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Referees in the media (week 39 and 40)

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.

(You missed it last week, because I was busy doing job interviews. Yes, got a new job!)

“Offside? That’s when they draw a line on tv, right?”

Professor Private Law André Nuytinck at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He’s not a regular football watcher (you won’t believe it if you check André Nuytinck’s Twitter account), but is proud dad of his son Bram Nuytinck, who’s playing for Anderlecht at the moment.

“Let’s make an analogy with a player who misses a penalty, if you do not say anything and let it out for six months, it does not mean he is going to come back and convert the penalty.”

Referee Carlos Torres from Paraguay suggests that referees who make errors should not be banned for long periods. Read full profile of the referee who stops officiating, but is going to help the Referee Department, on the World of Football Refereeing.

“Having only recently retired from active elite refereeing duties I have a strong understanding of what is required for Australia’s elite and future elite referees to succeed both domestically and on an international stage.”

Ben Wilson, who has been appointed as the head of Australian referees, replacing outgoing Mark Shield.

Fifa World Magazine October 2012
Fifa World Magazine October 2012

“Kreitlein was a tailor by profession but an accomplished referee in his spare time, whose hobby was to take him to the very pinnacle of world football.”

Fifa honours Rudolf Kreitlin in it’s latest magazine (pdf). ‘One of Germans greatest referees’ died in July this year. Fifa goes back in it’s archives up to 23rd of July in 1966, when Kreitlin officiated England and Argentina in the Wembley Stadium.

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