BY Don McMahon
Don McMahon is a retired senior referee
Every week, for countless years, I have read endless and repeated complaints about the PGMOL and its members, the ¨Professional¨ officials who make up its herd.
I am now going to propose a possible set of solutions to the PIGMOB and its head swineherd Mr.Riley. They will be proffered in order of pragmatic realism, meaning the first few will be those plans which seem, to me, to be most achievable and realistic:
1: Supporters from across all the spectrum of teams and leagues in the UK demand from their respective MP that a formal parliamentary enquiry be undertaken whose purpose, among other things, will be to examine and investigate the goings on in the PGMOL.
2: Supporters, club management and players unite in outrage and indignation against the obvious injustice and corruption being tolerated by the Sweet FA and its leagues and demand a complete review of how Football is being abused in the UK.
3: For any or all of the above approach well-known investigative reporters, ideally who are independent and not directly associated with any of the media, to propose that a thorough investigation and subsequent reporting on the state of Football and specifically the PGMOL be undertaken.
4: Any or all of the above form an investigative framework themselves, using the skill sets of their members (computer reviews, internet research, investigative search, etc.) to begin a concerted and ongoing campaign of detecting questionable practices, potential illicit or illegal activities, suspicious paradigms. To name a few; such as the appointment of the same officials to the same games, the possibility of match-fixing, the questionable ¨arrangements¨ many of the current FA, PGMOL, EPL, Club ownership and player’s agents are suspected of, etc.
5: While the UK is still in the EU, the above investigators can document all suspicious activities and submit them to the EU demanding that said body open an independent investigation of their own using their INTERPOL, member nations police, the EU’s own investigative capacity, etc.
6: As a final resort, every concerned Football supporter, participant or family member across the UK could be solicited to publicly demonstrate against how the Beautiful Game is being bastardized by a troupe of incompetent jesters and clowns and these same concerned individuals could undertake a concerted e-mail and phone assault on their respective deputies, local and regional political boffins, the Sweet FA’s Punch and Judy show, the PGMOL’s sacrosanct and forbidden pigsty, FIFA and EUFA, and ultimately the UK ministry of sport.
Why now? Because we find ourselves with lots of time on our hands and the giant that is professional football, as well as the vast network of the amateur game, are a captive audience and unable to unite against true supporters and fans.
We will not be alone in this venture, as there are many websites that question the way Football is run, across the globe. There are countless people who are fed up with the financial and ethical shenanigans perpetrated by corrupt powermasters…..they are out there but like lost souls, in disarray. We need a shepherd to bring them together and to assemble them into a force to be listened to and reckoned with.
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