BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. The Mitropa Cup

EUROPEAN club competitions blossomed as part of the push for reconciliation and recovery after the Second World War. The European Cup and the old...

Players warned: Someone could DIE . . . because YOU keep feigning injury. Mike...

"WITHIN minutes of the kick-off I realised first-team football was, quite literally, a totally different ball game. Shirts were held . . . when...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. US Soccer

ONE of the centenaries that has gone largely unnoticed recently is that of the US Soccer Federation which was founded in 1913. Ever since then...

Father and son get it together. You Are The Ref’s Andy Martin reports.

Brief Summary of Pelsall Villa v Newcastle Town - Staff Senior Cup Round 1 Final Score 1-3, Attendance 35 Pre match instructions delivered by Steve Martin,...

Don’t cross the line. Feature in association with dontxtheline.com ...

NO matter what the level, children's game or Champions League final, referees will always be accused of bias. Supporters rarely appreciate the reasons for...

Reffin’ ‘ell by Matthew Murray. Chesterfield

THE FA Cup is all about magic. We love the stories of "little" clubs beating the favourites. Who could forget Wimbledon getting the better of...

Surely a better way . . . ex FIFA referee Ed Bellion writes for...

Watching last week’s England v San Marino match reminded me of a similar match I refereed many years ago. In my case it was...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Cup Replays

THE long-running FA Cup replay was once a regular feature of the world's oldest knockout competition. Every season there would be a couple of clubs...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Two Referees

TODAY the demands are for technology. Many fans, indeed quite possibly a huge majority, want football to follow cricket's path and use gadgetry to...

BACK PASS by Mike Pavasovic. Newcastle in Blue

IT'S one of football's most traditional scenes: Newcastle United attacking the Gallowgate End at St James's Park.Whether the striker was Jackie Milburn, Malcolm Macdonald...
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