Ref makes Dutch pay the penalty by Alan Biggs

Another impressive refereeing performance was capped by a curb on the controversial tactics that saw the Netherlands into the semi-finals. Louis van Gaal’s side failed...

Surprised Krul not booked, says ex Premier League keeper – by Alan Biggs

Pressure is mounting on World Cup semi-final referees to take closer control of penalty shoot-outs as the Tim Krul controversy rumbles on. Former Premier League...

Premier League Season – Click here for a list of matches to be covered...

The 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season will kick off on Saturday 16 August 2014. Click here for a list of matches to be covered on Ref...

Neymar OUT and Brazil ref panned by his peers: Failed to protect quality players...

Neymar is out of the World Cup as referee Carlos Velasco Carballo stands accused of “failing to protect quality players.” That is the verdict of...

Have flag and whistle, will travel: Taking refereeing to the next generation by Alan...

Former Premier League officials have kicked off a drive by You Are The Ref to bring training and encouragement to the next generation of...

World Cup Part 3 – ‘A game … At last’ by Glenn Turner

We’ll start a couple of days before the game though – the 11th of June.  We had a normal weigh-in session at the hotel...

Hard taskmaster Hackett: Well done refs, keep it up – by Alan Biggs

World Cup referees have earned praise from their peers for helping Brazil 2014 to become arguably the most entertaining tournament ever. England’s former head of...

USA’s Mark passes the Geiger Counter. . .Will other countries put their top refs...

Mark Geiger earned more accolades after being put under personal online scrutiny by one of his own MLS bosses at the World Cup. Paul Rejer...

Two US firsts – as You Are The Ref breaks more new ground by...

Mark Geiger today becomes the first American referee to reach the knock-out stages of the World Cup – and he will be publicly assessed...

Howard Webb and the case for a SECOND World Cup final by Alan Biggs

Howard Webb’s refereeing team should be in the running for an unprecedented second World Cup final, say You Are the Ref’s panel of experts. England’s...
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