There’s an old saying that I’m sure you’ve heard: “The best referees are never heard or seen.” I’ve heard that uttered countless times.
I’m not entirely supportive of such a narrative. I’ve always likened referees to being reactionaries because that’s what we do – we react. A situation arises and we react. Plain and simple.
We should never prejudge or try to predict what is about to happen, because that is prejudging.