Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle admits he's been too tough on Premier League refs.
Coyle â€“ speaking at a lecture for coaches at the Scottish Football Association â€“ believes it is wrong to question the integrity and motives of officials.
â€śIâ€™ve moaned about referees like everyone else and Iâ€™ve taken the opportunity to speak to them to get explanations 20 or 30 minutes after the final whistle,â€ť he told the Bolton News. â€śBut I donâ€™t envy them their jobs because refereeing is the toughest gig in football. Players are athletes and theyâ€™ve become quicker every year, therefore the game has become quicker.
â€śUnfortunately, the referee still has that same millisecond to make his decisions, and thatâ€™s why, with play speeding up and the pitches also becoming better and faster â€“ in England, anyway â€“ that also makes it harder. You and I could watch six replays of an incident and not come to the same decision, so refs have a very difficult task."