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Quality control: the so-called "Super League" product wears out, and it must be preserved Israel today


No matter how good the will, a stain that owners of clubs in the Premier League are allegedly involved in, will not be cleaned. Without root canal treatment and serious enforcement, they will not disappear


All soccer fans in Israel want their team to win.

We all together want quality and sporting Israeli football.

As a commentator in our league games, the desire is always to strengthen the product called the Premier League and promote our football to a place of honor in Israeli existence.

Creating a decent and worthy sports culture for the sake of hundreds of thousands of fans is a top priority.

Furthermore, the league's administration requires the owners of the television franchise to promote the product called the Premier League and leave aside the criticisms of the teams.

However, endless attempts to present the product as advanced and worthy cannot deal with the alleged spitting of one of the owners of Hapoel Tel Aviv against the spokesperson of Maccabi Tel Aviv, or claims of alleged violence by the owner of Maccabi Bnei Rayna against a player from his team.

With all the good will of the administration and us, the sports commentators and broadcasters, it is impossible to eliminate or clean the stain that the team owners themselves apparently leave on the quality of the product.

There is of course a caveat and say that most team owners know how to manage themselves and their team in a proper way, and I also have no doubt that the administration is doing everything in its power to promote Israeli football to continued growth and development.

At the same time, it is always worth remembering the phrase "from your destroyers and your destroyers shall come forth from you".

Want to watch football, photo: Alan Shiver


In Maccabi Netanya's last league game on Saturday against Nes Ziona, a goal was disallowed in favor of the Diamonds due to a wrong VAR decision.

Netanya was hurt by this, but scored more goals and won 0:3.

In another league game between Bnei Sakhnin and Hapoel Jerusalem, in my humble opinion, wrong refereeing decisions were made that really decided the game and led to the loss of the Jerusalemites.

The professional committee of the referees' association will have to study the events in both games and correct the mistakes, and I have no doubt that they will do so.

It should be remembered that a decisive error of judgment during a game may release feelings of anger and disappointment on the part of the injured party, and accordingly, media pressure is usually created.

I would expect the judges' union to know how to avoid pointless media conflicts and to maintain a more stately line in the face of the allegations directed at it.

The main effort should be in relation to improving the judicial services that are important to all of us.

The efforts, which will be directed to improving the judgment, photo: Barney Ardov


Those who thought that it was possible to treat the symptom and not the problem itself, were greatly mistaken.

Whoever assumed that it was possible to solve the matter of throwing the objects and flares onto the field by installing nets, only deluded himself into thinking that the Jewish mind would not find a solution to this, and behold it's a miracle, the flares penetrated through the net that was ceremonially deployed at Bloomfield Stadium and ended its mission in abject failure and with a clear conclusion - the holes are too big.

It turns out that the size of the holes in the protective net that was deployed on the field is 5 cm and it is possible that in the future it will be necessary to deploy a denser network in order to be effective, but the problem is that the viewing quality of the audience will be impaired.

If in our football fields the fans will continue to use pyrotechnics without safety supervision and without approval from the competent authorities, then no net will help against the fire that will burn in it and create tears.

The solution is enforcement with the help of cameras and personal identification for every fan who enters the field under the hazard standard.

The solution is also in investment and advocacy with the fan organizations, in the children's education system, in the youth departments and in the schools.

The desire is to educate the next generation to proper humane procedure in sports meetings, and the enforcement is only intended to stop the current chaos.

No network will help as long as there is no enforcement and supervision of the fans,

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2023-02-02

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