I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.
I have three tools at my disposal - my whistle, my body language and my talk. It is a question of how I marry them up to try to get the players around to my way of thinking.
I could give 48 penalties in every match if I wanted to. It is a question of sometimes choosing what is - in your own mind - of material importance and what isn't, what might be a crucial potential penalty and what might not be.
Failure comes when you donâ€™t listen. You canâ€™t put something out there and assume itâ€™s great. Itâ€™s up to us to make sure weâ€™re listening to improve our chances for success-if not this time, next time.
My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game. Alan L
Did your grandparents ever share any stories about growing up in the country?
Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!
This building size should capture a segment of the market that we feel is active and has not been previously targeted in the Lincoln County Industrial Park
The scrum and the tackle are the two really contentious areas of the game. If you get those two aspects right, most rugby matches will work in your favour.
You have got to boss scrums. The players need to know what you want them to adhere to. Then it is up to them to decide whether they are adhering to that or not.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. Alan Lewi
My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. Alan L
Coaches will do what they can but it doesn't necessarily bother me. You are an international referee for a reason. If things like that are going to ruffle your feathers, don't bother doing the job.
But then southern hemisphere teams are more skilful than their northern hemisphere counterparts, which means games can be easier to referee.
We need to do a better job of treating our residents.
The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game.
I'm out there most every night, ... My work schedule, of course, is pretty rigid, but every moment I'm not working, I try to find time to be out there talking with constituents, and I feel very positive.
Was it possible that Napoleon should win the battle of Waterloo? We answer, No! Why? Because of Wellington? Because of Blucher? No! Because of God! For Bonaparte to conquer at Waterloo was not the law of the nineteenth century. It was time that this vast man should fall. He had been impeached before
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
Yes, instruction! Light! Light! Everything comes from light, and to everything it returns.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right. Victor Hug
Genius is rare because the means of becoming one have not been available
The guillotine is the ultimate expression of Law, and its name is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral.
There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
A doctorâ€™s door should never be closed, a priest's door should always be open.
We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life. Victor
The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.
From a political point of view, there is but one principle, the sovereignty of man over himself. This sovereignty of myself over myself is called Liberty
In the relations of humans with the animals, with the flowers, with all the objects of creation, there is a whole great ethic scarcely seen as yet.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Philosophy is the microscope of thought. Everything desires to flee from it, but nothing escapes it.
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.
To be wicked does not insure prosperity - for the inn did not succeed well.
...We pray together, we are afraid together, and then we go to sleep. Even if Satan came into the house, no one would interfere. After all, what is there to fear in this house? There is always one with us who is the strongest. Satan may visit our house, but the good Lord lives here.
These two beings, who had loved each other so exclusively, and with so touching a love, and who had lived so long for each other, were now suffering beside one another and through one another; without speaking of it, without harsh feeling, and smiling all the while.