Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



Sir, —I think that in the faco of so many complaints about the unfairness and partiality shown by referees at matches that it is time that the Union took the matter up, and appointed gentlemen to that position at every match (at any rate all the first fifteens should have that benefit) who understand the game, and who are not partisans of any club, and who are above suspicion. lam led to make this suggestion owing to complaints made a week or two ago in reference to the Alhambra and Pirates match, where unmistakably the latter had to play umpire and referee besides the opposing club. Last Saturday we had complaints of the same nature —Alhambra v. Montecillo—in regard to the referee's conduct in calling back Beck and Isaacs when they had most unmistakably scored, and his refusal to allow the same club a mark when properly obtained. His blowing the whistle when neither of the flags was raised was most glaring, and showed a one-sidedness. On the same day we have another complaint of the referee on the Caledonian Ground, in the match Dunedin v. Pirates. What will be the outcome of this to our young men who join in this fine game, if these practices are not put down ? I hope that in the face of these complaints the Union will remedy these evils, that we may have football played in its integrity.—l am, etc., Footballer. Dunedin, May 21.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

FOOTBALL., Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

Word Count

FOOTBALL. Issue 7913, 22 May 1889

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.