I’ve been asked many times whom I would consider to be the top 10 referees in the world. This is […]
Vanishing referee spray and GLT – the tip of the iceberg?
The introduction of vanishing referee spray (or as is also known – “shaving foam”) at the World Cup in Brazil […]
FIFA Referee awards 5 penalties in 1 match. Gets referred to a shrink.
You always know who your friends are when there’s crisis. At a time when referees are being attacked on all […]
Mentoring – how to create a top class match official.
I have been involved in refereeing in some shape or form in Ireland and South Africa since 1970/71. Now to […]
Brendan Rogers accuses referee Lee Mason of bias!
The verbal attack by Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers on referee Lee Mason after recent top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City is […]
Referee Mike Jones’ agonizing act.
The sight of referee Mike Jones collapsing in a heap after being “eye poked” by Sissoko of Newcastle leaves one […]
Refs, make your decisions and to hell with the consequences.
The recent apology by Mike Riley, the head of the Professional Games Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL) in England on behalf […]
Refereeing – the most unthankful, ungrateful, yet most rewarding job, but not for the faint hearted!
As the headline says, refereeing is a very difficult and unrewarding “profession.” It takes time, effort and money just to […]
Attack on assistant referee raises serious safety questions once more.
An assistant referee was hit by a flare/smoke bomb in an English Premier League game on Sunday October 20, 2013. […]
Who wants to be a referee? Hands up, anyone?!
Ok all you loud mouthed, beer swilling, arm chair experts – which one of you wants to be a referee? […]