REF EGOS TOP MY LIST FOR ROOM 101
I WATCHED TV in the gym on Friday night and saw Frank Skinner present Room 101; the show where you dump your pet hates. It got me thinking about my entries to Room 101 from the world of football: 1. Arrogant Referees From the minute you walk into a ref’s room on a Saturday, you pretty much know whether a ref is there to give the players and the crowd a great game of football, or whether he is there to massage his own ego.
The best just give the game back to the captains, deal with the managers without issue, and set the scene for a cracking show. The worst announce themselves very differently.You can smell their ego a mile off and the game rarely looks any different. They like to make controversial decisions, they like to blow the whistle, they like to be seen. 2. Clubs that corner away fans One of the worst sites for me is a half empty League One ground, with away fans stuffed up in one corner of the worst stand in the ground with a poor view.
Yes we all want to gain advantages. But come on! People pay good money to travel and support their teams. Let’s show them some decency and respect their efforts. Let’s give people the opportunity to enjoy the game. 3. Petulance Nothing annoys me more than a player who kicks a ball away or behaves in any other petulant way. I would love to see those players sent straight from the pitch rather than simply yellow carded. Kids are watching and learning from role models; petulance is the last thing that should be getting put on display.