Hackett’s Verdict | The FA are failing its referees big time

Darren Ferguson fined £1,000 by the FA after saying he would 'shoot' League One's 'appalling' referees. Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson has been fined £1,000...

Hackett’s Verdict | RIP Paul Alcock

I was saddened to hear the sad news today of the passing of former Premier League referee Paul Alcock. His name hit the headlines when...

Hackett’s Verdict | Insufficient Additional Time

Jurgen Klopp has expressed concern about the lack of additional time allowed in their recent Cup game v West Brom by match Referee Craig...

Hackett’s Verdict | VAR is taking too long – referees must learn to trust...

I do not understand why Craig Pawson had to watch Saturday night’s penalty incident involving Mohamed Salah himself in order to confirm it had...

Hackett’s Verdict | Spectators to be informed VAR review taking place

Arsenal v Chelsea - Carabao Cup I have expressed on many occasions that spectators in the stadium must be made aware that a VAR review...

Hackett’s Verdict | Well done to The IFAB

There is no doubt that the members of the IFAB are doing a superb job in ensuring that the Video Assistant Referee experiment is...

Hackett’s Verdict | VAR will have its rocky moments

I have warned through several media channels that the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will not be a smooth process.   It is after...

Hackett’s Verdict | VAR got Willian decision wrong diving culture to blame

I said last week that VAR wasn’t going to solve the world’s issues within a few weeks, and it was quite obvious that the...
Andre Marriner

Hackett’s Verdict | YATR sends its congratulations to Andre Marriner

Our team of coaches will always be demanding of referees to give of their best every time they cross over the white line. If...
David Coote

Hackett’s Verdict | PGMOL give David Coote the opportunity to officiate on the Premier...

Not for the first time I am asking the question of the PGMOL management why David Coote has not been promoted to Select Group...
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