It worked out as a goal every other game, which I thought was very respectable — until I saw Jimmy Greaves’ 44 in 57 for England.
During my peak years for England, my goals to games ratio used to get highlighted and I was proud to end my career scoring 22 times in 42 appearances.
They are always seen as the bad guys, the men who ruin games. The reality is that they love football as much as the players and the game wouldn’t be possible without them.
They know exactly how players and fans feel and the frustrations they have about the decisions they make.
True, there are some who don’t help themselves. The worst were those who made a decision and then waved you away like a school teacher, refusing to listen. They would come across as arrogant, as if they were above you. That was never good. I’d much prefer them to give me stick.
People can take football too seriously but Jimmy had a way of telling stories on that show that really struck a chord with me.
It was an extraordinary hit rate and my dad used to explain to me just how good he was, quite possibly the most natural goalscorer we have ever produced.
I spoke to Mike Dean recently and the conversation we had opened my eyes to the world of a referee.
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