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Aug 3, 2014 - 15:30
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Today's FIFA Laws of the Game extract
Law 5 - The Referee:
- ensures that any player bleeding from a wound leaves the field of play. The player may only return on receiving a signal from the referee, who must be satisfied that the bleeding has stopped

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Another 4 years...
Friday July 11, 2014

Well, I guess it'll be another 4 years before we can see my Dutch win the World Cup. The game was exciting at times and I am happy that they managed to pretty much shut down Messi but Argentina also shut down Robben and managed to keep it scoreless for 120 minutes. Once at the Penalty Kick phase, it wasn't looking good for Holland... le sigh... we'll just have to wait until the next time around when the tournament takes place in Russia.

It's Friday and the weekend coming up should be a fairly "un-busy" one. Tonight will be a couple of games and then tomorrow might be a trip to a Medieval festival in Ontario and then Sunday should be a nice relaxing time to watch the Finals. Who do I want to win? Not sure I have a solid preference although I'd probably lean towards Germany. We'll see...

After a long delay...
Wednesday July 02, 2014

So after a looooong delay, I have finally decided to provide some updates. The last update was May 12 so I guess it's important to put something in before it actually becomes TWO months (this is definitely the longest I have gone without entries...) So what has happened since the last update?

On May 17, I passed my second mandatory fitness test. This is required in order to continue getting assigned games at the upper levels.

On May 20, we had the LLO AGM which went... well, there was some excitement at the meeting that forced me to hold a secret ballot vote - something that had not been done in the previous 20 years that I've been involved with LLO.

At the end of May, I headed off to Edmonton to officiate a game (as Referee in the middle) and it was a great game. I felt I had a good rapport with the players and felt very good about the game overall.

A week later, I headed to Ottawa for another NASL game (my third one of the season - I had done two last year for the whole season so I am already ahead in terms of number of games).

And then comes June. Right at the beginning I ref'd an Impact game as part of the PDL (Premiere Development League). This involved the U23 team against a team from Connecticuta nd we played on the new turf field as part of the Saputo Stadium complex with the Olympic Stadium tower overlooking the field. The other cool thing about this game was it took place immediately before the Amway Canadian Championship game which saw the Impact play (and win!!) So naturally, there were a lot spectators who would stop and watch for a bit before going into the Stadium. It was a lot of fun.

For the second weekend in June, my buddy Steve came over and helped stain the deck since we had gotten it installed late last year. We managed to finish the first coat and I must say it looks pretty good. I finished the second coat afterwards and it's now good to go.

Mid-Month saw me head to Brockville for a funeral for "M"'s step-dad. The service was really nice and it was nice to see everyone again (they've all moved all across Ontario).

A week after was our anniversary and for it we headed out to Mont Orford for a Spa weekend. It was a nice couple days to relax and recharge.

Then an exciting event happened that saw "W" lose her first tooth!! She was just playing with it and then POP!! out it came... She was very excited when it came out and was also surprised that it didn't hurt (she was SO worried about that). A second one is also loose so I expect that one to come out in a week or two.

Now keep in mind that throughout all these events, I am reffing other games. I had a string of 10 games in a row that I just couldn't do so had to give a couple games back to give some breaks in between.

So things to look forward to in July:

- "V" will be coming to visit, which will be special because I won't be going to pick her up.
- Many games at the Senior and Semi-Pro levels
- A planned camping weekend
- Another game in Ottawa which will be an International Friendly between Ottawa and the Glasgow Rangers - that's going to be a lot of fun!!

Meanwhile, it's back to the grind...


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