Tags Posts tagged with "respect"


    Author: Dean Mohareb

    Football - England U21 v FYR Macedonia U21 - 2011 UEFA European Under 21 Championship Qualifying Group Nine - Ricoh Arena, Coventry - 9/10/09 General view / Referee / Respect Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Alex Morton

    You Are The Ref have stated before that, although we back the campaign against the abuse of match officials at all levels, we do not believe that a strike is the correct way of dealing with this problem. We would … 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

        Alex Griffiths speaking to Howard Wilkinson

        Football - Football Association - Greg Dyke Press Conference - FA Chairmans England Commission - Wembley Stadium - 8/5/14 Commission member Howard Wilkinson Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Jed Leicester EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

        Howard Wilkinson has such a serious CV it has been known to blind some who encounter him to his less serious side.

        That's not to say, however, that the formidable glare he perfected down the years for the most gormless … Continue

          Author: Patrick Barclay

          Mike Cairns
          Former Premier League official Mike Cairns in action

          During Jeremy Wilson's brilliant recent campaign in the Daily Telegraph about abuse of referees, there was a particularly poignant interview with Mike Cairns.

          Cairns was a Premier League match official for 15 … Continue

            Author: Patrick Barclay


            The FA’s 'Respect' campaign, when it began in 2008, was, of course, well intentioned. But I said at the time that its design was fatally flawed and subsequent events have done little to dispel that impression.

            The flaw was that … Continue

              Alan Biggs is joined on The Ref Show this week by former FIFA officials Mark Halsey and Glenn Turner.

              There were plenty of flashpoints over the Premier League weekend; leading the trio to discuss handball, dangerous challenges and a consistent … Continue

                Author: Alan Biggs

                You Are The Ref reproduces below an email to Mark Halsey from the father of a young referee. It details the ordeal the teenage official allegedly suffered during a recent Under-15s game.

                UPDATE: Derbyshire FA act swiftly following report of Continue

                  MLS Cup
                  The abuse Major League Soccer officials deal with on a regular basis has reached 'inappropriate' levels, according to the MLS commissioner Don Garber, who says it’s time to take action.

                  Mr Garber has witnessed the growth of MLS and he … Continue

                    Author: Keith Hackett

                    RWC referee
                    Rugby players 'show referees a high level of respect'

                    Over recent days, whether buying fuel at my local garage or shopping at Meadowhall, people have kept wanting to talk to me about referees.

                    No, not those on the English Premier … Continue

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