We talked to the referees before the game; there's always new situations to adjust, for the refs and for us as well. Even on the ice, it's good for players to talk and interact with the referee.
The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game.
Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!
You can't applaud a referee.
There's nothing better than a good, blind referee.
The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.
Time is only linear for engineers and referees.
The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned.
Damn referees, I'll miss them less than anybody.
I went into umpiring at age 16. I got into officiating because of the fact that I could not stand the referees that worked our basketball games.
The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters.
You don't notice the referee during the game unless he makes a bad call.
Having one child makes you a parent; having two, you are a referee.
One rule that will work if it is used everywhere, is that when you have a free-kick, the referee puts the mark on the floor to make sure the defenders keep their distance.
Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it's either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot.
It annoys me when people who don't know what they're talking about boo the referee.
I play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do.
From my own point of view, I hope everybody would realise that people who work in Scottish football - referees included - are always under terrific scrutiny.
Good spectator sports share certain fundamentals. Their competitors battle head-to-head. Their winners are determined objectively: fastest runner, most points. They are refereed, not judged.
Big Mac: The only arithmetic he ever got was hearing the referee count up to ten.
I'm aware that the World Cup is probably the greatest spectacle in the world of sport, and that's despite the referees that have been found to have fixed games specifically.