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  1. Thread: Brexit

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    Brexit

    What if European fencing refuses to take entries from clubs in areas that voted for Brexit? Have we thought about this?
  2. I feel like a referee educator shouldn't be...

    I feel like a referee educator shouldn't be asking these questions...
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    Something something pissup brewery...

    Something something pissup brewery...
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    It depends. I'd say they're better because they...

    It depends. I'd say they're better because they properly understand the sport but there are always exceptions to every rule.
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    The last thing I'm doing is belittling the kids -...

    The last thing I'm doing is belittling the kids - I was in their shoes once as well.

    My issue is the non-fencer helicopter parents.
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    Jesus christ guys. It's a kids competition....

    Jesus christ guys. It's a kids competition. Over-egging the pudding much?
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    hahaha oh dear oh dear

    hahaha oh dear oh dear
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    Baldric covered all these arguments already. I...

    Baldric covered all these arguments already. I think you should listen to him.

    It's a competition run for members of England Fencing, not for English fencers. If people want to stump up the cash...
  9. Can my students do it without the outsourced...

    Can my students do it without the outsourced qualification to a third party provider?
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    Awful. Lunatics running the asylum. Perhaps...

    Awful. Lunatics running the asylum.

    Perhaps the consultants we pay all this money for to design an elite program could share their wisdom on how to design a domestic calendar for both top level...
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    Forgive me for asking the obvious. Why the hell...

    Forgive me for asking the obvious. Why the hell are we having a junior ranking event in May? The last season only finished a couple of weeks ago!!
  12. Hmm - that's more than I would have expected....

    Hmm - that's more than I would have expected. Watching the live stream at nationals all the foil and epee referees looked about 18! Perhaps everyone looks young at my age...
  13. I'm not sure I can afford to take the weekend off...

    I'm not sure I can afford to take the weekend off training for 22 petrol ;)



    hey - you're the one that said:



    It must be hard being so uppity on your moral high ground.
  14. 2009: 2016: Gosh how times have changed....

    2009:

    2016:


    Gosh how times have changed. The thread also makes it fairly clear that the competitions were self-funding; and that as costs rose, rather than raising entry fees, they removed...
  15. What absolute bollcocks. You of all people should...

    What absolute bollcocks. You of all people should know better than to spout this misleading tosh.


    You're not getting casual labour by paying referees, you're engaging a self-employed referee...
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    I have - it's all here:...

    I have - it's all here: https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/01917099/filing-history

    Can't really see any breakdown of competition expenses in there.

    My understanding of the British...
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    extra Euros??? Unacceptable. My point -...

    extra Euros??? Unacceptable.



    My point - that you've clearly missed - is that this shouldn't be the usual diatribe.

    10 years ago we were paying referees/armourers/officials/whoever 50 quid a...
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    No - Referees are self employed - thus have their...

    No - Referees are self employed - thus have their own personal tax liability. I really don't think you need to be "careful".

    Football/rugby etc have all been through this and, happily, have their...
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    My mistake - clearly the bad guys are the ones...

    My mistake - clearly the bad guys are the ones not giving up their entire bank holiday for nothing to facilitate your child's low level competition. How dare they expect some pocket money to cover...
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    Clearly that's not true - see pink elephant...

    Clearly that's not true - see pink elephant above. Where there is smoke there is fire.

    What are the reasons anyway? My local amateur football league pays their referees each week, why shouldn't...
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    Perhaps you could "elucidate" which other fencing...

    Perhaps you could "elucidate" which other fencing nations only provide expenses for referees (if required!?!? - What a joke and a complete lack of respect)
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    It could be a reference to anything - glad that...

    It could be a reference to anything - glad that is your takeaway.
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    Do you think these sentences may be linked...

    Do you think these sentences may be linked somehow?
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    You can spout about how many courses you have...

    You can spout about how many courses you have done and how many coaches you have trained under but until you actually contribute to this sport in this country you will be perceived as both unpopular...
  25. Thread: Why us?

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    Come now, you make it too easy: US Fencing has a...

    Come now, you make it too easy:
    US Fencing has a $250 "squad fee" for each year you do cadet/junior events -...
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