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...

Stop the Brutality | Keith Hackett

It is easy to criticise referees, I know, because I have been the man in black on the receiving end. Referees have a duty...

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...

Happy New Premier League Season | Keith Hackett

The start of a new season sees many people making their predictions on who will win the Premier League and who will be relegated. It's...

A Great Assistant Referee | Hackett's Verdict

One of the most likeable guys in officiating has decided to call it a day. Dave Bryan has had a terrific career, carrying the flag...

An update on the use of Sin Bins

I was delighted to learn that The Football Association have, following further consultation, updated their Guidelines for Temporary Dismissals (sin bins) that will be...

A message from one of our valued referee academy members

Our team at You are the Ref was delighted to receive the letter that I have copied in below outlining the real benefits of...

Using your time wisely

The Laws of the Game are currently cast in stone in that the sole timekeeper for the game is the referee. I can recall in...

A tribute to John Key

You Are The Ref sends our condolences to the family of former Football League referee John Key who passed away over the weekend at...

A great week for You Are The Ref

Our three Coaches Mark Halsey, Glenn Turner and Guy Beale arrived back home after delivering a series of  workshops on and off the field...
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