The 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...

The 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...

The 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...

The 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...

The Verdict | Retrospective punishment for diving – what happens to those who don’t...

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

The 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...

The Verdict | Rattlesnakes and referees

The You Are The Ref team have just had the pleasure of being involved with referees in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. With the sun beaming down...

The Verdict | Play-off games are huge for referees too

Yet this historic change has benefited the game, keeping the competition lively up to the last kick of the season. We can now look...

The Verdict | The Old Firm derby

I would have loved the opportunity in my career to have officiated one of the Old Firm derby games. Despite the one sided affair with Celtic...

The Verdict | Best performance of the season

MARTIN ATKINSON produced a master class refereeing performance today  in what was always going to be a challenging game to officiate. This was the refereeing performance...
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