Hackett's Verdict

Hackett's Verdict

A sincere thank you to all those unsung heroes - the football groundstaff. During my era of refereeing from the 1960s to the 90s I...

Last night, late in the Championship game between Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers, referee Scott Duncan ruled out what would have been an equalising...

Keith Hackett

In a few weeks time, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), the body responsible for the laws of the game will consider the implementation...

Where there is a will, it is amazing the progress that can be made. I was delighted to read that David Elleray, as technical director...

Let me join the congratulations to Lincoln City, Sutton United and Oxford United for producing terrific FA Cup upsets. And Wycombe too for coming...

There has been a lot of speculation about a national strike by grassroots referees in protest at widespread and unacceptable instances of match officials...

Darren Cann

So Darren Cann is selected to run the line for Crystal Palace's FA Cup tie with Manchester City on Saturday. Only then is it realised...

I have had another look at the missed offside decision in the big game at Old Trafford on Sunday. Was there another - very...

Michael Oliver

Over many years the North East of England has produced some outstanding referees. And the production line shows no signs of slowing. Going back, there was...

Hawkeye - GOAL or NO GOAL No discussion No viewing of a screen by a colleague of the referee No viewing by the referee. The referee's watch vibrates...

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