Cane Pole wrote: »
Why do the substitute players always have to wear those dopey looking bib vests on the sidelines?
D.R.R.P. wrote: »
Kinda like taking practice swings on deck in baseball. So when they are warming up the refs don't get confused.
Menzies wrote: »
BTW, there is only one referee.
The two guys on the side are Linesmen.
There is a fourth official who stands between the two team benches. It is actually he who keeps track of the time to be added on - it used to be the referee when there wasn't a fourth official. The fourth official communicates the time added on and manages substitutions.
There is an experiment is European matches to have a "fifth official." There are actually two "fifth Officials," one behind each goal, to add more eyes to goalmouth action.
But again, there is only one referee - and one whistle!