Classic case for ref in stand to spare Oliver blushes. Alan Biggs reports

Michael Oliver’s embarrassment over mistakenly cautioning Chelsea’s Diego Costa for “diving” has hardened the case for a video referee to aid match officials. Ref Cam’s...

Scots make a stand with action on diving. Alan Biggs reports

The Football Association’s reluctance to charge players for diving is back under the microscope ahead of the new Premier League season. Their counterparts north of...

Introducing. . . The Ref Show

The Ref Show – a breakdown of the big talking points of the week is the latest innovation from You Are The Ref. This week...

Clattenburg sets the standard

The man now acclaimed as England’s top referee following Howard Webb’s retirement set a high standard for the new season in Cardiff on Tuesday. Mark...

Hackett: Give the top games to the top refs. Alan Biggs reports

Top referees should be treated like top players – and given the best games throughout a season. That’s the view of former English refereeing chief...

Refs supremo admits World Cup officials walked a fine line with rulebook. Alan Biggs...

FIFA referees’ chief Massimo Busacca has taken a balanced view of his World Cup operation after officials walked a tightrope on the laws of...

You Are The Ref welcomes PGMOL new approach

This website’s team of independent refereeing experts warmly welcome the more open approach being adopted to officiating by the FA, Premier League and Football...

England’s glory

Darren England is facing a hectic few days after being called up as fourth official for the UEFA Super Cup showdown on Tuesday. It’s been...

Tribute Statue for Arthur Wharton

This year will mark the 125th anniversary of Arthur Wharton signing for Rotherham Town in 1889 to become the world’s first black professional footballer. Work...

I would have urged Webb to continue: Hackett. Alan Biggs reports

Howard Webb’s former manager and mentor Keith Hackett has revealed that he would have tried to persuade the Premier League’s number one referee to...
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