Danny Murphy | Can’t we all help refs more?

One aspect of the panel for retrospective punishment of simulation that I am proud to be a part of this season is something I...

Kim Milton Nielsen | The politics of postponements

Besides two recent high-profile examples of a change in schedules in the world of football, we have just seen the postponement of sporting events...

Mark Saggers | A war on scissor kicks now? Do us a favour!

Might it just be possible, do you think, to inject a word of sense into the current debate over dangerous kicking? Yes, I've read...

Danny Murphy | Dele Alli, as well as his team, can only learn from...

I suppose it's a sad day when you set out to talk about one of the English game's leading lights and straight away you...

The history of women’s refereeing

The German Bundesliga yesterday provided another stepping stone in women’s refereeing history when Bibiana Steinhaus became the first female referee to officiate a match...

Homework on tactics takes away the need to play catch-up | The Secret Ref

I was fortunate enough on my way up to the Premier League to be mentored by a referee who had played the game himself...

Setting the right and the wrong examples  | Alan Brazil

Terry Butcher made a couple of back pages in the week, when the anniversary of some 0-0 draw England once got away with in...

There’s more to punish than not giving a name! | Danny Murphy

My reaction to a recent incident on a Premier League pitch might seem out of step to some of you, but hear me out...

Why it really is time to talk | Andy Townsend

The dismissal of Kyle Walker for a second yellow card following his clash with Dominic Calvert-Lewin convinced me that we have reached the point...

How much responsibility does a referee have to ensure the quality of the spectacle?...

The referee, of course, takes the field in order to enforce the laws of the game. But how much responsibility does he have to...
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