Referees in the media (week 25 – 29)

‘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.

Because of my honeymoon an overview of the last four weeks.

“I think in the future we will not stop the match, but we will give information to the referee, the (match) delegate and the clubs, and say that we suspect that this match has been fixed, and that we will be monitoring this match even more closely.”

Norwegian FA president Yngve Hallen told Reuters about informing a referee when they suspect a match result is going to be fixed. As Reuters wrote: “The FA then took the unprecedented step of cancelling the game between Ullensaker/Kisa and Ham Kam.

“I am not just wholly against goal-line technology, I am against technology itself because then it is going to invade every area of football.”

Uefa president Michel Platini still fears a ‘flood of other forms of technology’ after goal-line camera’s are introduced.

“I know that Portugal’s Pedro Proença refereed the 2004 UEFA European Under-19 Championship final and he went on to take charge of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA EURO 2012 showpieces, so that is all the inspiration I need.”

Danny Makkelie is inspired by Pedro Proença. Next week he’ll make his debut in the Champions League.

“I played football for five years before I had to choose between playing and refereeing. I felt I had more chance of reaching the top level as a referee so I went for that.”

French female referee Stéphanie Frappart thinks it’s possible to climb up to Ligue 1, French highest level, although that would be a ‘very difficult and huge step up’.

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