21 Nov 2021 10:14:06
A great result yesterday - all that matters is being in the final - a better performance would have been nice but the result is king.

There is a lot of talk about bad refs but I think the one yesterday was not biased - just struggled to get a grip. Fans also need to realise that, just like the players, refs have stinkers too and are not infallible by any means.

Trying to improve reffing in Scotland is like trying to bribe a snake with a stamp collection - impossible - as long as the Lanarkshire mob are still in charge. They are on a gravy train and don't want to upset their neat and tidy world. Better to control it within themselves than have an expansive policy of ref recruitment and training that might improve standards.

How to improve it? That's tricky as it's a closed shop at the moment and I'm not sure who they are accountable to - themselves? Are the police investigating themselves here? As a fan, we can scream and shout, lambast the ref and implore the board to pipe up - it's not working so far. If I could control the crowd I'd go the other way with sarcastic applause of a raucous nature and blow kisses from the stands - perhaps a "riddie" might have more effect than abuse?! Maybe we should all carry red and yellow cards in our pocket and show the ref 50/ 60,000 red cards in unison every time he blunders - for both teams on the park and not just ours. Really we need the gutless wonders at the top of all the teams to act.

Having said that, I remember big Vladimir Romanov of Ukio Bankas and Hearts fame taking the powers on over reffing larceny. Rangers were awarded a penalty by Hugh Dallas (no - really - that actually happened - I sweat it) and he insisted that the SFA investigate "The integrity of the decision" - I've never forgotten that as it was the first time I'd heard of a manager call it out so blatantly. He tried again later on and was hit with a £10,000 fine for daring to question the immortals that run the game. What chance have we got eh?

1.) 21 Nov 2021
21 Nov 2021 12:54:55
It was linesman Andy Davies who saw a phantom penalty, celtic and the mob were neck and neck for the title, he's since admitted he was at it.

2.) 21 Nov 2021
21 Nov 2021 13:36:12
Thanks Mally - is there a source where he admitted that? I'd be interested to read that - and a little enraged if I'm honest.

3.) 21 Nov 2021
21 Nov 2021 14:15:25
I don’t think Davies had to come out and admit he got it wrong because everyone knew he cheated with that injury time decision.
It will go down in Scottish Football history as one of the worst decisions ever made and only 2 months later, the SFA rewarded Andy Davies with a Scottish Cup Final appearance in his last game before he retired.
Before retirement, Andy Davies will believe that decision helped contribute to the Ebt Rangers side, claiming the title on the last game of the season.

4.) 21 Nov 2021
21 Nov 2021 16:57:50
Let's just say a know for sure and leave it there bhoys.