It is easy to criticise referees, I know, because I have been the man in black on the receiving end. Referees have a duty of care towards players and to detect and punish where the laws of the game deem … Continue
The Premier League kicked off with a terrific game served up by Arsenal and Leicester City. A game that demonstrated why Mike Dean is one of our top referees.
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 celebration of 25 years of a league that continues to grow – although I … Continue
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 in World Cup Qualifiers to Championship Play Offs and of course several years at the … Continue
I was delighted to learn that The Football Association have, following further consultation, updated their Guidelines for Temporary Dismissals (sin bins) that will be operating in selected leagues throughout England on an experimental basis. One of my concerns was answered … Continue
Our team at You are the Ref was delighted to receive the letter that I have copied in below outlining the real benefits of becoming a Referee Academy member.
We have a terrific team of referee experts who are on … Continue
The Laws of the Game are currently cast in stone in that the sole timekeeper for the game is the referee.
I can recall in 1960, having just passed my test to become a referee, being advised that I needed … Continue
You Are The Ref sends our condolences to the family of former Football League referee John Key who passed away over the weekend at his home in Cyprus. John was a real character and was certainly straight talking.
After a … Continue
Our three Coaches Mark Halsey, Glenn Turner and Guy Beale arrived back home after delivering a series of workshops on and off the field in Medellin, Columbia.
They received a standing ovation in recognition of the success of the course … Continue
With a minimum 22 cameras at every English Premier League game and every Football League game scrutinized by Television. DIVERS BE AWARE.