Referees in the media (week 36)

‘Referees in the media’ will be published each Monday on the Dutch Referee Blog and provides remarkable or interesting quotes and links to articles worth reading.

“Tell them and train them to understand that modern day refereeing involves a host of extremely technical skills. It demands a certain level of academic flair, high physical fitness, strong mental and psychological personalities and also excellent communication skills.”

An advice to all Asian fitness instructors by Toshio Utsumi, Fifa fitness instructor.

“If he has seen it again, all he has to say is, ‘I’m sorry’.”

Says former Dutch international top referee Mario van der Ende about Kevin Blom’s performance and last minute penalty kick call against Scotland after a dive.

“When no one speaks about you, everything is fine.”

Says Sacha Stegemann, one of German refereeing brothers.