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    Brazilian centre forward Jo made a one man bid to introduce a winter break to the English game while he was at Everton, on loan from Manchester City.  He flew home for the festive season – and ended any chance Continue


      Another week and no FA panel verdict on a Premier League incident, while Carlisle’s Shaun Miller takes the booby prize of a two-match ban for his ‘successful’ dive against Wycombe in League Two.

      Roger East awarded a penalty for Nick Continue


        Danny Murphy was talking to Alex Griffiths

        Can somebody please tell me why, given what Asmir Begovic did to Maxim Choupo-Moting last week, we are not seeing the kind of reaction that exactly the same foul from, say, David de Gea on Firmino the week before, would … Continue


          The pace of the game, speed of impact, recent changes and modifications to Laws mean that all match officials are needed to deliver a game of football.

          So how do you as the AR prepare yourself to play your part … Continue


            On The Ref Show this week former PGMOL manager Keith Hackett and ex Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst both joined presenter Alan Biggs in the studio to discuss the best of the action from the weekend.

            There’s praise for Andre … Continue


              I do think that the senior and most experienced PGMOL referees have got the season off to a much better start than in recent years.

              It is my opinion that this is down to a much improved appointing process adopted … Continue


                Paul Trevillion was talking to Alex Griffiths

                The subject of diving is back in the headlines, and surely it is time for us to explore every angle in addressing what makes the blood of every football lover boil.

                When I use the word angle I am not … Continue


                  The Steve Prescott Foundation Press Release

                  A team of 40 climbers inspired by the late great Steve Prescott MBE have successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The you-are-the-ref.com sponsored team reached the summit on Wednesday.to raise funds for and awareness of the Steve Prescott Foundation (SPF). Officials sourced … Continue


                    Mark Clattenburg was talking to Alex Griffiths

                    I started refereeing in 1990 as a schoolboy who dreamed of playing for my beloved Newcastle United.

                    That dream was quickly dispelled by my PE teacher at Cramlington High School, who told me I should take up refereeing, as I … Continue

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