Hackett’s Verdict | Will Brexit Come To The Aid Of English Refereeing?

I have raised on several occasions my concern about a lack of churn and succession planning with regard to our current group of PGMOL...
Craig Pawson

Hackett’s Verdict | Whistle-stop for a top referee!

I am sure that Craig Pawson will be looking forward to his English Premier League appointment on Sunday when he takes charge of the...
Simon Hooper

Hackett’s Verdict | A Good Weekend for Referees

Well another good weekend for referees. I decided to watch the Evostik Premier League game between Shaw Lane (Barnsley) v Stafford Rangers, a League that...

​Congratulations to Lorraine Watson

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...

Well done Jon Moss | Keith Hackett

Many of you will have tuned into the excellent Ref Cam report on the Manchester City v Liverpool game produced by Guy Beale. If...

Happy retirement, John Motson | Keith Hackett

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...

Ever strengthening case for VAR in Premier League | Keith Hackett

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...

Players, show respect to your opponents | Keith Hackett

Graham Scott, still in that rookie class in the eyes of the PGMOL, receives my praise today for dealing in the correct manner with...

Please don’t guess | Keith Hackett

If referees are going to dismiss players then they can't afford to guess. It seemed to me that this is what happened on Monday...

Stop the Brutality | Keith Hackett

It is easy to criticise referees, I know, because I have been the man in black on the receiving end. Referees have a duty...
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