Referees from yesteryear

Jason Pettigrove The list of referees was recently announced for the forthcoming English league season, but we're taking a look at three great names from...
Gabriel, Hazard

Patrick Barclay’s column: Keep your hands off

Remember, remember the 19th of September? Of course you do. Anyone with an interest in refereeing will recall the day Chelsea and Arsenal met...

Paul Gascoigne taking charge

It’s one of the funniest refereeing moments of all time. Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne, having just signed for Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers, was lining up against...

Once a bad boy, always a bad boy -­ unless he’s the ref!

Sorry this is not about a boy at all, but a lad... a lad from Macc, as he once sang night after night, up...
Robert Hicks

Football ‘has to come into the 21st century’ – Robert Hicks

Rugby Super League referee Robert Hicks says football 'has to come into the 21st century' on the use of technology. Hicks, one of only six...
Santos - Pato and Fabiano

Tim Vickery’s column: Could video referees end controversy in Brazil?

There’s an old saying which points out that 'the European player takes the field disposed to win or lose. The South American player takes the...
Norwich City

Neil Warnock’s column: Referees need a different angle

One thing I’m not missing is controversial refereeing! I’m taking some time out after being in management virtually non-stop since Gainsborough in 1980 and...
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Arguing with the referee – is it worth it?

by Jason Pettigrove If there is one thing guaranteed to get right up the noses of today’s match officials, it’s the crowding around the referee...
Anthony Taylor

Rob Harris: Why football should have a standby system for referees

We have witnessed two games played during the past two weeks were major refereeing errors took place, namely the Premier League fixture between Swansea...
Eggheads

‘Egghead’ Dave Rainford talks football

Dave Rainford joined the BBC show 'Eggheads' three years after his prominent participation in 'Are You An Egghead' in 2009. Alex Griffiths caught up...
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