+-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 

Login with your social network

Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 840
Latest: Azza
New This Month: 2
New This Week: 2
New Today: 2
Stats
Total Posts: 66524
Total Topics: 4984
Most Online Today: 67
Most Online Ever: 17046
(Mon 29 Mar 2021 19:08)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 12
Total: 12

Author Topic: Scott Oldham - Sunderland v Luton  (Read 1399 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Leggy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 635
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: East Grinstead
    • View Profile
  • Referee Level: Long Retired Level 3
Re: Scott Oldham - Sunderland v Luton
« on: Tue 21 Mar 2023 17:40 »
I think when the term was first employed it was referee's assistant but as everyone soon started transposing this to assistant referee the latter became adopted by usage.

As for Scott Oldham, I shall have the opportunity to see him for the first time at Charlton on Saturday.


I think (so could be wrong) that Assistant Referee has always been the correct "title".  When the job title changed from Linesman, some of our well paid (but no so well informed) commentators and pundits transposed the words and the term "Referee's Assistant" gained some currency.

I do believe that there is a significant difference in the respective meanings:

Assistant Referee / manager / prime minister / surgeon = a person who is junior to the main job holder, but one capable of stepping in if needed.

Referee's / manager's / prime minister's / surgeon's Assistant = a person in a support / administrative role who enable the main job holder to focus on the job in hand, but not capable of stepping in if needed.

The two people carrying flags are certainly Assistant Referees.
« Last Edit: Tue 21 Mar 2023 17:44 by Leggy »
Like Like x 2 Agree Agree x 1 View List