls", does not mean that those calls are, in fact, in error. Point of view is critical, as is the feel of the game, the nature of the instance, and many other factors. If you believe that the officiating is a problem, your solution is to require more officials (3-man vs 2-man)? Would that not lead to a greater possibility of mistakes? Every sport requires officials - therefore resulting in a human element that can never be eliminated. Officials must have an impact - that is the nature of sport. A call not made can be as critical as a call made. Are some officials better than others - absolutely. However, I know of no official with an agenda, no official who knowingly favors one team over another, no official who does not bring integrity to the pitch. Regardless of what it may seem to a fan, it just doesn't happen.
Posted by wgleslie[/QUOTE]
Good points and well written. Fans will never all be happy with all calls as long as there are two teams playing. 50% of the crowd will be unhappy with any call at any big game.
That being said, without the third official out on the field many calls are being make from a very long way away from the play. No other sport has their officials this far away from the action. Not football, basketball or baseball. Why soccer?
Basketball uses two man games during the regular season and switches to 3 man games for the tournament. Three man allows for better coverage and angles and less running.
Not sure why soccer would not do the same given the emotions and intensity of play during these games. Sure money and pay have something to do with it.
Lastly, there are a few guys I have seen that are just not in shape to run and keep up with a fast moving game played at a high level. My guess is there is no test of an official's ability to run and keep up with 16-18 year old kids. Maybe there should be to get these games like these