Hackett's Verdict

Hackett's Verdict

MARTIN ATKINSON produced a master class refereeing performance today  in what was always going to be a challenging game to officiate. This was the refereeing performance...

One of the most challenging games in a referee's career is to be appointed to an FA Cup semi-final. The likelihood is that one set...

I am clear that Match Officials at all levels of Football should have a thorough knowledge of the Laws of the game. That is...

When it comes to big decisions, they do not come bigger than awarding a penalty kick. A referee cannot guess. That unfortunately appears to have...

A poor midweek of refereeing performances was eclipsed  by the worst sin of all - the incorrect application of law by Keith Stroud at...

The IFAB did a brilliant job when they clarified the law with regards to foul challenges. In an effort to gain more consistency they...

Stuart Attwell

Since the announcement that the IFAB would be experimenting at grassroots level with the use of the sin bins many visitors to our website...

The English Premier League is one of the best, if not the best, competition in world football. Its nearest challengers would be La Liga...

Television cameras at the Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup game picked up the deliberate stamp by United’s Marcos Rojo on Eden Hazard. Referee Michael...

Referees are human and will always be subject to making errors. That's equally true whether it's in a local park in front of one...

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