‘Referees in the media’ will be published each Monday on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.
“It can not be, that coaches jump around like if they are crazy.”
by Herbert Fandel, German’s referee boss in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He wants referees to be more strictly towards behaviour of coaches.
“What we always aim for is 100 per cent accuracy in the key decisions.”
“The football pitch should be a referee’s safe haven.”
by Scottish international referee Craig Thomson in Daily Record. In preparation for next season he asks himself what will happen next on the pitch, a reaction on the attack of manager Neil Lennon by a fan last season.
“When I whistled training matches, I was infallible.”
By former German trainer Hermann Mayer with ‘a huge dosis of self-deprecating’ in Schiedsrichter Zeitung, the magazine for German referees. He added that Germany should be proud of their good international reputation.
“Regardless of the outcome, we’ve had a wonderful experience and THANK EVERYONE for all your support.”
By Kari Seitz on the blog of the USA referees at the Women’s World Cup in Germany, hoping for a match in semi’s or final.
NB: The script should post a different design of the quotes (working on that for next week), but I hope it’s clear that below the quote I mentioned who had spoken or written the words.