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Referees in the media (week 35)


‘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.

“Back to Aberdeen to unpack etc and get ready for my game tomorrow in Peterhead, fingers crossed my luggage arrives in one piece in Aberdeen!”

Morag Pirie, Scottish female referee, just came back from a mini-tournament for women’s Champions League, and has a game the next day. Good diary (also about the things referees do beside officiating) about her seven days in Slovakia.

“We noticed Abirami’s potential to develop further when she attended the AFC Project Future training and we once again thank FIFA for the continuing trust they have in Asian referees by entrusting them to officiate in such important matches.”

AFC Director of Referees Yoshimi Ogawa about Abirami Apbai’s appointment for the opening match at the 2012 FIFA U-20s Women’s World Cup.

“It was a long and hard time for me.”

Michael Kempter made his debut in fifth ‘Liga’ after a two-year ban for his sexual allegations towards former referee coordinator Manfred Amerell.

FootbalFanCast columnist sees a new trend in refereeing (see quote below). You recognize that?

“Now more than ever officials are so worried about missing an incident during the game they blow up for every little thing, and whilst sometimes this can stop an incident from blowing up and escalating too far, it also means the game can suffer with both players and fans becoming frustrated – how many times can you remember feeling aggrieved because your team would’ve been better off taking the advantage instead of the free kick awarded, or the fact that a quick free kick can’t be taken because the referee won’t let it?”

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