In a ground-breaking move, the FIFA Laws of the Game is out earlier than ever before; April 13th.
Why you ask?
Great question. I’ve held off on paraphrasing FIFA articles promising some of the changes earlier this year. These will change the way we think about the game. Simply because it ain’t real until it’s on paper. That day is today.
This scenario is not all that common in a football match. It was a while before I truly appreciated the mechanics behind it and it requires a closer look to understand what was really going on.
Reflection and goal-setting is how the ambitious achieve what seems impossible to the ordinary. As a result, I’ll be keeping in check with this habit and giving me more accountability in developing as a referee and a blogger.
Easier said than done. Continue reading
It’s a quiet week having returned from a long haul flight but things are about to return to normal with the refereeing routine. Almost a month off since the last game.
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I came into Day 4 with three goals:
- Aiming for the highest appointments
- Selling referee equipment to at least one referee
- Learning the names of as many referees on the roster as I could
This was a nerve-wracking day. They would Continue reading
As you may have noticed, I’m far behind on blog posts. As a result, I’ve decided to tell this story in flashback because there are tales and stories to tell about the last six months. I will tag posts and title them with Past/Present as we jump back-and-forth.
I begin with a jump to the present after my last post about the Super Cup almost 12,000km away.
It was a relaxing start to the day because I had plenty of time before my games. I was initially afraid I had arrived late because the dressing room was empty. I frantically got changed into gear and rushed out to look for everyone and where I was assigned to.
The first set of referees I ran into pointed me to the field behind the complex that we hadn’t used yet in the tournament. The games that had been postponed from the day before were to be played there. I walked briskly over to find 4-5 referees walking around the pitch inspecting it. Only… Continue reading