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Re: Emirates FA Cup - 2022/2023
« Reply #150 on: Tue 14 Mar 2023 09:11 »
Can I feel a bit uncomfortable about the appointment of:

1) A Manchester born/based referee for a FA Cup Quarter-Final in Manchester against Manchester United
2) The same referee as we had in the last round

Didn't they have any other referees available?

(PS We haven't had Jarred Gillett for ages)

Apologies for the bold text, not sure where that came from?! I accept location no longer seems to be relevant but what about my second point?

While it's not ideal given there were probably other options from SG1 to choose from, given the comments were very complimentary on here about his performance in that game, it shouldn't be a huge issue.  I doubt he'd have been given this game if he hadn't performed well in Fulham v Leeds.

You're right, his performance in the previous round against Leeds was excellent but I thought the idea was to mix things up. Many times I see posts about having the same referee often/never getting certain refs. As TTFL/Craven would concur, Jarred Gillett and Michael Oliver have literally been excellent every time we've had them, so can we have them every match please?

To follow on from the Sussex ref thread, there are/have been several Manchester-ish refs in SG1, but there aren't any London refs at this level or have been for many years?