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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

                    Author: Keith Hackett

                    Sian Massey, one of few female officials to reach the top of the English game
                    Sian Massey, one of few female officials to reach the top of the English game

                    No English women match officials have been selected for the Olympic games in Rio.

                    This leads to the question of what the Football Association is … Continue

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