We are no different than most of our fellow referees who, from time to time, vigorously shake their heads in […]
Peter Walton, GM of PRO – Laws of the Game “illiterate.”
There’s an old saying that says if you pay peanuts, you’ll get monkeys. Sadly this appears to apply to the […]
EPL Referee overrides the Laws of the Game with his own notions of “fair-play” and “common sense.”
Referee Mike Jones found himself both criticized and praised for his decision to disallow a goal scored by a Norwich […]
PRO’s questionable advice to assistant referees!
Something remarkable happened after Mr. Adam Garner, the far-side Assistant Referee in the Toronto v. DC United match, indicated that […]
When seconds really matter…
Referee Mark Geiger was accosted by angry Chivas USA players immediately after he blew his final whistle ending the encounter […]
Goalkeeper’s endangered species status must end!
In no small part inspired by a discussion on our Referee Forum, we decided to write about one very particular […]
New Offside Law – clear as mud!
During the International Football Association Board (IFAB) Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh on March 2, 2013, IFAB considered a number […]
Beware of bad referee advice peddled on the internet!
We designed and developed this website because we found that, even though the internet was full of websites catering to […]
MLS announcers betray their ignorance by calling referee Toledo’s penalty “ridiculous”.
LA Galaxy completely outplayed and obliterated Seattle Sounders in the Home Depot Center stadium yesterday. And Robbie Keane had a […]
Refs don’t make laws – they apply them!
In many ways referees are like policemen. When they are recruited they are asked, even instructed, to carry out their […]