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    Author: Patrick Barclay

    Mike Cairns
    Former Premier League official Mike Cairns in action

    During Jeremy Wilson’s brilliant recent campaign in the Daily Telegraph about abuse of referees, there was a particularly poignant interview with Mike Cairns.

    Cairns was a Premier League match official for 15 … Continue

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      Author: Patrick Barclay

      Respect

      The FA’s ‘Respect’ campaign, when it began in 2008, was, of course, well intentioned. But I said at the time that its design was fatally flawed and subsequent events have done little to dispel that impression.

      The flaw was that … Continue

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        Author: Patrick Barclay

        Lionel Messi
        ‘The inclusiveness of the game, the welcome it offers to little men such as Lionel Messi, will be affected…’

        Has football become a non-contact sport? You hear the question all the time, as if it were a new one. But, … Continue

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