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3 hours ago, ECPL said:

Why did the league re arrange the Millbrook v Dobwalls match.  The referee was informed but not both clubs as both teams arrived ready to play.  Thank goodness Al Johns was there and refereed the game - and decided not to accept his match fee. .  

What was the re-arrangement? As far as I can see it was always 2:15 on 28/1/17

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The suggestion at the game was that the ref had been "re-assigned" .

Possibly a bit misleading suggesting it was "re-arranged" because certainly as far Dobwalls were concerned it was alwys going ahead as originally fixtures!

Perhaps the SWPL can help solve this mystery?

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Likewise Millbrook.  They tried their damnedest to get hold of the referee before the match but could not.  Thank goodness Al Johns was on hand to referee which was agreed by the league.  He even awarded two penalties against his own team. 

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18 minutes ago, ECPL said:

Likewise Millbrook.  They tried their damnedest to get hold of the referee before the match but could not.  Thank goodness Al Johns was on hand to referee which was agreed by the league.  He even awarded two penalties against his own team. 

Sounds like @karaoke nearly went from hero to villian! Well done to him for agreeing to do the game and for forsaking his match fee. :thumbsup:

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27 minutes ago, ECPL said:

Still no news why the league re assigned the referee.  The least they could have done was inform the clubs.  

Thinking about this a little more - it's the CCFA that appoint the refs, not the league.

And from what I gather the originally appointed ref was not confirmed by Millbrook as per the usual procedure requirements. Probably all the other financial concerns were a distraction! :ninja:

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10 minutes ago, ECPL said:

If that is the case then why was Dobwalls not informed. 

Just sounds like another cfa lash up !

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Eh,  Don't get that one.  Millbrook were not informed nor Dobwalls.  Seems odd that the referee was un contactable.  He could have told Millbrook why he had been re assigned.    All about left hand knowing what right hand was doing.

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Lots of reasons why this incident occurred but to simplify : "In this case the club did not follow that procedure and they have acknowledged and reported that fact to the SWPL."

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To answer Big Al's question, the league cannot run on goodwill alone, and overheads, such as paying for the website, the committee's travelling expenses, admin fees, trophies and medals to name but four, need to be paid.

I'm sure if you could suggest alternative ways to raise the necessary expenses, the committee would seriously consider all options.

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