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Nigel Owens

Post by Mark62 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:54 pm

This is not looking for excuses Racing just about deserved it over the 80 minutes.

I have been a fan of his reffing over the years but he struck me as being a bit past it today.
Couple of his actions today struck me as odd in particular going to the TMO for Thompstones try when it had already been converted, he wasn’t aware of this, and the ball striking Will Evans head and giving a knock on, when he seemed to have a clear view .

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:46 pm

he told their 2 to "leave it" he is ignored and turn over occurs he says play on and that winds up with Manu in the bin

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Spicer » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:53 pm

I don't remember the last game I watched where I had no complains about a refereeing decision or general performance.

Owens is fine. Neither the best nor the worst.

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Scott1 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:03 pm

He was awful,poor decision making and unfit,couldn't keep up with play and kept getting in the way!

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by wellstiger » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am

Either over the hill, ring rusty or just a bad day at the office, You decide.

But in his defence he is the best talker to players still out there, he does state what he wants from players

However for me, he is and always has been, Mr Marmite. :smt018

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Chobbsy » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:11 pm

Mark62 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:54 pm
This is not looking for excuses Racing just about deserved it over the 80 minutes.

I have been a fan of his reffing over the years but he struck me as being a bit past it today.
Couple of his actions today struck me as odd in particular going to the TMO for Thompstones try when it had already been converted, he wasn’t aware of this, and the ball striking Will Evans head and giving a knock on, when he seemed to have a clear view .
He didn't loose us the game
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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by 4071 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:38 pm

wellstiger wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:31 am
Either over the hill, ring rusty or just a bad day at the office, You decide.

But in his defence he is the best talker to players still out there, he does state what he wants from players

However for me, he is and always has been, Mr Marmite. :smt018
I think he may have been feeling a bit leggy after reffing the Varsity match in mid-week. He did seem to be in the way a lot more than usual, blocking off White on several occasions.

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Smudge » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:02 pm

He has always been a poor and clearly biased referee. I remember him robbing us on loads of occasions in the past going back years. The odd wrong decision can be explained as a "bad day at the office" or "he is only human" but there is a long standing pattern that clearly indicates his bias, against English clubs in general and Tigers in particular.
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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Chobbsy » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:41 pm

Smudge wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:02 pm
He has always been a poor and clearly biased referee. I remember him robbing us on loads of occasions in the past going back years. The odd wrong decision can be explained as a "bad day at the office" or "he is only human" but there is a long standing pattern that clearly indicates his bias, against English clubs in general and Tigers in particular.
Sorry that is just not true
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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Scott1 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:47 pm

I remember him running the line for the Australia? AI game. Heard him more than the ref!!! I dread him officiating England games always seems to even things up!

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Tiglon » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:35 pm

We lost the game because our defence was poor.

Nigel Owens was pretty dreadful, despite his good player communication and occasional entertaining wit. Unless Barnes is in charge, I generally expect to be frustrated by the officiating regardless of which teams are on the pitch. In defence of Owens, and every other referee apart from Barnes, it's a ridiculously difficult sport to referee with so much of the laws open to subjective interpretation.

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:45 pm

Tiglon wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:35 pm
We lost the game because our defence was poor.

Nigel Owens was pretty dreadful, despite his good player communication and occasional entertaining wit. Unless Barnes is in charge, I generally expect to be frustrated by the officiating regardless of which teams are on the pitch. In defence of Owens, and every other referee apart from Barnes, it's a ridiculously difficult sport to referee with so much of the laws open to subjective interpretation.
defence was good enough when they had 15 players 3 tries were scored when down a man, Manu's in particular came after Owens had told their player to leave the ball in a ruck and was ignored for a turn over which he didn't penalise which ended in Manu getting a yellow card during which 2 tries were conceded.

Nigel Owens officiating had a material impact upon the match

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Scott1 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:51 pm

Correct! If that's spotted and the head knock on try is run in the corner we win the game! Straw clutching maybe but his "decisions" had a direct impact on the final result.

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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by Smudge » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:49 pm

Chobsy wrote:-
[Sorry that is just not true/quote]

I'm afraid it is mate.
There has been an active PR machine working on his reputation during the last few years and you see plenty of
support in the press etc., but you can't hide the facts. His obvious inconstances are bad enough but when they favour one side you can only draw one conclusion.
I am not new to the scene and I have had reason to curse him for years.

No, it's not blind prejudice but I always know he will stuff us, one way or the other.
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Re: Nigel Owens

Post by LE18 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:16 pm

If there was one thing to stop me going to a match, it would likely be Owens! I can put up with poor play etc, but he drives me up the wall with his officiating.

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