Wisbech boss could quit due to dismay over refs
WISBECH manager Steve Appleby is considering quitting football after having a catalogue of refereeing decisions go against his side.
Appleby, who has been in charge of the Fenmen for almost two years, has become dismayed by the standard of officiating encountered in the Ridgeons Premier Division.
Wisbech sit sixth in the table but Appleby is fast falling out of love with the game.
He said: “I have to think long and hard about whether I want to be involved in football anymore. I always said I’d go when I stopped enjoying it and that’s the way it is now.
“Too many matches are no longer decided by footballing ability and that’s not right.
“I’ve been involved in men’s football since the age of 15 and can remember when good old-fashioned referees displayed common sense and had their own mind, but sadly they are few and far between now.
“It seems to me they are only interested in climbing ladders and impressing the assessors sat in the stands now. What makes it worse is the majority of them are so arrogant you can’t even speak to them.”
Appleby was sent from the dug-out at Ely on Boxing Day for allegedly using foul and abusive language at the officials.