Referees in the media (week 15 and 16)

‘Referees in the media’ will be published at the beginning of the week on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.

“But as long as managers allow their players to con referees, they should not exhibit the incredible gaul it takes to call them out in public. It’s a hard enough job as it is.”

In an analysis by The Score called ‘Refereeing, the impossible job’.

‘Goal-line technology is intended as an aid. The referee’s decision will always be final.’

Alex Horne, General Secretary of The FA in the latest Fifa World Magazine (pdf).

Fifa Magazine April issue

‘It was another fantastic event from a refereeing point of view. Once again, we had a very high pass rate for the various tests and it was particularly pleasing to see referees from so many different countries working harmoniously together, since we do not use the fixed trio system [of shared country or language referees and assistants] that is used in the men’s programme.’

Fifa head of women’s referees Sonia Denoncourt after the Algarve Cup 2012 in the April issue of Fifa’s magazine.

“Football is changing and becoming faster. It’s also becoming more difficult for the referees. So the challenge is to be educated to this standard, to continue or to try to be at the same standard. It will not be easy but the referees will do it.”

Pierluigi Collina answered questions of Uefa.com readers. He talks about the biggest challenge for referees in the next five years. Read all the questions here, or take a look at the video interview.

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