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League refs get their way, going back to work.

By johnboy - 12 August 2011 3

The Canberra Times reports that the world is once again safe for Rugby League as the whistle blowers have had their demands met.

Specifically:

— Local rugby league chairman Noel Bissett to release a statement supporting the competition’s officials.

— The Belconnen United Scholars to retract and apologise for recent comments made to the media about senior referee Rod Cranston.

— The Gungahlin Bulls to retract and apologise for an email circulated earlier this year criticising the standard of refereeing in Canberra.

That’s a relief.

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League refs get their way, going back to work.
alaninoz 8:10 pm 12 Aug 11

Battlecat said :

Making a statement against abuse is fair enough, and I support that, but having a go at a club official for emailing his fellow clubs about poor refereeing? WTF? That sounds pretty legit to me. What are they supposed to do when the refs are no good if not discuss it with their fellow administrators? If they get hauled over the coals for trying to raise it properly, then maybe it’s no wonder they just resort to yelling at them?
And a 12 month suspension for just saying something is not a good way to garner respect.

Depends what was said in the email.Some people can get pretty vitriolic – just browse RA.

LSWCHP 7:59 pm 12 Aug 11

Battlecat said :

Making a statement against abuse is fair enough, and I support that, but having a go at a club official for emailing his fellow clubs about poor refereeing? WTF? That sounds pretty legit to me. What are they supposed to do when the refs are no good if not discuss it with their fellow administrators? If they get hauled over the coals for trying to raise it properly, then maybe it’s no wonder they just resort to yelling at them?
And a 12 month suspension for just saying something is not a good way to garner respect.

I know nothing about ACT Rugby, and don’t care about it, but….

A fundamental precept of management (ie dealing with humans) is to praise in public, but criticise in private. Criticisms related to competence and ability to do the job are especially sensitive matters that should be handled discretely if you don’t want a disaster to happen. Shotgunning emails around to a bunch of people saying that people in the organisation are duds or cheats was bound to end in tears.

Battlecat 7:08 pm 12 Aug 11

Making a statement against abuse is fair enough, and I support that, but having a go at a club official for emailing his fellow clubs about poor refereeing? WTF? That sounds pretty legit to me. What are they supposed to do when the refs are no good if not discuss it with their fellow administrators? If they get hauled over the coals for trying to raise it properly, then maybe it’s no wonder they just resort to yelling at them?
And a 12 month suspension for just saying something is not a good way to garner respect.

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