Have you been reading this? Are you taking this advice to heart? I think maybe you might be because I haven’t had much to write about lately. I’ll be honest, a lot of my previous columns have been drawn from experiences early in my refereeing career. In an unguarded moment you may even catch me admitting that some of my frustrations were related to being new. But I’d never admit that here.
Besides, if you look back most of what makes The Angry Ref angry is when players focus more on being clever than on playing rugby and that has little to do with my previous newness. So many of you divide your focus in such an inexplicable way. Imagine if you focused solely on the game? Imagine the heights to which you could rise. Are you imagining it? Can you see yourself using that cleverness to figure out how to play to what the ref is or isn’t calling and exploiting it to your advantage rather than running around whining? I can see it. It’s beautiful