Good Josh: Okay, you made a bad call. Don't dwell on it. You're only human. Bad Josh: Yeah, their coach didn't say anything. He probably didn't notice. Good Josh: Ouch. It would be hard to yell like that. Bad Josh: Dude, you're toast.
Man, that jaw must be hard to lift up. I can only imagine how large the jawbone must be.
The best piece of advice I have for young referees is that you will never call a perfect game. I refereed for 20 years from micro soccer up through adult amateur, high school and college. I associated with some very talented referees, some that have FIFA ratings which are the highest in the world. Post game there are always doubts. Did I see it right in this instance? Would I have been in better position if I had been in this area rather than that area? Was my diagonal too flat? Could I have managed the situation differently and not carded that player? When everything revolves around “in the opinion of the referee” there is always room for self-improvement. One more thing, referees are human, they have good games and bad games. The best comment I ever heard to a coach from a State 1 referee was “if you think that was bad, you should have seen me last game”.
I’ve seen Wile E. Coyote’s jaw drop like that.
August 01, 2014