Referees in the media (week 49)

‘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.

“After the match we change clothes, fill out the match form and send it via iPhone.”

International referee Danny Makkelie from the Netherlands on the modern way of sending the match report in the weekly section on the Dutch FA website.

“It was a real shock and probably the most disappointing decision of my career.”

Graham Poll about missing the Euro 2004 in Portugal.

“The top two is the same every season, of course.”
One of the players in the Scilly league on group of islands on the south-western tip of England. The comptition contains two teams who play each other 16 times a season, all under supervision of referee Paul Charnock. Read more about this in the Fifa Magazine (page 56 and further)

“Let adversity be your catalyst and greatness will be yours.”

The motto of Adrian Skeete from Barbados in an interview with this blog.

“This will ensure that referees’ education is of utmost importance for the referees and assistant referees to perform correctly and perfectly in the field of play and also to update themselves with the latest technical knowledge in assistantship.”

Said UAE Football Association General Secretary Yousuf Mohd Abdullah during the AFC first ever elite course for assistant referees.

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