Hackett’s Verdict | Different shaped ball, same lesson for referees

For any young referees wanting to enhance their on field performance, look at the masterclass of management and communication regularly demonstrated by rugby union...

The Premier League’s decision NOT to introduce the Video Assistant Referee is exposed in...

The Premier League kicked off with a terrific game served up by Arsenal and Leicester City. A game that demonstrated why Mike Dean is...

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...
Stuart Attwell

HACKETT’S VERDICT: How are those sin bins going to work? Here’s some info..

Since the announcement that the IFAB would be experimenting at grassroots level with the use of the sin bins many visitors to our website...

HACKETT’S VERDICT: One wrong, all wrong at Newcastle | Annual law test needed

A poor midweek of refereeing performances was eclipsed  by the worst sin of all - the incorrect application of law by Keith Stroud at...

Hackett’s Verdict: Season Review – Not good enough, PGMOL

I think it is obvious to anyone that Professional Game Match Official Limited, the organisation responsible for refereeing at the professional level, is struggling...

Keith Hackett reviews the 2016-17 season for English refereeing

Time for reflection on another long domestic season. At You Are The Ref we have produced tables charting the records of referees in both...

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...
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...

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...
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