There’s more to punish than not giving a name! | Danny Murphy

My reaction to a recent incident on a Premier League pitch might seem out of step to some of you, but hear me out...

Why it really is time to talk | Andy Townsend

The dismissal of Kyle Walker for a second yellow card following his clash with Dominic Calvert-Lewin convinced me that we have reached the point...

How much responsibility does a referee have to ensure the quality of the spectacle?...

The referee, of course, takes the field in order to enforce the laws of the game. But how much responsibility does he have to...

Baffling EFL decisions spell bad hay and trouble! | Mark Saggers

So we know the outcome of the latest Carabou Cup draw, thanks to its exclusive appearance on a Far-Eastern Twitter feed. Well, I have to...

Thank your lucky stars, Cristiano! | Kim Milton Nielsen

It was a very interesting Women's Euro tournament for me, and I was lucky enough to attend four matches in person, including England versus...

Looking forward to the job that might never happen! | Danny Murphy

I got a phone call the other day and as soon as I realised it was a genuine offer to join the new FA...

Tim Vickery: Arthur Ellis, Mario Vianna and the ‘Battle of Berne’

Today’s ex-referees turned pundits are not the first media celebrities the profession has spawned. Britons of a certain age will remember Arthur Ellis, a top...

Excuse the bee in my Wembley bonnet | Alan Brazil

Two of our top teams took to the lush, summer turf of Wembley at the weekend and despite it being an entertaining enough start,...

Why I’m wishing Chris Kavanagh a steady season | Andy Townsend

I've just got back from Hong Kong, and it might seem strange to be relating to you that my trip left me encouraged when...

Coaches have a duty to make the ref’s life easier | Danny Murphy

The Youdan Trophy is a great modern example of how referee and youth development can go hand in hand, but I don't think youth...
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