Even better day today! DECLAN RICE BABY!
I just reffed my first German soccer game today… i think both teams equally like and hate me… i think that is a success.
My daughter was the AR on a 12U game I was coaching on Thursday… proud of her.
The opposing coach got a yellow card as did one of their players.
Nice… I was center… missed a few fouls, but overall I think it evened out. Final score was 3-2 without me having to book anyone… and it took them to the second half to realize that German was my second language! Bonus win!
Unfortunately the crowd then started yelling in English to me. Hahaha!
We went to Australia years ago and one of the highlights was going to a top tier Rugby match between te 3rd place team and the eventual champs. The guy behind spent most of the game saying - That’s a terrible call sir. And sir, how could you call that?
Nice! Which German league?
Kreisliga A Klasse KL\Kusel… nothing to write home about… 6 levels below Bundesliga.
Still man - have to start somewhere - that’s awesome.
As @BDragon can attest to… the rugby ref has significantly more control and say on the game than a soccer ref… I think as a soccer ref, if the crowd doesn’t remember you at all, you have done your job.
Absolutely a rugby ref has full control and can assist in how a game is played. Players learn from day 1 always address the ref as sir or ma’am. They are the law and can march off a penalty for back chat. In addition they will not address or listen to anyone on the field beside the captain.
General I agree with you a good ref is the one that is forgotten or blends in. That’s becoming harder in the rugby world with every official micd up and the sometimes excessive use of TMO.
Hear me out on this one: Gelnovatch to the basketball program as Special Advisor on How to Win at Recruiting to DAMFHMBCTB (SAOHTWARTDAMFHMBCTB for short) and we get a soccer coach who knows how to win at games.
“As a SIMA boarding student, he took classes, played high-level soccer and attracted the attention of numerous Division I college coaches, including Gelnovatch. UVA, however, was late to join the pursuit of Annor, who’d already taken four official visits and had scheduled a trip to UCLA for his final visit last winter.
“So we have a Zoom with him, and I get a clear sense he’s interested,” Gelnovatch said. “Then we had another Zoom with him, and I plainly said, ‘Look, Stephen, I want to come out and visit with you, but I don’t want to come out there if Virginia is not a place you’re seriously considering. I know you have your fifth visit scheduled, and I know you’re not going to be able to take a visit [to Virginia].’ ”
Annor assured Gelnovatch and associate head coach Adam Perron that he was genuinely interested in UVA, and so they flew to Florida to meet him in early January. The meeting went well, Gelnovatch said, and “we made a great connection.”
Two weeks later, Gelnovatch said, he returned to Montverde to see Annor again, “and this time when I leave, I’m 90-percent sure we’re going to get this guy. He takes his visit the next week to UCLA, but tells me before he goes, ‘Don’t worry, Coach.’ Sometimes that doesn’t mean much, but he takes his visit, comes back and two days later commits to Virginia.” “
That’s kind of amazing. Coach Tiffany with Men’s lax is doing it, too.
It kind of seems like our lacrosse program can take big time recruits away from other schools kind of like Duke does to others in basketball. I don’t follow lacrosse that closely so could be wrong.
We actually had a path ( very unlikely though) where we wouldve had to play Wisconsin Green Bay in the NCAA tournament… but they lost today.