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Referees in the media (week 20-23)

‘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.

Sorry for the delay, guys. I’m going to marry later this month and it takes some time to arrange things. Will provide you with some interviews and blogs later on, also on a more regular basis. Here are some quotes of the last weeks for you. I hope you’ll enjoy.

“The referee has become someone who applies the rules. I rarely see real authorities, referees with charisma.”

Charles Corver, referee at the 1980 World Cup in Italy, dislikes Uefa’s decision that referees may not explain their decisions to the media. He also wishes that referee could give just a warning and not a yellow in sportive maches. Quotes in Dutch newspaper Trouw.

“I’m a very calm person, and a big match like Friday’s doesn’t affect me that much.”

Carlos Velasco Carballo before the opening match at Euro 2012, where he send of Greece player Sokratis Papastathopoulos after two unjustified yellow cards.

“It is crucial not only to have referees with a professional approach, but we must also have the right environment and create a professional structure. We have to protect and support the referees, and we have to prepare them.”

Said FIFA President Joseph Blatter.

“I have been involved in refereeing since I was 14 and this excellent news makes that commitment all the more worthwhile.”

Willie Collum becomes an Uefa Elite referee.

“The most surprising inclusion in the list after disappointing Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina earlier this year when refusing a penalty in the Milan v Barcelona Champions League quarter-final and then defending his decision on TV. He is very ambitious and very confident.”

Former English top referee Graham Poll gives his verdict about the Euro 2012 referees. Read his opinion about the other referees here
. Got this thanks to ‘The Referee’, a worth following referee blog by John King.

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