Friday, 6 November 2009

Day 6

As the nights draw in and the mornings become colder, you need a warm little pick-me-up to get you out of bed. Some people drink coffee, others eat porridge, but this morning I read the news.The story about the 83 year old Derbyshire referee put a smile on my face almost an hour ago and it hasn't faded since. For those of you who aren't familiar with the story-the BBC interviewed a man who has been refereeing football since 1957.Peering up towards the heavens through the haze of cataracts and three inch thick glasses Harry (that's the ref's name) looked lost, and like he was being interviewed by Nikolay Valuev.As he talked of how the pace of football has increased since he started refereeing, a nostalgic look crept over his face. Obviously thinking of better times or the good old days, his expression was not dissimilar to Kate Winslet's old counterpart at the end of Titanic.The charming old man certainly has gained my respect, and it seemed from the footage on the site that he wasn't having any problems dealing with the players. I wonder how Wayne Rooney would react to being sent off by an 83 year old man though....

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