By Keith Hackett
One of the most likeable guys in officiating has decided to call it a day.
Dave Bryan has had a terrific career, carrying the flag in World Cup Qualifiers to Championship Play Offs and of course several years at the elite level, operating week in and week out on the Premier League.
He was a terrific decision maker, having to make those tight offside judgments with great accuracy He achieved a great consistency in the support of his refereeing colleagues all of who were delighted to see his name alongside theirs when those weekly appointments were published His dry sense of humour often broke those tense moments in the dressing room prior to a game Dave I hope that you enjoy your retirement your runs up and down the touchline will be sorely missed:
Let’s hope that someone will recognise that you can coach the next generation of Match Officials and your involvement in our great game continues Happy retirement from your many friends at You Are The Ref.