Having played and now coached for more years than i care to remember, i have seen most things. I have seen team brawls, racism and harrassment of referees and players.
Thankfully, the behaviour in Hull in my opinion has improved dramatically and this is credit to the Hull league management. However, i wish we could ban parents and family from matches because in my opinion they are the ones who stir the poop.
I have had good refs and bad refs control our games this season. We have lost some tight games because of poor calls but that is the way it goes. I have been furious in my mind but that is where it stays and i always thank the ref. The problem is the parents who just can't or will not shut up. They know knack all about the game but constantly whinge about every decision and this gets on my bloody ####.
Talking of the Yorkshire Youth teams, we played a Yorkshire Cup match about 3 weeks ago in Yorkshire. We lost a very good game against a really nice group of players, coaches and parents. I am really happy to see that they have progressed to the Semi Final of the comp.
The referee was also very good in this game.
I have taken teams in to Yorkshire dozens of times and always have a nice time.