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    Danny Murphy was talking to Alex Griffiths

    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 have to make clear which incident potentially earning him a ban you are talking about, but … Continue

      Credit where it’s due, and despite the continued absence of Martin Atkinson and the lack of consecutive appointments for Swarbrick, Scott and Cavanagh causing some concern, at least only one of the SG1 truly let the side down on Matchday Continue

        By Sonia Denoncourt

        YATR North America Academy Director Sonia Denoncourt

        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 in a top European league, taking charge of Hertha … Continue

        After fifteen years of officiating Scottish referee Lorraine Watson became the first female to officiate a senior men’s game.

        Edinburgh City v Berwick Rangers was the ground breaking game and having overseen the home team win 1-0 Lorraine informed BBC … Continue

          On this week’s Ref Show, Alan Biggs is joined by former PGMOL manager and FIFA referee Keith Hackett, and ex Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst to discuss all the action from the weekend as the Premier League returned from it’s … Continue

          Many of you will have tuned into the excellent Ref Cam report on the Manchester City v Liverpool game produced by Guy Beale. If not you can go into Ref Cam and pull out the game in our archive file … Continue

            By Guy Beale

            Back in May, referees all around England got to hear about the results of all their hard work and commitment, in respect to their endeavours to reach the next level on the Refereeing Pyramid, if they had applied for promotion.… Continue

              Eyes down for round four, and let’s hold our collective breath while we are at it, as not only is there no Dean, no Marriner, no Madley nor Atkinson, but perhaps more tellingly there is no Tierney and no Attwell, Continue

                The Secret Ref was talking to Alex Griffiths

                I was fortunate enough on my way up to the Premier League to be mentored by a referee who had played the game himself as a semi-pro, and, as a result, the regular meetings we would have over a meal … Continue

                I was saddened by the news that one of our best football commentators, John Motson, is hanging up his microphone at the BBC.

                There is real synergy between a referee and commentator. Motson, like other commentators, has to decide what … Continue

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