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    The Secret Ref was talking to Alex Griffiths

    If I have an issue with my experience transitioning from refereeing at amateur level to the professional ranks that issue would be how the system lacks a personal touch and we fail to offer a holistic package when it comes … Continue

    I am clear that Match Officials at all levels of Football should have a thorough knowledge of the Laws of the game. That is why since 1981 I have worked with the iconic Master of Movement artist Paul Trevillion producing


      Author: Alan Biggs

      The potential powderkeg of already pressurised referees having to publicly view replays worries You Are The Ref experts in the wake of this week’s impressive trial of the Video Assistant Referee.

      Interestingly, neither of the overhauled decisions in the France … Continue

        Don't waste your time calling me biased, because, as anyone who has ever heard me get started will tell you, I make no attempt to hide my allegiance when it comes to Glasgow's famous footballing rivalry.

        Celtic were more than … Continue

          Scott Duncan

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

          What happened next stirred an echo of an unwelcome piece of history on the … Continue


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

            You Are The Ref is against this proposal, which has emanated from calls by … Continue

              Author: Tim Vickery

              Credit: Minutouno

              After two and a half decades as a referee, twelve of them in Argentina’s top division, Pablo Lunati hung up his whistle and, at last, found himself free to fulfil one of the great father and child rituals; … Continue

                Author: Alan Biggs

                Sergio Aguero
                Sergio Aguero

                Manchester City can be thankful that the Football Association did not impose an increased suspension on Sergio Aguero, say You Are The Ref experts.

                England’s former head of referees, Keith Hackett, believes the FA could have been justified … Continue

                  Author: Alan Biggs

                  Sergio Aguero

                  Sergio Aguero faces almost certain disciplinary action this week in the view of You Are The Ref experts.

                  The Manchester City striker escaped punishment for elbowing West Ham's Winston Reid in his side's 3-1 win on Sunday.

                  Former official Andy … Continue

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                    The PGMOL are set to take a firmer stance against disrespect to match officials this season

                    The Premier League, EFL and the FA have come together in a bid to improve behaviour across English football.

                    There is no doubt that … Continue

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