‘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.
“Our coaches impressed on us not to rant and rave at his decisions, because it would do us nor him any good.”
Rugby player Tom Voyce about the debut of 23-year-old referee Luke Pearce in Aviva Premiership and the advice of his coach Bryan Redpath. His team won with 29-8 by the way.
“Our referees have the physical fitness and are apt at the application of the laws of the game but they need to officiate more high-intensity matches in order to improve.”
Indian League Referees Committee Chairman Komaleeswaran Sankar hopes that an Indian referee will officiate in the next World Cup.
“About 40.000-50.000 amateur players can’t play this Saturday because their personal player pass has expired.”
The Dutch FA warned Dutch football players of all ages and on all levels that they can’t play a match beause they did not get a new player pass.