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COYNE ON CARPET FOR REFS BLAST
CWMBRAN manager Brian Coyne faces a carpeting from Welsh football disciplinary chiefs after attacking the standard of refereeing in the Welsh Premier, according to Terry Daley, writing in the Welsh Non-League Paper.
Coyne has branded officials 'a joke' and accused them of 'cheating' supporters through over-officiousness.
The former Newtown boss was sent off by Mark Whitby during the 2-1 away defeat at Haverfordwest - the second time he has been banished from the dug-out this season.
The first came in Saints' opening League fixture of the season at Cwmbran, when Coyne was sent to the stands for dissent by the same referee during the Crows' 1-0 defet.
"The current state if refereeing in the WP is frightening," says Coyne.
"And it's happening on a regular basis. Players are getting booked or sent off for nothing."
"The game is in danger - soon you won't be able to tackle because you'll get booked. The refereeing is getting a joke.
"You're cheating the paying punter who has splashed out good money to watch a game as dismissals spoil a good game," he added.
"If a challenge is bad enough that you can't condone it, then red cards are deserved. But for unmalicious challenges, then no way.
"The Welsh Premier doesn't get great attendances, so we need to enocurage more people to come and watch games."
12 October 2021