Date:Thu, 6 Apr 2000 19:37:08 -0400
Reply-To:[log in to unmask]Sender:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
From:Phil Rogers <[log in to unmask]>
Organization:Tidewater Video Systems
Subject:Re: Pre-game Instructions to players & AR's
"Heneghan, Joseph T (Joseph)" wrote:
> How do you check player passes without lining them up?
Well you can depend on your photographic memory.
When I do that i find that i forgot to take the lens cap off.
Line 'em up and have the player present you the pass.
Then inspect the equipment, a brief talk
i.e."Don't jump, don't slide tackle from behind
and don't SCREW with me on free kicks!"
I like to take a LONG pause just before the last phrase
and make a long slow pan and get eye contact with every single player.
People that flunk the hearing test, get examined for colorblindness.
If you think you are arguing with a fool
the other person thinks exactly the same thing.