Spotlight On Sport

G. St. C. Scotter
Date Published: 
Jamaica Gleaner

Referees For The Trinidad Series

I see a suggestion in yesterday's paper by a correspondent to the effect that the Association should appoint for the Trinidad series a different referee for every match, the argument being that we have so many good referees that it is only fair to give as many as possible a chance.

Frankly I cannot agree with this view—without naming any names, I have only seen this season two referees really capable of handling a first class and important match successfully—and I know that in this view I am supported by practically every player in First Division football to-day.

The general standard of refereeing is definitely not good, though threre are one or two of the newer referees who, with more experience to ripen their discretion, will make first class referees—and it must be clearly borne in mind that this is an intercolonial series, and we cannot take any chance of an inexperienced referee making a hash of a big game.

I think the Association will find that three at the outside is the number of refs they have that it would be safe to entrust the series to.