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    Alan Brazil was talking to Alex Griffiths

    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 Sweden provided an excuse to reproduce pictures of his bloodstained shirt and bandaged head.

    If you … Continue

      By Mark Halsey

      With the Premier League on an international break, this weekend provided the setting for myself to be involved in two memorable occasions. I was afforded the opportunity to roll back the years and referee two charity games, it truly was … Continue

        By Alan Biggs

        Roger East

        It’s an old refrain from this website but that doesn’t make it any less relevant or valid. The fact is England has an ageing set of senior referees.

        Now another respected site has picked up on the theme raised repeatedly … Continue

          On The Ref Show this week former FIFA and Premier League referee Mark Halsey and ex Sheffield United striker Brian Deane joined Alan Biggs in the studio. Two charity games took place over the weekend with You Are The Ref … Continue

            By Ian Ross

            You-Are- The-Ref was honoured to be involved in two highly-emotional fund-raising charity games over the weekend.

            Football’s most celebrated platform for the discussion and analysis of all matters relating to refereeing was invited to officiate at Saturday’s Game For Grenfell … Continue

              Danny Murphy was talking to Alex Griffiths

              My reaction to a recent incident on a Premier League pitch might seem out of step to some of you, but hear me out before dismissing my take on an incident that seemed to gain universal sympathy for a recent … Continue

              The opening games of the season have seen some instances of poor decision making by top referees.

              To balance this let me state that we have also witnessed some good officiating, a point that I made when praising Graham Scott … Continue

                Andy Townsend was talking to Alex Griffiths

                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 where the referee owes the fans, first and foremost, followed only shortly afterwards by managers and … Continue

                  By Sal Saba

                  Youdan Trophy took centre stage at the start of August in Sheffield with an array of clubs from all over the world descending on the city to compete in the oldest football competition in the world. A tournament re-born three … Continue

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

                    A boxing referee, it may be remembered, can haul the Continue

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