Hackett asks: Are referees judged fairly? Alan Biggs reports

England’s former refereeing supremo Keith Hackett has questioned whether the careers of top match officials could be overly influenced by the playing side of...

Oliver was asked for more – and is serving up. Alan Biggs reports

Michael Oliver has responded to criticism to reassert his claims to being one of England’s top referees. Oliver, the youngest in the Premier League at...

Most pressure ever, says Webb assistant. Alan Biggs reports

A member of Howard Webb’s tight and trusted World Cup team says their last game together was arguably the toughest of their careers. Darren Cann...

Mark Halsey signs up for You Are The Ref

Former top referee Mark Halsey is the latest big name to join this website’s team of experts. You Are The Ref is delighted to announce...

Call for FA to help refs root out cheats. Alan Biggs reports

The FA should follow Scotland’s lead and charge cheat suspects on video evidence. That is one of the recommendations to come out of The Ref...

Classic case for ref in stand to spare Oliver blushes. Alan Biggs reports

Michael Oliver’s embarrassment over mistakenly cautioning Chelsea’s Diego Costa for “diving” has hardened the case for a video referee to aid match officials. Ref Cam’s...

Scots make a stand with action on diving. Alan Biggs reports

The Football Association’s reluctance to charge players for diving is back under the microscope ahead of the new Premier League season. Their counterparts north of...

Introducing. . . The Ref Show

The Ref Show – a breakdown of the big talking points of the week is the latest innovation from You Are The Ref. This week...

Clattenburg sets the standard

The man now acclaimed as England’s top referee following Howard Webb’s retirement set a high standard for the new season in Cardiff on Tuesday. Mark...

Hackett: Give the top games to the top refs. Alan Biggs reports

Top referees should be treated like top players – and given the best games throughout a season. That’s the view of former English refereeing chief...
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