Rover Flow: Ronnie Moore wants football’s ruling bodies to change process of assessing referees’ performances
RONNIE MOORE wants football’s ruling bodies to consider a change to the process of assessing referees’ match performances.
The Tranmere manager reckons the current system is not helpful to the cause of driving refereeing standards upwards.
Moore said: “I know they (the football authorities) are trying their hardest to improve things.
“We as a club give a mark to the referee and his officials for every game and we can make our comments to David Allison, who is in charge of referees for the Football League.
“But we don’t get to see what the match assessor says about the referee’s performance and for me, that is wrong. How can we work to improve things if we don’t know if the assessor agrees or disagrees with our view of an issue or an incident. The whole process should be more open.”
Moore gave low marks to David Phillips, the referee in charge of Tranmere’s 3-1 defeat at Bournemouth last Saturday. He was unhappy about a couple of free kick decisions that resulted in goals for the Cherries.
He said: “Referees are like players. They have good days and bad days and I thought he (Philips) had a bad day.”
Moore added: “I know how difficult a referee’s job is. I hate being the referee with the lads in training. It is human nature that when people moan and shout at the referee, he isn’t going to give them anything. I don’t. As soon as someone moans at me, they are not going to get a free-kick again.
“You can’t tell me that referees don’t do the same thing. That’s why I tell our players to talk to the officials in the right manner and try to get them on their side – even when they’ve made the wrong decision.”