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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Iain » Wed May 03, 2017 11:54 am

On the subject of Barnes, why is it we never get him now? I think I'm right in saying he hasn't had us at all this season, whereas I think I'm right in saying we've had all other refs more than once.

Is there a reason or is it just luck of the draw that's prevented us having by far and away the best ref in the Premiership?

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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed May 03, 2017 12:18 pm

He has not been to Welford Road this season but did officiate the away games at Gloucester and Saracens.
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Iain » Wed May 03, 2017 12:33 pm

Fair enough, my memory failed me. Still though, we haven't had him for ages.

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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Tigerbeat » Wed May 03, 2017 12:54 pm

Iain wrote:Fair enough, my memory failed me. Still though, we haven't had him for ages.
Last game was Saracens away.
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by tigercaspian » Sat May 13, 2017 10:58 pm

I am not sure I heard Nigel Owens use one player name today in Sarries v Clermont?
Always player number and colour??

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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Tigerbeat » Sat May 13, 2017 11:53 pm

tigercaspian wrote:I am not sure I heard Nigel Owens use one player name today in Sarries v Clermont?
Always player number and colour??
He did use names when speaking to Owen and Brad.
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Phil B » Sun May 14, 2017 10:25 am

Hadn't see this post, so late in replying. Glad the question has been raised. I don't like the Referee using Christian Names, mainly because, for me, it just doesn't sit right - the Ref should "keep a distance". What is happening though is Refs referring to some players by their Christian Names, and some not. This is either because, I think -

a) He wants to be pally with just the chosen few; or
b) He simply doesn't know all the players' Christian Names (most likely).

So I doubt the Ref can know the Christian Names of nearly 50 players, so discriminatory treatment has to be the norm, unless, of course, he stops using names, and calls all players by colour/number, which I think I prefer.
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by jgriffin » Sun May 14, 2017 11:13 am

Just to add fuel, Nigel sometimes says stuff in Welsh to Welsh speakers, including our own OW. Probably comments like 'great tackle on that miserable git'.
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Phil B » Sun May 14, 2017 4:03 pm

Speaking of Nigel Owens I listened to a wonderful edition of "Desert Island Discs" recently with dear Nigel in the chair. Very illuminating, and well worth a listen.

Hopefully this link will work, if you have 30 minutes' spare.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08cr6w9
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Noddy555 » Mon May 15, 2017 12:19 am

Didn't know their was a ref named Dean Richards or was that a tongue in cheek comment about the Falcons boss putting his oar in at one of the matches they played against us ?

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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Noddy555 » Mon May 15, 2017 12:21 am

Let's save Waynetta Barnes for when we get to the final

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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Tigerbeat » Mon May 15, 2017 6:09 am

Noddy555 wrote:Didn't know their was a ref named Dean Richards or was that a tongue in cheek comment about the Falcons boss putting his oar in at one of the matches they played against us ?
There is a ref called Dean Richards and he was appointed to officiate Quins first home premiership game, the season after bloodgate.
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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by Noddy555 » Mon May 15, 2017 2:55 pm

Ironic or what Tigerbeat!

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Re: Waynetta - too familiar??

Post by mol2 » Mon May 15, 2017 3:24 pm

I don't like the ref using first names on the pitch - that level of familiarity doesn't sit comfortably, particularly in the current era of players screaming appeals for offside and the like. Using the number is fine as it infers objectivity and impartiality in an era where the decision is being questioned.

Happier with first names in cricket where players generally accept the umpire's call politely, and at the top level they have direct access to reviews rather than it being a personal challenge to the official.

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