If there's one thing that's true in football, it's that refs and assistant refs get a bad rap. Not that I'm biased or anything.
For my very first post on offside.co.uk, here's a round-up of some of the best YouTube videos capturing the highs and lows (mostly lows) of running the line – week in, week out.
1. Trust me. It's not as easy as it looks.
2. Meanwhile... in Scotland (poor chap).
3. Time after time we're the butt of the joke.
4. But beware: we wield a coloured flag with many powers.
5. And of course any budding assistant ref MUST know this rule inside-out.
6. Unfortunately, we don't always see everything!
7. But in 2017-18 some of us have had a bit of 'extra assistance'.