Date:Thu, 28 Jun 2001 22:00:25 -0700
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From:"Umar A. Hassan" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: FIFA experiments with AR duties at U-20 tournament??
Imagine the confusion and missteps when they first allowed the referee onto
the pitch. Imagine what it most have been like when whistles were first
blown. Change is often accompanied by blunders of varying sorts.
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From: "The Geissmans" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: FIFA experiments with AR duties at U-20 tournament??
> >>Whatever well-intentioned experiment at additional AR involvement FIFA
> may be
> >>trying at the U-20 tournament in Argentina seems to be causing quite a
> >>problems. Several list members have posted notes commenting on ARs
> >>yards into the field to assist the referee with walls (so that he does
> not have
> >>to come across the field).
> >> [specific incidents]
> >>Sheesh. I'm all for more active participation of ARs, but if this
> >>goes forward it's clear that a whole bunch of training will be in order.
> >>the goofy incidents we're seeing here will be very useful for teaching
> ARs what
> >>NOT to do when trying to be helpful. :o)
> I agree with Gil that it's a good idea, and if it hasn't worked
> too well on every FK, rather than concluding it's a dumb idea,
> I imagine that George Cumming of the FIFA referee committee is
> gathering material for some great instructional videos.
> Considering it's new to almost everybody involved, I'm not
> surprised there have been some blunders. But IMHO it's a good
> idea in general.
> one of the Jims