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Referee is the boss in the stadium (+4 more stories)

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.

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Mike Riley, the general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited and a former FIFA referee, talks about bad weather conditions during a football match. He explains about pitch inspections and postponement rules.

"The referee is the bos of the stadium", says Michel Platini (here on 2012 archive image).
“The referee is the bos of the stadium”, says Michel Platini (here on 2012 archive image / Creative Commons).
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Uefa President Michel Platini talks about discriminating chants in the stadium and how referees should deal with it. He tells BBC that match-fixing is his biggest worry for future football.

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Arnold Hunter couldn’t make it as a referee on international level without support from his family. Read part 1 and part 2 of the interview with Arnold Hunter.

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Lorraine Clark is the first female referee to officiate at Ibrox during a match of the Glasgow Rangers.

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The AFC Deputy General Secretary stresses that Asian referees also need to educate themselves and not only do it when they have an meeting at the referee association.


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