It was refreshing to see one of our top referees saying sorry in the past week. While it’s caused quite a lot of fuss, I honestly feel the public out there should take more time to understand the complexity of … Continue
NB. This article was written before Watford captain Troy Deeney accepted his violent conduct charge and will now serve a three-match ban with immediate effect.
I honestly hope that Troy Deeney does not get more than a one-game ban, having … Continue
Of the numerous talking points thrown up by the weekend’s Premier League games, my verdict is firmly on the side of the officials and the decisions they came up with, especially the call by Craig Pawson that kept the sides … Continue
Terry Butcher made a couple of back pages in the week, when the anniversary of some 0-0 draw England once got away with in Sweden provided an excuse to reproduce pictures of his bloodstained shirt and bandaged head.
If you … Continue
Two of our top teams took to the lush, summer turf of Wembley at the weekend and despite it being an entertaining enough start, a couple of issues that arose from this niggly encounter left me fuming.
I know that … Continue
The subject of what lessons football can take on board from other sports has become a recurring theme and you could not ask for any better an example than the thrilling end to the Lions tour of New Zealand.
Don’t … Continue
Thrown in at the deep end is one way of describing the experience of Paolo Tagliavento and his colleagues at the weekend in officiating the World Cup qualification Group F fixture between Scotland and England.
It’s unlike any other fixture, … Continue
I thought this time around it was well worth addressing the subject of unsporting behaviour and the unacceptable inconsistency we see in applying it.
Of course, there are the ones you very rarely get these days, such as for a … Continue
What a shocker that penalty débâcle featuring Newcastle and Burton Albion was. I honestly just do not get it… how you can get four guys getting it so very, very wrong, and not one assistant has found it in himself … Continue
Don’t waste your time calling me biased, because, as anyone who has ever heard me get started will tell you, I make no attempt to hide my allegiance when it comes to Glasgow’s famous footballing rivalry.
Celtic were more than … Continue