HAL referees - inept or something else ?

Discussion in 'Australian Football' started by RECKY, Oct 23, 2019.


HAL Refs are

  1. Inept

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  2. FFA Stooges

    3 vote(s)
  3. Stuck between a rock and a hard place

    4 vote(s)
  1. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    This will probably be a one sided thread ...BUT ...HAL referees from day one inept, stooges or something else ? ...sure in the heat of battle at CCM games we’ve all screamed torrents at the official in charge...but to be fair , this lot are so far from consistent it’s just ridiculous ....by all means post some glaring f**k ups by the man in the middle
  2. AuzDutchy

    AuzDutchy Active Member

    Cant remember the game, but i remember seeing HAL Refs call an offside from a throw in, and once an offside for a player that started in their own half
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  3. FFC Mariner

    FFC Mariner Well-Known Member

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  4. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    I just want to see more consistency. Figure out the standard all the officials want to target and sort it out as a league not having a situation where one week Silvera is hacked off the park and the next week we get a yellow for hardly anything. Same for handball, stance on diving/falling easily and everything else.

    Give everyone a level they can play to and stick with it.
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  5. true believer

    true believer Well-Known Member

    Exhibit one . Stooge calls on all
    I believe the club needs to take a fine to give the ffa a quality spray .

    Maybe even a yellow card and var watch
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  6. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    There’s one other pet hate I have and that’s the idea that so many refs have of giving warnings rather than cards early. Watching the FFA cup tonight there were a few yellow worthy tackles and holding/professional fouls early and nothing. Do it in the second half and you’re in the book. As far as I’m aware goals are worth the same all game yet fouls aren’t treated the same.
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  7. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    Yeah me too
  8. Forum Phoenix

    Forum Phoenix Well-Known Member

    Yep. Learn to let the 50/50’s and soft ones go to let the game flow and not be conned by theatrics. And on hard and dangerous stuff, set the tone early and give a yellow.

    They literally get this backwards most of the time.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
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  9. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    The reffing in the HAL is atrocious.

    Is the FFA corrupt?

    Is there a clear correlation?

    The answer is YES to both questions.
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  10. RECKY

    RECKY I'm an idiot savant without the pesky savant bit

    I do remember one atrocious pile of shite ...it was a GF in Melbourne , run by that f**ktard Breeze and it was a card a thon ...but then they rescinded 99% after the fact ....that told me then not to trust our match officials
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  11. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Inept at best, strange how the teams that aren't high profile get and towards the bottom of the ladder get screwed over in comparison to those more high profile.
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  12. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    They let Victory off a late handball and screwed Brisbane in the process. The harsh handball rule consistency is already broken.
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  13. MagpieMariner

    MagpieMariner Well-Known Member

    I couldn't see the difference between that one tonight and ours against WSW. Oh, well, of course, the big difference was this time it's Victory.
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  14. turbo

    turbo Well-Known Member

    Or the one against Adelaide or WSW in Rd 1 and 2 respectively. The only way a really strict rule can be ok is if it’s upheld consistently.
  15. Blackadder

    Blackadder Active Member

    Of course, a high profile team gets the favourable call. Is anyone surprised by that?
  16. true believer

    true believer Well-Known Member

    this is the thing . some dude or dudette needs to throw a youtube piece together and post it on every a-league site .
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  17. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    88th minute....yep. I'd argue that was even more of a foul than ours was - my argument against ours being a foul is that I don't think the law intended for unpredictable deflections off teammates.
    It's amazing how VAR always suffers from 'big club bias' in Australia. I have other thoughts on the problems with refereeing here, but no time at the moment.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
  18. true believer

    true believer Well-Known Member

    gee the drive by bling game is an absolute howler for the var
    the ball clearly cross the line and there is a clear hand ball from bachuss
    the ffa must have made a call for the drive by's to win at cumberland oval .
    the var can't have any credibility in any australian club
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  19. Tevor

    Tevor Well-Known Member

    Totally agree, clearly the FFA want WSW to be good this year as they bring big crowds. VAR last night was the worst i’ve seen it. Only 11 teams to help the Drive Byes now the VAR is also on their side, I hope they get the average crowd numbers up.
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  20. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    No it doesn't. You can have grass between the line and the ball and the ball still be in - and the AR was also right in line. I doubt it crossed the line, but you certainly couldn't prove it either way with VAR.
    I haven't seen the handball, but at the goal-line incident, Georgievski flattened Grant from behind for what should have been a clearcut penalty.

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