David Elare, who made a presentation at the meeting at TFF Riva Facilities, was followed by TFF President Servant Assistant, Clubs Union Foundation President Ahmet Aoulou, TFF Executive Board members, MHK President Sabri Chelik and MHK members, Super League, 1st League. The president and members of the 2nd and 3rd League Club Associations shared the report containing the assessment and determination with the president of the club and representatives of the Super League and other professional leagues.
In a statement from the Football Federation, “Taking an important step in bringing Turkish referrals to the forefront in the international arena, the TFF has agreed with David Eller, director of IFAB and one of the many federations in the field of referrals, as a consultant, to review. And last year the referral system analysis. During this time, David attended several meetings of the “Turkish Football Refereeing System Working Group”, formed by the Elleray TFF, the Süper Lig Clubs Association Foundation and the 1st League Clubs Association. He holds one-on-one meetings with referees and sports writers. Doing, told the football family that he met with the eagerly awaited results and presented his suggestions. It was said
Cervit Aktif: “We will do the necessary work with the support and acceptance of the football family”
Servet Yardimsi, president of the Turkish Football Federation, praised David Eller’s work in the Turkish refereeing. The assistant’s comments on this topic are as follows:
“First of all, I would like to say that the Turkish Football Federation has shown the necessary sensitivity and will to develop the refereeing system. Mr. David Eller is a very experienced and innovative name in world refereeing. Wanted to benefit from their experience and after doing detailed research, they submitted proposal report. We will also do the necessary assessment. Of course, we want the work to be realized. We want the support and acceptance of the football family and our clubs. “
The title of the report by TFF Advisor David Elleray is as follows:
1- There is a widespread and lasting dissatisfaction with the referee, the referee system and those who have trained referees on reliability, competence and stability.
2- In the case of those who will take the lead of the referee on a permanent basis, there is inconsistency in following the changes made. This is why there is a lack of trust in the eyes of referees, football players, coaches, clubs and members of the media.
3- Referring systems are not trusted and are perceived as lacking in clarity. This distrust is heightened by the perception of excessive ‘personal’ effects.
4- Referees do not feel unsupported, underpaid and respected. It has been noticed that especially the ‘big’ clubs are afraid to make mistakes while conducting their matches and are often put in front of them as ‘scapegoats’.
5- The basis of all referee problems should be clearly connected with 4 main issues: competence, stability, communication and trust.
6- Strict measures should be taken to ensure honesty and integrity in arbitration. This process requires an ‘independent’ approach and supervision.
7- All aspects of arbitration; Performance appraisal, recruitment and classification changes, especially in professional football, should be done in a more objective, data-driven and independent manner.
8- There is a strong interest in the media about the referee’s decision. More formal communication and information exchange is needed to ‘balance’ the talks.
9- More opinions should be sought from non-referee experts and clubs (players, coaches, etc.) to create an environment of mutual agreement, trust and respect.
10- Referee training and referee development should be done with a more dynamic and clear directional approach. Adopted philosophies and analyzes should be formulated in a way that aims to increase the stability of referees on the field and in the VAR.
11- A comprehensive strategy is needed to identify and develop young and talented referees for the future.
12- Strict action should be taken against those who criticize the referees inappropriately, especially when the honesty of the arbitrator is questioned.
13- Relationships should be established with the university in various fields to create opportunities for acquiring academic qualifications in teaching methods, performance appraisal and potential sports management.
14- The value of referrals directly affects the ‘value’ of the league. So it is in everyone’s interest to create a strong and reliable system that enhances efficiency, stability and confidence.
15. Real progress requires fundamental changes in the structure and leadership of referrals. However, whatever strategy is adopted, it must be supported and respected by all football stakeholders.
16- The decision will be made; To adapt to the existing arbitration system or to establish a new, modern, objective and more independent system with the authority of TFF.
17- This framework is a unique opportunity for real and sustainable progress at all levels of arbitration. Goal; Turkish Referral is the ‘best of the class’ and ultimately an international model and center of referral excellence.