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  1. andymoss

    andymoss BigSoccer Supporter

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    The Professional Referee Organization's new Training and Development Manager Paul Rejer has been a busy man since he retired from active refereeing in 2003, and he is now relishing the chance to play a major role in developing officials in America.
    After beginning his career in 1979, Rejer made it into the English Football League as a referee and also ran the line in UEFA Cup and FA Cup finals.
    Then, after his on-field days came to an end, Rejer took up a coaching role with Professional Game Match Officials (PGMO) – the governing body that oversees officials in England. His role was initially on a part-time basis before it became a full-time role - which he held for nine years, before deciding the time was right for a new challenge.
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    http://www.proreferees.com/news-article.php?item=1


  2. andymoss

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    It's been a busy few months for Michael Kennedy, as he settles into life as the Professional Referee Organization's new Referees Manager.
    The 51-year-old actively officiated in Major League Soccer up until last year, with his last match being a 1-1 draw between Portland Timbers and DC United on September 29th 2012.
    Since then, it's been all-go for the former FIFA referee and he believes the experience he has in MLS will benefit him in his new position within PRO.
    “Initially, the offer to work for PRO was quite a surprise,” Kennedy explained.
    “Thankfully, Peter [Walton] was flexible with my schedule and with the offer, so that I had time to contemplate it - that was good. I knew it was the tail-end of my career, so it worked out well.
    “I was refereeing on the Saturday in Portland and then Monday I was in New York with Peter and it's been all-go since.

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    http://www.proreferees.com/news-article.php?item=2
  3. MassachusettsRef

    MassachusettsRef Moderator Staff Member

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    andymoss, I've merged your two threads here and edited the posts a little. I realize there's no malice intended, and likely everyone knows where these articles came from, but site rules dictate no copy and pasting of entire articles from other sites. Copyright reasons and the like. If we don't enforce it here, it will be much harder to enforce in other cases where it might matter. So I've made this thread where links and portions of new PRO articles can be dumped and general discussion can be had. Hope it's not an issue.
  4. andymoss

    andymoss BigSoccer Supporter

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    Nope. What works best for the collective.
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  5. aphelorah

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    As an aside, has anyone else noticed that the PRO article indexing is weird? The most recent article is always at the link news-article.php?item=1, which means that as soon as a new article is posted, the links for all previous articles will change. Not good if you want to keep a link to an article for long-term use.
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  6. GoDawgsGo

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    As MassRef already said it is quite ironic how unprofessional the website is for an organization that has the word 'Professional' in its title.

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