I think the problem is that you mis-stated your orginal post that began this string. What you meant to say was, "Who would like me to demonstrate my narrow minded lack of objectivity as a self appointed expert regarding the LOTG?" By the way, your babble about the AR and offside call has nothing to do with my comment about it not being a difficult call if made by the right person. In fact, you appear to agree with my comment that the referee should use the linesman for this call. I view the bulk of your comments with humor. Your assertions regarding other peoples experiences with the game are silly at best. Despite my strong urge to do so, I am not going to read you my resume. I will say that I was a player, a referee (albeit for a short time), and I now coach because I enjoy the player development aspects as well as connecting with the kids. I agree with you that a pre-match dialog is not required, or even appropriate. The point in having a desire for that type of thing, is that I have seen many matches get out of control due to the unwillingness of many referees to use the yellow card. You cannot blame the players, the coaches, or the parents for fouls. This means that even if the coaches and parents encourage it, YOU should not permit it. Having said that, there is never a need for any dialog between coaches and referees, at any time, except "thank you" and "have a good day". The issue is not, nor was it ever, the LOTG. The issue is that they are not applied consistently by the referee on judgement calls. A good referee should be professional and knowledgeable. You may be both. A good person should be well intentioned, humble, and gracious. I have met many good people through soccer. Thank you, and have a good day ref.