After so many years watching so many games, it is genuinely stimulating to see something for the first time – and that is the experience I was recently fortunate enough to have in Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana stadium.
The … Continue
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 English referee who later traded his whistle for a dipstick, the measuring rod … Continue
It can be a lonely task to be the man out in the middle – so how much support should referees receive from the football authorities?
Brazil’s new refereeing supremo seems content to hang them out to dry. “After every … Continue
There was a recent suggestion delivered via Twitter to the staff at You Are The Ref which, although it might sound like an attractive proposition, does not represent the progress some people might suppose it does.
Of course it is … Continue
He may look like an eternally youthful tennis coach, but here is a man … Continue
There’s an old saying which points out that ‘the European player takes the field disposed to win or lose. The South American player takes the field disposed to win or to blame … Continue