‘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.
“I very seldom have trouble. I find it is all about being able to respect players but operate control, instead of diving into your pockets for yellow and red cards. It is quite simple, really.”
John Leeman (79), honoured for 65 years of refereeing. And he’s still out on the pitch most weekends.
With the increased tempo, heat and pressure in Serbia it was clear what toll that takes on your body and how important it is to put the training in.”
Bobby Madden on the importance of a recovery training after a matchday, even if you have a busy schedule.
“I’m talking to you, zebra.”
Tony Soprano is never polite to the referees in the HBO series (S1E9).
“It’s my goal for next season to get an international semi-final, hopefully in Champions League.”
Bjorn Kuipers sets his goals straight at the start of the season.
“Our goal is to limit real foul play. Thanks not only a task for the referees, but players and coaches as well.”
Dutch referee boss Dick van Egmond at the presentation of the referees for 2012/2013.
See the Dutch referees in action during the pre-season test. In Dutch, but lots of video content of LATG test, condition test, etc.