About this Blog
This blog is unlike other refereeing blogs because I don’t usually analyse real-world incidents happening in the game in various leagues around the world. Keeping up with all that is just too much work and quite really a full-time job on its own. My counter-parts in the refereeing network do a great job of that and my discussions and opinions are usually there. I am a guest blogger on the Third Blind Mouse‘s blog and Play The Advantage.
The blog here will talk about:
- refereeing conundrums,
- useful things to know as a referee,
- things you will be interested to know about referees, or
- how my refereeing career is panning out in football/futsal.
I often, during the season, recap a few games where I doubted or was pleased with a decision I made. I’m a CONCACAF referee with AFC roots. I happen to travel somewhat often.
The audience for this blog are current/former referees as well as anyone who appreciates the beautiful game. My posts vary in technical detail and I refer to acronyms quite often. Be sure to follow by e-mail to stay up-to-date!
I’m a football referee and the views on this blog are mine. Any media content used is either my own or referenced from the original site. The reference is done directly via links so if the original owner removes/renames the content, it will no longer appear here. I write this blog to share my experiences for those to enjoy reading; not to judge. If you are here to be critical and judgemental, you are not an appreciated viewer.
For visitors wondering what my handle (larbitre) means, it’s a concatenated form of the French word L’Arbitre which means “The Referee”.
Why do I write this blog? I love refereeing. I love the beautiful game.
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