DEMANDS for greater respect and protection for referees has been made by the Kent FA after the number of available match officials dropped by a quarter this season.
I HAD wanted to pay Ascot United a visit tonight but their cup tie is switched to ext week. Easington Sports playing at home then catches my eye being as they are on my ‘Naughty List’ (as Pencilman calls it: I call it something rather more obscene) after a rather late call off one Saturday afternoon.
I read with interest Tracy Crouch’s initial findings on her review of football. While I agree with some of her points, including the structure of the National League being fundamentally flawed, I do question other areas of her findings and wonder how many of those “independent” people she spoke to when doing her research were really that, rather than more self-interested groups.
This time next week, results will be in. Win or lose, we’ll have some booze; if we draw, we’ll have some more. Technically I won’t have any as I’ll be driving, having foolishly chosen to live the best part of 200 miles from Chester, something of an oversight given that I’ve supported them for my entire adult life and beyond.