Has Cam Smith lost his mantle?

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Who’s the best ref in the game?

  1. Cam Smith

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  2. Sam Burgess

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  1. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Coach

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    As the best referee in the game? Sam Burgess has really stepped up this year. Instead of slyly talking refs around like Cam he point blank tells them when his side deserves a penalty and gets it. It’s a well developed skill and I feel Smith is a bit down on form atm
     
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  2. Liddell

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    Yes.

    Great question from someone that clearly isn’t crying into their keyboard.
     
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  3. nick87

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    Gavin Cooper managed to tell a referee today he was "a f**king joke" and got a warning. That's strong stuff.
     
  4. HowHigh

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    Five citations, and you're looking at a violation. Four of those, and you'll receive a verbal warning. Keep it up, and you're looking at a written warning. Two of those, that will land you in a world of hurt, in the form of a disciplinary review, written up by me, and placed on the desk of my immediate superior.
     
  5. hunters

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    Has Skeepe lost his mantle as the saltiest merkin on here?

    Great question....
     
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  6. Knuckle-dragger

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    It's called 'advocacy'.

    Some of the referees are getting paid more than some of the players they are disadvantaging - so good on Smith and Burgess for holding the referees accountable and ensuring they properly perform their duties.
     
  7. sensesmaybenumbed

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    In a consistent and fair manner....

    Personally, I want to see refs tell captains that constantly instruct them how to do their job to shut up or sit down
     
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  8. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    Exactly. It's about time the refs regained control of the game rather than cower to the demands of high profile players who think they are above the laws of the game.
     
  9. Diesel

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    Has anyone been sin binned this weekend?
    Graham Annesley made some Todd Greenburger styled threats earlier this week but I haven’t seen anything on field to back it up
     
  10. Someguy

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    I have been saying this for years, Sam points at the play the ball it’s a knock on. If he knocks on he gets the chance to overturn and call a penalty.

    Last nights call was all kinds of wrong, it was play on untill Sam got up and head butted the tigers player. The tigers player was then penalised for something in the tackle, the call seemingly came from the bunker as refs had already cleared the play, is the bunker only allowed to intervene on offences that will go on report!?
     
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  11. Diesel

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    The bunker can interfere if it’s not the Broncos, Roosters, Souths or Melbourne
     
  12. Canard

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    Klemmer got binned with 20 seconds to go against the Roosters.

    Maria Hargreaves should have twice, but he is a protected species
     
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    Much worse look for the game than the JWH tackle. Will Sammy get sited? Yeah, nah.
     
  14. The Mad Hatter

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    There's got to be an investigation.
     
  15. Lambretta

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    Are you sure he didn't say "I'll tell you a funny f**king joke"?
     
  16. Lambretta

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    You don't always expect a Toovey intervention
     
  17. The Mad Hatter

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    It's up there with 'not happy Jan'.

    As it stands, I think the refs are doing a fantastic job. Of course, my opinion will change once we lose. But then again, we're due a loss.
     
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  19. Rabbit toes

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    Once the loss comes, please vent on this forum
     
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    Nothing beats a stern stare from Toddles
     

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