Man in Black

Man in Black

by Thomson


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This work looks at the football referee from every discipline and angle: the history of their genesis as gentlemen arbiters in the Victorian era and their adjustment to the increasing sophistication of the laws; statistical analysis; social profile; cultural comparisons from refereeing around the world and in different sports; the outlook from the bottom (Sunday pub leagues) to the top (FIFA); refereeing philosophies (what is the referee's job?); and personal testimonies. Other influences on the games' decisions - linesmen, corruption, the crowd, TV and technology - are also included, together with many anecdotes, such as worst ever blunders.

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ISBN-13: 9781853752841
Publisher: Prion
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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