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    It's hard to believe that this is a serious story. Suspending a referee for using an alternative method to a coin toss? That's making a mountain out of a molehill.

    Why does it matter? Was a fair method used to determine who kicks off / the direction of play? Yes.

    I'll often not use a coin, but rather just get a player to choose what hand the whistle is in, or to 'rock off' like this referee did. Crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leaguerefaus View Post

    Why does it matter? Was a fair method used to determine who kicks off / the direction of play? Yes.

    I'll often not use a coin, but rather just get a player to choose what hand the whistle is in, or to 'rock off' like this referee did. Crazy.
    I think the clue is here

    .Manchester City’s Steph Houghton, who also captains England, and Reading’s Kirsty Pearce were made to participate in the children’s game
    And here from BBC report
    .FA women's refereeing manager Joanna Stimpson told The Times that the McNamara's mistake was "a moment of madness".

    She added: "The referee forgot his coin and in that moment, in a TV game, he was really pushed for time.

    "He should have been more prepared, he should have had a coin. It was disappointing, it's not appropriate, it's very unprofessional."
    .. ie acting outside the laws and beyond his powers he forced two players to participate in something childish.
    (Gosh, it reminds me strangely of some thing)

    I completely understand why the FA took that view , and wanted to reprimand him for that
    Last edited by crossref; 4 Weeks Ago at 07:11.

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    Don't Panic.... at least he didn't forget his towel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    I completely understand why the FA took that view , and wanted to reprimand him for that

    I can see that the FA refs bosses/mentors might want to have a little chat etc.

    But suspended for three weeks? FFS. How does that help anybody?

    Or are the FA saying their refs are so stupid it takes three weeks of intensive study and retraining for them to learn to remember to always carry a coin? Because I cant think of a single reason why it would take three weeks to remind this guy of that!

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    Its NOT for forgetting his coin

    It's for making two captains play a childish game.
    An error of judgement

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    So its takes three weeks for retraining as to what game/method to use instead then?

    Obvious.

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    Yes the suspension is harsh
    But it's a salutory lesson , not for retraining

    The lesson for everyone is not : remember your coin (we knew that)

    The lesson is : dont make the captains play RPS, or any other silly game. Go and fetch a coin.
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    Default Re: always remember your coin ...

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    It's for making two captains play a childish game.
    Football's just as childish a game!

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