​Congratulations to Lorraine Watson

After fifteen years of officiating Scottish referee Lorraine Watson became the first female to officiate a senior men's game. Edinburgh City v Berwick Rangers was...

Well done Jon Moss | Keith Hackett

Many of you will have tuned into the excellent Ref Cam report on the Manchester City v Liverpool game produced by Guy Beale. If...

Happy retirement, John Motson | Keith Hackett

I was saddened by the news that one of our best football commentators, John Motson, is hanging up his microphone at the BBC. There is...

Ever strengthening case for VAR in Premier League | Keith Hackett

The opening games of the season have seen some instances of poor decision making by top referees. To balance this let me state that we...

Players, show respect to your opponents | Keith Hackett

Graham Scott, still in that rookie class in the eyes of the PGMOL, receives my praise today for dealing in the correct manner with...

Please don’t guess | Keith Hackett

If referees are going to dismiss players then they can't afford to guess. It seemed to me that this is what happened on Monday...

Stop the Brutality | Keith Hackett

It is easy to criticise referees, I know, because I have been the man in black on the receiving end. Referees have a duty...

The Premier League’s decision NOT to introduce the Video Assistant Referee is exposed in...

The Premier League kicked off with a terrific game served up by Arsenal and Leicester City. A game that demonstrated why Mike Dean is...

Happy New Premier League Season | Keith Hackett

The start of a new season sees many people making their predictions on who will win the Premier League and who will be relegated. It's...

A Great Assistant Referee | Hackett's Verdict

One of the most likeable guys in officiating has decided to call it a day. Dave Bryan has had a terrific career, carrying the flag...
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