I spotted this earlier today on the excellent theoffside.com. A Rapid Bucharest player Costin Laza was awarded a penalty on his debut for the club. He went up the referee and informed him that this was not a penalty and so he reversed his decision.
Makes an intersting change but I dont know if he really will go down well with his new clubs fans.
Sorry a bit late posting this. Last week got a bit stressful on a personal level and to be honest just never got around to this. So quickly posting this before I head of to tonight’s supply league game.
As mentioned previously this was to be the 3rd line in succession and as a result I actually feel like I had some technique and felt comfortable. Its a bit odd though that this was the 3rd game on the spin where I had done right backs. I’m glad I felt comfortable as the first half was one of the hardest lines I have done in a long time. The Atherstone defence pushed very high up the field almost keeping the line on the half way line. This mean that the Chasetown attack were trying to play the line and meant some very tight offside calls. Also this meant a lot of sprints from the half way line to spin and break back up after following back to the keeper.
Another reason that I was glad I was feeling on the ball was that we were being assessed. Also the assessor was my supply league appointment officer so didn’t want to show myself up there.
The second half was just as hard but I found that the offside calls weren’t as tight this time around and bar a bit of a flare up the 2nd half went off without any real issues.
Read two interesting pieces on the DailyMail site today. According to Sir Alex weak Referee’s are driving Christinao Ronaldo out of the game.
Ferguson says the ‘systematic fouling’ of Ronaldo has become a popular ‘tactic’ in the Premier League and statistics do prove that he is fouled more than any other United player.
However interestingly the Daily Mail have published a list of the most fouled players this season. Kevin Davies always seems to be in these lists due to his style of play.
With games coming like this I may even get some consistency. Saturday was my 2nd line of the week and also the 2nd one where we operated right backs. Its amazing how much that throws you out on technique and how everything feels a bit odd. I can understand why the FA hav issued a directive from Panel League up to keep everyone the same way. Of course it has nothing to do with TV camera’s.
Quite a difficult 90 minutes to assist on. The game was quite srappy at times and made involvement for free kicks difficult to judge. Ive received my assessment and was quite happy with it. It was pleasing as well to get praise for non offsides as well. At times with the directives and laws as they are these days these can be one of the hardest area’s to judge. It was nice to see the assessor read these as well and commented positively about them.
Next game is tonight when I am on the line again and will again be running right backs.
Tuesday night was my first game in a few weeks. I had to come of last Saturdays supply league fixture due to having this virus that is working its way around my workplace. People are going from burning up to freezing and its taking a lot of my work colleagues out.
So Tuesday night I wasnt quite 100% having now started with some kinda of empty cough but nothing to rule me out or cause any concern. So to Shepshed vs Stocksbridge in the Unibond. I didnt really have a great deal to do. One offside and a couple of free kicks which I came in one and not a lot else to report about.
Out again on the contrib tomorrow where a trip to Atherstone is in store.
The FA have come in for some mixed feedback on the whole respect drive this year. While its a good idea and one that is needed some of the things that maybe have been attempted haven’t worked. I saw this latest video on Saturday for the first time on Soccer AM. I think this hits home the message unlike any thing they have tried so far.
While some of the England teams performances under Steve Mclaren were comedy. Last night as part of the drive to raise money for Charity on Comic Relief. There was this superb sketch with the England Team.