This made me proud to be part of hockey...

Discussion in 'General Hockey Chit-Chat' started by Howard, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Howard

    Howard FHF Star Player

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    Scotland v Czech - Scotland needed to win to relegate Ireland and keep themselves up.

    Out of the three match officials, two were from Ireland, one on the field and one in the box. In football that would be an outrage....here it's not even worthy of a comment (note the irony!)- the integrity of the officials never in doubt (as it should be).

    Even in cricket they ended up with neutral umpires for Tests!!

    So well done hockey. As for the game - typical Scotland, doesn't matter what sport if there's a team there to beat Scotland will find a way to lose. Not scoring from the many PC's doesn't help either, but that's been done on another thread.
     
  2. Johnny Heath

    Johnny Heath FHF Starter

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    Other sports have a lot to learn from hockey. Football is in the dark ages. Will remain there with FIFA running the circus.
     
  3. Gingerbread

    Gingerbread FHF All Time Great

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    Football has such a large betting industry and, as with cricket, there is a real danger of corruption and complaints if say an English team of officials refereed the English team vs someone else or did a game which had an outcome that could affect England and anything controversial happens. Football also has the resources to provide world class officials from enough countries to cover any conflict of interest. Hockey doesn't have the money or the numbers to compete, there may simply not have been enough officials available to be able to provide a fully neutral team.
     
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    Olir FHF Top Player

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    Clickbait title.
     
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  5. Peckerwood Hockey

    Peckerwood Hockey FHF Starter

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    Rugby League has the same problem. However when something DOES happen that's controversial, you can predict the chorus of outcries from the affected teams/supporters, regardless of the officials' reputation, and even if the decision was correct.
     

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