Hull City v West Ham United


RC at 2014-09-15 21:52:40

Join us on Wednesday for Chelsea v Shalke 04 in the Champions League, which promises to be a cracker.

Full time

RC at 2014-09-15 21:51:54

That was an object lesson on how to make the game look easy.  No fuss, no bother, 2 well timed cautions, plus 2 late cautions and a correctly disallowed ‘goal’ for offside, congratulations to the refereeing team from the team here at ‘You Are the Ref”.

RC at 2014-09-15 21:50:11

Consistency is the key – reckless challenge by Home #14 and also by Away #2Yellow CardYellow Card

RC at 2014-09-15 21:44:55

Good “safe” refereeing …. bring the game to a safe conclusion, defensive free-kicks to the fore, may I suggest …


RC at 2014-09-15 21:43:08

.. beware the ‘sting in the tail’ for the refereeing team. keep focused, it’s not over until …..

RC at 2014-09-15 21:42:03

Praise the match officials from the Sky pundits – that says it all really as to how good the game has gone so far, but it’s not over yet ….


RC at 2014-09-15 21:40:55

Once again great positioning by the referee to detect the shirt pull and one minute later for the penal offence …

RC at 2014-09-15 21:35:55

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RC at 2014-09-15 21:35:29

Which referee has had the best start to the season so far ? Our vote here at You-Are-the-Ref goes to Craig Pawson for several solid displays, is he the new Michael Oliver?


RC at 2014-09-15 21:31:42

A technical point for you, especially if you “run the line” on a regular basis.  Watch how Martin Atkinson keeps a similar distance from the ball as his Assistants as the ball moves into their ‘quarter’, an object lesson in positioning and movement.

RC at 2014-09-15 21:25:41

Great focus by Steve Child on the line, eyes firmly fixed on play, even with players running towards him ….


RC at 2014-09-15 21:23:28

It’s pouring goals at the KC …..


RC at 2014-09-15 21:22:13

Once again refereeing team, keep focused …

RC at 2014-09-15 21:21:20

It’s raining goals at the KC

RC at 2014-09-15 21:16:58

Same rash tackle by Home #26 Robertson, consistent officiating by Martin Atkinson Yellow Card

RC at 2014-09-15 21:14:59

A simple hand signal from the referee (foot high), great communication to players and fans ….


RC at 2014-09-15 21:13:01

It’s amazing how often a goal can react as a trigger point to increase the intensity, much more goalmouth action, more involvement from the referee and his team …

RC at 2014-09-15 21:11:04

Home #8 reckless challenge – the first yellow card – and a correct one at thatYellow Card

RC at 2014-09-15 21:09:35

just a second offside inside 50 minutes, a sign of the times in the Premiership….


RC at 2014-09-15 21:08:12

Goals can often be “trigger points” in terms of an increased temperature of the game, time for the officials to be wary …


RC at 2014-09-15 21:07:08

Whoosh …… pure class … 1-1 ….

RC at 2014-09-15 21:02:58

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RC at 2014-09-15 21:02:35

Just reflecting on recent games, do you think that we should be using a video ref after Senersous’ kick out off the ball which was not spotted by the match officials …

RC at 2014-09-15 20:59:34

Dare we say it, the refereeing team have been the best team on the field so far, but that’s the “easy” half over guys … be prepared for a more intense second 45 ….

RC at 2014-09-15 20:57:19

2 shots on target so far in 45 minutes – says it all really ….

RC at 2014-09-15 20:51:34

A quality first half from the match officials, an ideal level of involvement from all 4, one superb call  by the  Assistant …. Our advice here at You Are The Ref – change nothing ….

RC at 2014-09-15 20:48:02

One major call from Assistant Steve Child, undoubtedly a correct one, shows the qualities needed to officiate at this level


RC at 2014-09-15 20:46:43

Half-way through – so far so good for the refereeing team, but I sense an increase in the intensity as the game progresses from this point – remain focused Gents …….


RC at 2014-09-15 20:45:28

well, the untrained eye thinks he had had nothing to do, we know different ….

RC at 2014-09-15 20:44:54

First class call from Steve Child – nothing to do for 43 minutes – then a classy offside call to disallow the goal – well done Sir !

RC at 2014-09-15 20:43:29

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RC at 2014-09-15 20:43:04

As match referee, how would you cope with the WWF wrestling in the penalty area before the corner kick !

RC at 2014-09-15 20:40:58

First class Assistant Refereeing from Mike Millarkey, #15 not offside as the ball was played to him

RC at 2014-09-15 20:39:45

That’s what we needed, a goal at last – time to focus for the final 7 minutes of the half …

RC at 2014-09-15 20:36:31

I still say we could do with a goal …..


RC at 2014-09-15 20:35:22

so, we had a daft 5 minutes, and it’s all calmed down again now – well done to the Refereeing Team – low profile match control


RC at 2014-09-15 20:30:49

For those of you who split the game into sections, 2 x 15 minute sections are over, time to refocus for the final 15 of the half …

RC at 2014-09-15 20:29:28

Typical Premier League so far, both sides playing deep, no offside to report ….

RC at 2014-09-15 20:24:58

Time for a card perhaps – Martin Atkinson will remain calm until he needs to issue the caution – his experience will tell him when


RC at 2014-09-15 20:23:41

Home #4 now getting involved, time to assert your authority Mr Referee

RC at 2014-09-15 20:22:40

Would you have spoken to Away #20 for that challenge …

RC at 2014-09-15 20:20:15

Great teamwork and commendable use of the comms kit …


RC at 2014-09-15 20:19:37

That was interesting, the referee indicating that he was unsighted at that he received notification from his colleagues to award a free-kick

RC at 2014-09-15 20:16:53

I have little doubt that the match officials will be talking down the comms kits “keep focused, keep going ….” – it’s a world apart from the local park, but the concentration levels needed are the same ….


RC at 2014-09-15 20:15:52

15 minutes gone and from a neutral perspective “it could do with a goal”, from the refereeing viewpoint, we are happy it’s quiet, but have we had a notable shot on goal as yet ?


RC at 2014-09-15 20:11:08

No dramas so far for the refereeing team, a good low-profile start and great to see a big smile from the Ref !!

RC at 2014-09-15 20:09:44

Impossible for Assistant Steve Child to get level with that decision, the ball just moved too quickly for him


RC at 2014-09-15 20:04:24

Once again Martin’s Atkinson’s languid and economical style of movement will be in evidence, watch how he always well placed without ‘appearing’ to be working hard ….

RC at 2014-09-15 20:03:40

If there is one notable feature of Martin Atkinson’s refereeing, watch how close he is to play throughout the game ….

RC at 2014-09-15 19:58:18

3 FIFA Officials on duty, their experience will be invaluable this evening

RC at 2014-09-15 19:56:23

Welcome to our coverage from The KC Stadium.  Many of the team here at You-Are-The-Ref have personal experience of officiating at this new-look stadium where the atmosphere is good……..

RC at 2014-09-15 19:53:47

The match officials for this evening’s game are led by Martin Atkinson, which is his third appearance on the YATR games this season.  He is again assisted by Steve Child, and this week is joined by Mike Mullarkey and the experienced Lee Mason as 4th official

RC at 2014-09-15 19:49:04

The correct answer is 5 – one in every 8 games ..


RC at 2014-09-15 19:46:29

Here’s a clue – it’s 5, 6 or 7 …


RC at 2014-09-15 19:44:45

40 games so far played in the Premier League this season – I’ll give you a minute to guess how many red cards ?

RC at 2014-09-15 19:40:12

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RC at 2014-09-15 19:39:15

Let’s focus for a few moments on the role of Lee Mason as 4th official. With Steve Bruce and Sam Allardyce, 2 colourful  and passionate characters, to look after, does he need to assert his authority early on, but he must also let them do their jobs ..

RC at 2014-09-15 19:32:23

Both teams would move into the top-half of the table with a win, if Hull win by 2 goals, they go 6th – that would be a solid start to the season for them

RC at 2014-09-15 19:30:00

Welcome to our coverage from The KC Stadium.