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The You Are The Ref team have just had the pleasure of being involved with referees in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.

With the sun beaming down and temperatures in the 30s, it was great to see match officials of all … Continue

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    The You Are The Ref team visited Phoenix, Arizona  last week to attend the annual Arizona State Cup. In partnership with Arizona State Youth Referee Administrator Todd Sergi, the three man … Continue

      Author: Alison Bender

      Well let’s start by getting the stereotypes out of the way. Yes, I’m a girl, yes, I love football and yes, I understand the offside rule! I’ve been reporting at matches for well over a decade now and I’ve seen … Continue

      Since the announcement that the IFAB would be experimenting at grassroots level with the use of the sin bins many visitors to our website have sought clarification on how this would operate. Clearly the various associations around the world will … Continue

        Former Premier League midfielder Jason Jarrett has hit out at the FA and their referee development system, which he says prevents former players from being able to become referees. The 37 year old argues that it can take 10 years … Continue

        The English Premier League is one of the best, if not the best, competition in world football. Its nearest challengers would be La Liga and the Bundesliga, both of course producing top quality referees over many years.

        Premier League Games … Continue

          Top cricket umpire Richard Kettleborough is urging football to press ahead with video reviews - and to encourage ex players into refereeing.

          Kettleborough, the world's leading Test official, is a fan of DRS in cricket and a keen observer of … Continue

            Back at the start of the 2014 Premier League season, RefCam was created to not only provide live text commentary on televised games, but also, primarily, to give a unique expert referee insight into the big decisions that take place … Continue

              Author: Alan Biggs

              Michael Oliver pulled out the plum tie but was left sticking out like a sore thumb after souring an otherwise fine weekend for Select Group referees in the FA Cup and Premier League.

              Oliver became the central figure in an … Continue

                On the The Ref Show this week, Alan Biggs is joined by former referee chief Keith Hackett, and ex Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst, to analyse and dissect the weekend's football. A positive weekend for referees in England meant that … Continue

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