Referees

On average, people say 5,000 words a day and speak 125 words a minute. This means that about 2.8 percent of your time is spent talking and 97.2% in silence. It follows, that in a game of football, although the referee spends a great deal of time running around chasing players and following the path of the ball, he rarely needs to communicate anything - vocally or via body language. Yet conversely, there are many occasions when the fact that the Referee 'does nothing', actually imparts a message that says much more than any other form of visual message or sound can communicate. On most occasions, all the Referee needs to do is to be there.....

... and ideally be there for 10am. Referees can look forward to a private dressing room and a chip butty.

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