Referees in the media (week 8 and 9)

‘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.

“Gone are the days when 30 minutes steady jogging is a suitable training.”

Says World Cup Final assistant referee Mike Mullarkey in his ‘ten point plan to be a top assistant’. Read full list in FA’s magazine Refereeing.

“It’s generally not conducive that criticism on referees is told via the media. It’s more important that we talk together, not about each other.”

Lutz Michael Fröhlich, referee chef in Germany after criticism from Bayern’s Uli Hoeness.

“I had planned to sit down for a chat with FIFA’s new head of refereeing, the famous ref Massimo Busacca, who has just retired from reffing at the highest level, but the meeting was squeezed out for lack of time after several hours of separate meetings and a lunch.”

Journalist and referee Simon Haydon didn’t have the time to visit Fifa’s new referees boss when he was at Fifa’s headquarters in Zürich. Read more about his meeting with Sepp Blatter and other refereeing stories on his blog.

“The fitness work has been excellent but I have also found mixing with the other referees here to be extremely beneficial and motivating.”

Paul Robertson from Scotland about his first experience of the winter training camp (in La Magna) as category one referee.

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