"With so many years to go, the referees show no signs of evolution over the last few years, they continue to make mistakes that influence the results, giving the idea that they do not take advantage of these moves to analyze what they have to improve, says Benfica, condemning that "no steps have been taken to renew those who run the games".
Benfica reports in the daily newsletter that bad referrals "have been constant" to the "detriment" of the club and recalls two seasons in particular."There are just two examples, of the many we could mention. That scandalous Valongo – Benfica, in 2013/14, where everything went except to allow Benfica to win the match; and that Sporting – Benfica of bad memory, played in Alverca in the last round 2016/17, in which a caricat if not outrageous goal was annulled at the last minute. If there were justice and sporting truth had prevailed and was defended only in those two games, not to mention many others, we would have two more national champion titles in our history ", he stresses.
The roller hockey team starts for the next round of the National Championship in front of the classification, despite the occasional advantage being hindered by the incidences of the trip to HC Braga, where the result was a draw (4-4). What happened during the game and especially at the end of last Wednesday's game comes up against what has been staining the sport year after year.
These are mistakes after mistakes during the present season, which had even led other clubs to express their discontent in the media.
With so many years to blame, referees have shown no signs of evolution over the past few years, they continue to make mistakes that influence the results, giving the idea that they don't take advantage of these moves to analyze what they need to improve.
No steps have been taken to renew who runs the games, even with the change in the Directorate of the Portuguese Skating Federation (FPP). It is necessary to monitor the investment that Sport Lisboa e Benfica – and the other participating clubs – have made in the national roller hockey and that makes the Championship is currently considered to have the best practitioners in the world.In this sense, the situation that leads to the draw of HC Braga should be seen as something to review in future games. Our goalkeeper Pedro Henriques hits the ball first and then, afterwards, takes the opportunity to take a penalty. This is just one of a few bids that will be properly exposed to the FPP, in a pedagogical logic, in order to contribute to the evolution of the sport, in order to minimize errors. The flaws will always exist – be it referees, officials or players – but you have to want to evolve.
This next Sunday, November 24, at the venue of FC Porto (15h00), is expected to be a game without cases for the sake of sport and truth.
But unfortunately, the bad refereeing in roller hockey has not been surprising for a long time. Errors have been constant, invariably to the detriment of Benfica.
Just two examples, of the many we could mention. That scandalous Valongo – Benfica, in 2013/14, in which everything counted except allowing Benfica to win the match; and that Sporting – Benfica of bad memory, played in Alverca on the last day of 2016/17, in which a goal was caricatured, if not outrageously, at the last minute.
If there were justice and sporting truth had prevailed and been defended only in these two games, not to mention many others, we would have two more national champion titles in our record.
PS: The weekend schedule is very busy, especially the important match of the Portuguese Cup, in which our football team will travel to Vizela to face the leader of Serie A of the Portuguese Championship. It will be another good opportunity for the benfiquistas, residents in the north of the country, to support our team and to visit the Casa do Benfica in the Minho city.