Hackett’s Verdict | The Emirates FA Challenge Cup

Having officiated a few FA Cup games in my active career, this weekend thanks to the terrific coverage of the BBC, highlighted why it...

Hackett’s Verdict | History in the making

The FA Cup Third Round game Brighton v Crystal Palace will be the first game in England where the use of the Video Assistant...

Hackett’s Verdict | Praise for the ever reliable Andre Marriner

I had the pleasure of working closely with Andre when I was in charge of the Select Group of Professional Referees. Andre, who had carried...

Hackett’s Verdict | FA, stop managers entering the field of play

Thirty minutes after a game, the manager of the team with the referees permission can enter the officials dressing room. During that discussion the manager...
Martin Atkinson

Hackett’s Verdict | Remove SG1 referees from Fourth Official duty

In this week's The Ref Show I opened up the debate with regard to our Select Group 1 referees been withdrawn from all fourth...
Pierluigi Collina

Hackett’s Verdict | Collina is the man to sort out English refereeing

Since his retirement as the world's number one referee Pierluigi Collina has given leadership in his role as Head of Referees at UEFA. There is...

Hackett’s Verdict | Referees, apply the law correctly before we see the end of...

UPDATED 31/12/17 | I note that in the Crystal Palace v Manchester City game officiated by Jon Moss that yet another reckless challenge that endangered...

Hackett’s Verdict | Guardiola plea for referees to protect gifted players

Pep Guardiola like several other Premier League managers has witnessed at first hand the performances of Referees from several countries. His call for the PGMOL...
andre-marriner

Hackett’s Verdict | Referees stay safe

The fixture list over the Christmas and New Year period is a demanding one, particularly for the small group of Select Group referees charged...
David Coote

Hackett’s Verdict | David Coote should be promoted to Select Group 1

In August 2015 we published an article on our website stating that the You Are The Ref team were putting forward the name of...
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