In many ways referees are like policemen. When they are recruited they are asked, even instructed, to carry out their […]
Arsenal defeats Norwich after assistant referee awards it crucial penalty!
Arsenal collected important three points in its fight for the spot in the next years Champion’s League by defeating Norwich […]
Borussia eliminates Malaga from Champions League after a game riddled with offside mistakes.
After a spirited and full of drama game, Borussia Dortmund defeated Malaga 3:2 in Westfalenstadion on Wednesday April 9 2013, […]
PSG and Barcelona draw after referee fails to disallow Ibrahimovic’s offside goal.
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona drew 2:2 in the first leg of the quarterfinal game in the Champions League at Parc […]
Understanding and judging handling offenses in soccer.
We have written about handling offenses a lot on this blog and for good reason. These decisions almost always seem […]
The forgotten, and rarely enforced pass-back violation, goes unpunished yet again.
In the 91st minute of the game between West Brom and Aston Villa, Aston Villa’s Lowton and West Brom’s Lukaku […]
Chelsea’s Ivanovic sent off for ugly tackle on City’s Kolarov.
In the 42nd minute of the Community Shield match between Chelsea and Manchester City, Referee Kevin Friend showed Chelsea defender […]
Six second rule violation pivotal in the U.S. win at the Olympics.
The U.S. Women Soccer Team defeated Canada 4:3 to reach the final at the London’s Olympic Games. The game was […]
Outside Interference and proper restart.
Recently, we confronted those who follow us on Twitter with a rather thorny question regarding outside interference. So, without further […]
IFAB approves Goal Line Technology!
At a special meeting held in Zurich on July 5, 2012, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved the use […]