One Ref's Mantra

17 July 2014

I liked this story which was told to me by a local New Zealand referee who swore that this is how he tried to get his message across before every (lower grade) game he ever had the privilege to control.

He reckoned he would speak beforehand to both captains, either separately or together, and tell them thus; "Look fellas, you and your teams and I - all 31 of us - on this field today should play this game with one ambition in mind - and that is - to work up a bloody good thirst!"

He reckoned it always worked!

In't it a shame that on principle such a belief can't work at ALL levels of the game?

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