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Old Thu Feb 22, 2018, 04:35pm
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To clarify, I never say this after blowing my whistle. Only after choosing not to.

Subtle but important difference in my opinion.
That is just as bad if not worse. You are telling the coach or player that you did not blow the whistle for a foul that was actually a foul because of the time and situation. I would just rather not say anything at all. Not saying the thinking is not valid, but saying it is different. Just like telling a coach, "It is not my call" as opposed to, "Coach we are not looking at the same thing" or "Coach my partner had a good look at the play that I did not have." You are not lying in either situation, you are just not suggesting you choose not to call something they see as obvious.

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Old Thu Feb 22, 2018, 05:37pm
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I would never say this either. It might be a reality to why I call a foul in some small situations, but I would not admit that to a coach. For example, if a team is getting pounded and they have a marginal contact take place, I might give them the foul if the score is clearly not going to change in any drastic way if I call a foul. I would never say this or suggest this to a coach.
Agree. My partner, and I, try to be as consistent as we can, for the entire game. No way am I suggesting to the coach that we want to get in, get out, and get paid. Those scrubs that only see varsity action in blowout games deserve the same level of officiating that we gave both teams for the first twenty-five minutes of the game.

When I'm the referee, this is how I end all of my pregames: This game is the most important game being played anywhere tonight for these kids, fans, and coaches. Let’s make sure we officiate the game keeping that in mind, through our effort, and attitude.
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Old Thu Feb 22, 2018, 06:45pm
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At a soccer game, a coach and I went back and forth for a moment, and I wound it up by saying, "OK, coach, I'll give you the last word. What is it?" He was speechless, and we moved on.

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