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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

[Feature] The man in the middle...

You know being the referee and linesman is always the unappreciative job in football, as through the snaps of below, we came to realize it's a tough assignment indeed.

LEADING THE PLAYERS OUT...

The day in office begins when the men in the middle lead his fellow officials and the teams out from the tunnel to the field.

THE CUSTOMARY PLEASANTRIES...

Next of course is to ensure both teams having the pre-match pleasantries (hand-shaking) with each individual player before the kick-off

COIN-TOSS ...

The coin tossing is the important part of the game (of course) to decide who will be kick off the match and also remind the both skippers the importance of fair play and stick to the rules.

CONSTANT REMINDER...

It's importance to communicate constantly to the players throughout the 90 minutes to keep the players within the boundary.

STAY FIRM AND CALM...

At times, players may have some issues and grievances but the referee's stand must be calm and focused.

AS FOURTH OFFICIAL ...

Being the fourth official is not as simple as it's looks, as he must also ensure the order of the benches as well and other essentials.

TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION...

Tempers tend to flare when things get hot up on the field, so the referee must act fast to defuse the whole situation in the shortest space of time...

END OF THE DAY...

The blow of the final whistle is pretty significant as it defines the winners, losers or sharing the spoils but not without the post-match pleasantries (of course)...

HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE...

Like what top referee Abdul Malik shown in the picture above, always wear the million-dollar smile on your face as it's helps :)

(DISCLAIMER: No part of this entry contains any element of external involvement other than the blogger himself, who blogged this entry solely based on his own observation and interpretation from his photo archive.

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