Hackett's Verdict

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I was saddened by the recent news of a referee, who also acts has an administrator in a Beverley Hills Soccer League, hanging up his boots and stopping his involvement in our great game after giving several years of loyal … Continue

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Last weekend highlighted the view of many people that the standard of officiating at Premier League level is in decline. Examples are almost too numerous to mention. I’ll have a go.

On Monday night, Lee Mason, when faced with a … Continue

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Bjorn Kuipers

The team at You Are The Ref sends our congratulations to the thirty-six selected referees who will officiate at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Bearing in mind that at this World Cup, FIFA will be operating with Video Assistant … Continue

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Well done to Felix Brych, one of the Worlds finest referees.
With difficult underfoot conditions and players slipping whilst challenging for the ball his decision making was consistent throughout, and of a high standard.
Switzerland v Northern Ireland was played
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Rarely do you see a referee at international level make one glaring major error in a game, let alone two. It was Northern Ireland’s ill luck to encounter such an unfortunate scenario in their World Cup qualifier with Switzerland.

Referee … Continue

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The referee team from Poland are tasked to ensure that the experiment is a success.

England – Germany
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (Poland)
Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (Poland)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
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For any young referees wanting to enhance their on field performance, look at the masterclass of management and communication regularly demonstrated by rugby union referee Nigel Owens.

Rugby has a record of adopting and refining technology. This allows spectators to … Continue

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Watford captain Troy Deeney has accepted his violent conduct charge and will serve a three-match ban with immediate effect.

Deeney was charged after a clash with Stoke City’s Joe Allen during Watford’s 1-0 home defeat on 28 October.

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You Are The Ref send our congratulations to Swiss elite referee Esther Staubli. She will be the first European female referee to officiate a game in a FIFA men’s tournament. Esther officiated the UEFA Euro 2017 final. She has been
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