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    Posted: 18 May 2019 at 12:50pm
So Aled Davies shouldn’t be playing today?
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Originally posted by ynysddurfc ynysddurfc wrote:

The Irish officials already had to travel over to Scotland (assumed to be flying and associated hotel costs). No difference if they flew into Wales. Can't see why the pro 14 therefore couldn't fly the Welsh officials up to Glasgow. 


Its absolutely ridiculous, and I'm not saying Ben will go out to favour the Ospreys or will over compensate and favour us, however when that 50/50 call has to be made sub conscious certainly plays a part. So why leave doubt in the fans and players minds when there is a simple answer to the situation?
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The Irish officials already had to travel over to Scotland (assumed to be flying and associated hotel costs). No difference if they flew into Wales. Can't see why the pro 14 therefore couldn't fly the Welsh officials up to Glasgow. 
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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

It’s a free for all on the PRO14 twitter feed. Supporters from all 6 teams
Are saying the ref is bias and they’ve got no chance.


Whitehouse has had a strong connection with the Ospreys. He's from the region, he's been a regular down there over the years doing clinics. A very close friend of Dan Biggar and therefore by association would have been friendly with current Osprey players and on first name terms with many others. Attended Dan Biggar's wedding I'm told.

So with regards to picking a ref for this one the Pro14 could have chosen someone who doesnt have such a close association with one of the two teams competing. That would have been a good starting point.
 
in fairness gowerton is as close to the parc as it is to the liberty
 
Not sure him being friends with an ex osprey player is a valid reason for him to not to ref this game
 
Nigel is from our region and on here  most people think he is anti scarlets


I dont agree with Nigel reffing the Osprey derbies. If there's an obvious connection, remove it from fans minds and put someone in charge who has no connections. It should be fairly simple to find a PRO14 ref who doesnt actually come from the regions playing in a vital one off match.
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Out of curiosity what ref are people happy to see being in charge of our games?

The best referee is the referee who has never refereed your team....

The worst referee is the referee who has refereed your team the most times........



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Ken is a wonderful advert for the Scarlets but he is not a captain in the AWJ mould. AWJ is as adept at handling referees as he is at handling opposition lineouts. Both of these attributes could count against us tomorrow. 
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Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

It’s a free for all on the PRO14 twitter feed. Supporters from all 6 teams
Are saying the ref is bias and they’ve got no chance.


Whitehouse has had a strong connection with the Ospreys. He's from the region, he's been a regular down there over the years doing clinics. A very close friend of Dan Biggar and therefore by association would have been friendly with current Osprey players and on first name terms with many others. Attended Dan Biggar's wedding I'm told.

So with regards to picking a ref for this one the Pro14 could have chosen someone who doesnt have such a close association with one of the two teams competing. That would have been a good starting point.

Even more reason for him not to be bias towards them then. People use the bias towards us for Nigel excuse so he has to favour the Ospreys. 
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Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

It’s a free for all on the PRO14 twitter feed. Supporters from all 6 teams
Are saying the ref is bias and they’ve got no chance.


Whitehouse has had a strong connection with the Ospreys. He's from the region, he's been a regular down there over the years doing clinics. A very close friend of Dan Biggar and therefore by association would have been friendly with current Osprey players and on first name terms with many others. Attended Dan Biggar's wedding I'm told.

So with regards to picking a ref for this one the Pro14 could have chosen someone who doesnt have such a close association with one of the two teams competing. That would have been a good starting point.
 
in fairness gowerton is as close to the parc as it is to the liberty
 
Not sure him being friends with an ex osprey player is a valid reason for him to not to ref this game
 
Nigel is from our region and on here  most people think he is anti scarlets


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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

It’s a free for all on the PRO14 twitter feed. Supporters from all 6 teams
Are saying the ref is bias and they’ve got no chance.


Whitehouse has had a strong connection with the Ospreys. He's from the region, he's been a regular down there over the years doing clinics. A very close friend of Dan Biggar and therefore by association would have been friendly with current Osprey players and on first name terms with many others. Attended Dan Biggar's wedding I'm told.

So with regards to picking a ref for this one the Pro14 could have chosen someone who doesnt have such a close association with one of the two teams competing. That would have been a good starting point.
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Originally posted by Why Why wrote:

When you have three Irish officials doing the Glasgow v Ulster game and three Welsh doing the Osprey Scarlets game,it is quite clear how there could be a solution that wouldn’t cause any eyebrows to be raised.


Other than to save a few pennies I can't really see the logic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Why Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 10:08am
When you have three Irish officials doing the Glasgow v Ulster game and three Welsh doing the Osprey Scarlets game,it is quite clear how there could be a solution that wouldn’t cause any eyebrows to be raised.

Edited by Why - 17 May 2019 at 10:09am
She asks why i still can't answer. I guess its in the blood.
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Originally posted by Fscarlet Fscarlet wrote:

Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

Considering this is a European knockout game, I don't see why we can't get a referee from a decent, competent competition. Surely all the English ones aren't busy this weekend?


Full league programme this weekend all kicking off at 16:00 Saturday.


Fair enough.

The boy from Gowerton it is.
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Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

Considering this is a European knockout game, I don't see why we can't get a referee from a decent, competent competition. Surely all the English ones aren't busy this weekend?


Full league programme this weekend all kicking off at 16:00 Saturday.
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Considering this is a European knockout game, I don't see why we can't get a referee from a decent, competent competition. Surely all the English ones aren't busy this weekend?
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Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

Out of curiosity what ref are people happy to see being in charge of our games?
 
gareth Jenkins with Rupert moon and Delaney doing the line LOLLOL
 
slating the officials before a game is a bit much even for this forum ;)


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I wouldn’t have an issue with Joy Neville. I’ve been impressed with her.
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