Refs on a Witch Hunt
Posted by Paul Gardner on Mar. 19, 8:00 a.m.
Just ten days ago I was taking a decidedly jaundiced look at the Blackburn Rovers' coach Sam Allardyce and what I called his "rather snide criticism" of referees. Big Sam had been implying, without actually saying it, that referees did not really understand the game -- their main fault being that they never played at the pro level.