Referees in the media (week 50 and 51)

‘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.

“Frank De Bleeckere was a great referee, on who should be named along with Belgian top referees like Marcen Van Langenhove and Alex Ponnet.”

Says Anderlecht chairman Roger Vanden Stock in a statement because of the retirement of referee Frank De Bleeckere.

“Foreign referees often behave differently. For example the English referees, whom you can call rather bluntly ‘asshole’ or ‘fuck you’ straight into their face.”

German player Arne Friedrich about different refereeing cultures.

“The important thing for the young ones is to know how to act determinedly in the game, to grab opportunities and develop the game, and to take that experience in order to be the future of refereeing in Europe.”

An advice of futsal referee instructor Pedro Galán Nieto to young and talented referees.

“Jordy Clasie felt dizzy and sick, but he wanted to continue playing. On Pieter Vink’s advice he let himself being substituted. That’s what the referee did wel.”

Says Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman about Dutch referee Pieter Vink.

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