It was farcical, comical and one of the most bizarre incidents former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce had ever seen – not that he was complaining.
Darren Bent’s fifth-minute shot hit a red beach ball that had floated onto the field … Continue
To those of a certain age it seems like only yesterday that they were introduced. But a generation of fans have grown up regarding penalty shoot-outs as a normal and essential part of football entertainment.
And they go back a … Continue
The pitch in Manaus, where England and Italy meet in their opening World Cup game on Saturday evening, has received lots of criticism from ‘experts’ all over the globe.
Most of the ‘experts’ agree that it is more akin to … Continue
Before we get to the appointments I’ll explain a little about the protocol involved at these major tournaments. I say “a little” because, believe me, there is loads of it!
When you begin arriving in your refereeing teams into Frankfurt … Continue
The question asked of me was, could I write a short piece on how I prepared for my 2006 World Cup experience?
As with all such requests the obvious starting point is the beginning. So when did I begin preparing? … Continue