rubbish. if a ref is bad then he is just bad! how is paying him more or bringing more referee's in going to help that particular bad ref? maybe paying more money it will attract more people trying there hand at refereeing and then by chance some people who go for it might actually be good at it but still i just dont see how that can improve the standards of the current referee's? Iv seen some shocking referee's this year and it really is fustrating that the standards seem to be dropping each year. If paying them more would improve their standards then they shouldnt be refereeing at all because their obviously not reffing to the best of ability on the current financial pay. Either that or there just bad refs!! simple as that!
Again, the point I was making has been completely overlooked.
You quite rightly say that higher referees fess would attract more people to officialdom. I also agree with you that some of these new recruits would prove themselves to be talented referees. My point is that when the amateur game is in a position where they have a large number of referees (perhaps even too many), we would no longer have to put up with poor referees.