Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Reffing Hell!

The SPL kick off may be delayed by a referee's strike.

For the love of God, how much more ridicule can football in this country survive?

Bad enough that this fine band of men make so many ludicrous decisions. Bad enough that you are unable to question them. Bad enough that some clown thought it would be a good idea to have them sponsored by Specsaver.

Now we're being held to ransom as the men in the middle demand something approaching a 74 percent pay rise. 74 percent. Robert Mugabe would cringe at that level of inflation.

They have claimed they want to be paid a similar wage to countrparts in similar European leagues.

Quick question: other than the distortion of the wages paid in Glasgow does the SPL pay comparative wages to players?

First reaction - tell them to go whistle. Ship in some referee's from elsewhere and see if the standard improves.

Second reaction - we need, unfortunately, to do a deal. If the league doesn't kick off at 12.30 on Saturday then what little credibilty we do have is going to be shattered.

Can we afford to let that happen?