Hackett’s Verdict: Divers Be Aware – The eyes of the world are on you

With a minimum 22 cameras at every English Premier League game and every Football League game scrutinized by Television. DIVERS BE AWARE. I applaud The...

Hacketts Blog – Have You Taken The Opportunity To Become A YATR Referee Academy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie_VEcEYFeEOur Referee Academy members were recently treated to the second live webinar and Q&A event. Our plan is to deliver at least one webinar...

Hackett’s Verdict: VAR System Is In Its Experimental Stage

I watched once again with great interest the way that Rugby Union makes full use of the Video Assistant Referee. The All Blacks player...

HACKETT’S VERDICT: Tartan trouncing for England’s referees

Scoreline: Scotland 2 England 1. A poor state of affairs for England and something needs to be done. But no, I'm not talking about the result...

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...

Hackett’s Verdict | Chance to learn from the best

Felix Brych demonstrated in the Champions League final why he is one of the best referees in the world. Real Madrid v Juventus was always...

HACKETT’S VERDICT: Remembering Juventus legend John Charles

I was delighted to learn that the sons of the great legend John Charles have been invited to watch Juventus play in the European...

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...

HACKETT’S VERDICT: Retrospective punishment for diving – what happens to those who don’t do...

The Football Association is to be applauded for following the lead of the Scottish FA and UEFA in applying retrospective punishment for acts of...

Hackett’s Verdict | English hierarchy split over video refs?

I was interested to read recently that the Premier League and PGMOL are not on the same page with regard to the potential use...
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