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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by boulderdomb, May 8, 2017.

  1. Mewcenary

    Mewcenary Well-Known Member Level 3 Referee

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  4. Tino Best

    Tino Best Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    With Argos Ikea screwfix toolstation and bookies we should never have to buy a pencil ever again!
     
  5. Ciley Myrus

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    Unless you are oblivious to Scottish football or indeed national news in the last few days, the merest indication that you would step foot into a bookmakers will instantly deny you any chance of officiating....ok you might not be qualified or even registered as yet but no match official can place a bet on any game worldwide as per SFA rules, you could of course claim you were betting on a horse......
     
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    PinnerPaul Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    or on one of the myriad of other sports/non sports markets you can bet on!
     
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    GraemeS Well-Known Member Level 5 Referee

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    As per this here webpage (http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/policies/betting-rules), it appears it's a little more complicated than that in England. Specifically, as long as you're level 4 or below, you're allowed to bet as long as it doesn't involve a league you've refereed in that season. Worth pointing out to our newly promoted L3's though that they're now banned from betting on any football worldwide.
     
  8. boulderdomb

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    Until refereeing at a decent level as stated above I don't see gambling being an issue, as long as it's not on games/leagues you're on it shouldn't be an issue

    On a better note I done some sprints this morning as suggested and I can do about 7/8 before collapsing so I do have some fitness to improve on although there's 13 weeks until the start of the course.
     
  9. Tino Best

    Tino Best Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    Thanks for answering my question before I asked it!!!!!!!
     
  10. Ciley Myrus

    Ciley Myrus Well-Known Member

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    Its not complicated at all in Scotland......qualified Ref? No bets. Blanket ban.
     
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    On a side note and those that know me know my companies situation will understand!! I get asked regularly to sponsor teams, shirts, even buy kit, etc etc, £500 - £1000!!!! i think they see me as a soft touch with regards to easy money. Alas, its a similar predicament to the gambling situation, get rumbled sponsoring some shirts with your company name on and they do 'well' with you in the middle your reputation is absolute toast!!!!
     
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  12. boulderdomb

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    I guess I have until August to break even then!
     
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    mikedn Referee/Mentor Level 7 Referee

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  14. boulderdomb

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    So it's a few weeks now until I start and I can confirm I've improved my fitness a lot and I've been reading all of the posts on here and taking some notes and I'm feeling confident ahead of the course starting.

    I appreciate the advice everyone has given me.
     
  15. santa sangria

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    Good luck. Take your time. Stay positive. It's amazing what you can achieve with the odd smile;)
     

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