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David Elleray - Referee
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1 David Elleray started refereeing because he …
  A was very interested in the 1968 World Cup.
  B was terrible at playing football.
  C wanted to watch the first team play at school.
  D wanted to be actively involved in the game of football.
2 As a referee, David Elleray has…
  A only worked in the English Premier League.
  B worked in every other European country.
  C worked in around 35 countries worldwide.
  D never worked in the amateur leagues.
3 David Elleray…
  A regrets not becoming a professional player.
  B is happy because he has had two careers.
  C has earned a lot of money as a referee.
  D no longer enjoys being a referee.
4 According to David Elleray, the referee …
  A should help the game to be entertaining.
  B can never change the pace of a game.
  C must protect the game but not the players.
  D should always stop the game if there are problems.
5 On the subject of his biggest match, David Elleray says that …
  A all matches are equally important to him.
  B he has refereed over twenty very important matches.
  C he can only remember the 1994 FA Cup final at Wembley.
  D there were four or five very big matches in his career.
6 One of David Elleray's best experiences was when David Beckham scored against Arsenal in the Cup final.
  True
  False
7 David Elleray was once injured at the beginning of a premier league game.
  True
  False
8 David Elleray's most embarrassing experience was when he forgot his yellow card.
  True
  False
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According to David Elleray, which five of these characteristics should a referee have ?

  a good level of fitness
  a loud voice
  a strong character
  a sense of humour
  a good memory
  a friendly smile
  a thick skin
  enthusiasm and commitment
10 Complete David Elleray's advice to future professional footballers.
  Always be to the referee.
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