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Category: Referees

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Mike Dean lays cards on table to give Peter Crouch a referee’s insight | Barry Glendenning

Official has attracted the ire of supporters but shows his human side on former striker’s podcast, as he nears final whistleA man who seems so laid back he could probably serve as a draught excluder at the gates of Winterfell Castle, it spoke volumes t…

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Wenger’s offside plans offer sense but not the whole VAR solution

Goals should not be ruled out because an armpit was ahead of the last defender but issues with remote refereeing run deeperThank goodness for Arsène Wenger. It is about time someone with a genuine appreciation of the game stepped in to prevent VAR’s re…

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Bobby Madley to referee in England again two years after sacking

Offensive joke cost official his Premier League role‘I have learned from this and feel better and stronger’The referee Bobby Madley is to return to English football next season, two years after losing his job as a Premier League official because of an …

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VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney

• ‘The advantage seems to have gone against forwards’• Manchester United Women manager wants goalline technologyCasey Stoney does not believe there will ever be enough resources to support VAR in the Women’s Super League. The Manchester United Women ma…

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VAR too expensive for the Women’s Super League, says Casey Stoney

• ‘The advantage seems to have gone against forwards’• Manchester United Women manager wants goalline technologyCasey Stoney does not believe there will ever be enough resources to support VAR in the Women’s Super League. The Manchester United Women ma…

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Bobby Madley’s plight symptomatic of social media shame culture | Max Rushden

The former Premier League referee’s career was finished by one moment and this absence of forgiveness is likely to be repeatedIn an emotional blog post on New Year’s Eve, the former Premier League referee Bobby Madley detailed how his career was finish…

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Bobby Madley’s plight symptomatic of social media shame culture | Max Rushden

The former Premier League referee’s career was finished by one moment and this absence of forgiveness is likely to be repeatedIn an emotional blog post on New Year’s Eve, the former Premier League referee Bobby Madley detailed how his career was finish…

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Referee Bobby Madley reveals ‘dark joke’ that led to Premier League sack

• Official admits he made a video of a disabled person• Video sent to someone he ‘trusted’ who told employersThe former Premier League referee Bobby Madley has opened up about the “dark-humoured joke” that cost him his job.Madley ceased officiating at …

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Premier League clubs side with referees and back VAR despite fans’ gripes

• Only tweak to system will involve extra info on big screens• West Ham’s David Gold: ‘VAR is alive and kicking’’Premier League clubs have chosen to avoid drastic action over VAR, with only the smallest of tweaks in the communication of decisions expec…

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Premier League clubs side with referees and back VAR despite fans’ gripes

• Only tweak to system will involve extra info on big screens• West Ham’s David Gold: ‘VAR is alive and kicking’’Premier League clubs have chosen to avoid drastic action over VAR, with only the smallest of tweaks in the communication of decisions expec…

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Premier League managers to meet with Mike Riley to discuss VAR problems

• Referees’ manager Riley to meet managers on Thursday• Lack of pitchside monitors for referees to be discussedPremier League managers will meet with Mike Riley, the general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), on Thursday …

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Premier League needs to stop VAR operating like a nitpickers’ charter | Paul Wilson

The system is too often introducing travesties into games instead of clearing them up and changes are neededDissatisfaction with VAR seems to be back with a vengeance after the incidents of last weekend, with a meeting of Premier League clubs scheduled…

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Korean calamities of Ghandour and Moreno are antidote to anti-VAR clamour | Andrew Anthony

The officiating scandals of the 2002 World Cup must remind us why the advent of the video referee is a good thingWith that collective wit for which football fans are justly renowned, the Spurs contingent at the Etihad Stadium broke into song last weeke…

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Inside the VAR bunker: a test for my irrational suspicion of referees | Max Rushden

A trip to Stockley Park gives a valuable insight into the VAR process, and also showed me that referees are actually quite pleasant, normal people“What we have to do is find a way to help referees out.” This is Tony Pulis – then the manager of West Bro…

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WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees

• Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions• WSL managers have been critical of the officiatingThe Premier League’s referee match evaluation scheme will be used in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as part of an attempt to improve …

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WSL to use Premier League match evaluation scheme to improve referees

• Match footage will be used to analyse a referee’s decisions• WSL managers have been critical of the officiatingThe Premier League’s referee match evaluation scheme will be used in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as part of an attempt to improve …

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Stéphanie Frappart takes centre stage in big moment for women in football | Suzanne Wrack

A team of female officials taking charge of the European Super Cup will change the way women are perceived in the gameThere are few arenas in football that provide the visual challenge to the way society views female involvement in ‘a man’s game’ than …

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Frank Lampard on ‘historical moment’ for referee Stéphanie Frappart – video

Frank Lampard has praised French referee Stéphanie Frappart ahead of his team’s match against Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday. She becomes the first woman to officiate a major European men’s final. ‘I am very pleased to be a part of this m…

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Frank Lampard on ‘historical moment’ for referee Stéphanie Frappart – video

Frank Lampard has praised French referee Stéphanie Frappart ahead of his team’s match against Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday. She becomes the first woman to officiate a major European men’s final. ‘I am very pleased to be a part of this m…

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Stéphanie Frappart: the referee in charge of the Uefa Super Cup – video

Referee Stéphanie Frappart will become the first woman to officiate a major European men’s game when she takes charge of the Uefa Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul. The 35-year-old became the first woman to referee a Ligue 1…