He's picking that up though. Like the golden boy he helped Sheed's squealers over the line against us earlier this year.Goldy has them all covered. Ray is entertaining but he doesn't have the ability to change the result of matches like that other oxygen thief.
Ray is an excellent umpire and great man.
You must be an umpire mate or blind and deaf or all, excellent umpire, great man and Ray do NOT go together in the same sentence.
I had the honor???????? of being umpired by Ray here in Canberra and the bigger the stage the bigger the little man gets.
Now that he is on the biggest stage available he will get worse and worse, the game needs the umps but it doesn't need umpire personalities.
Interesting pointAs many people have already pointed out, the umpires are out there to umpire the game.
NOT - chit chat with players about what they can and can't do, that's basically cheating, if the player doesn't know the rules that's his fault and should learn by being penalised.
totally agree with you and the guy that started the thread.We shouldn't even know his name. These umpires think they are rock stars now that they have such a high profile. Take the numbers off their backs & make them wear masks to hide their identities. They should be just like the goal umpires - nameless drones - yes a neccesary part of the game but simply there to facilitate the game for the real stars - the players.