Referees were central to the results of the past week in UEFA’s play-offs for World Cup qualification, and most of them did a great job. I have to say that the immediate future of Ovidiu Hategan is in doubt, however, … Continue
It’s World Cup play-off time again and the whole of Denmark will have its eyes on the draw to be made on Tuesday in Zurich, Switzerland.
When most people think of the national team, and I mean even non-Danish people, … Continue
Besides two recent high-profile examples of a change in schedules in the world of football, we have just seen the postponement of sporting events in the wake of the tragic loss of life due to the earthquakes in Mexico and … Continue
It was a very interesting Women’s Euro tournament for me, and I was lucky enough to attend four matches in person, including England versus Scotland.
Because Denmark’s squad was based in Rotterdam, it was easy for us to take the … Continue
It may have been over 19 years ago and counting, but I still get reminded regularly of one particular red card. Of all the incidents in France 98, you might be surprised how low a priority it was for the … Continue
The dust may have settled on the disgraceful experiences of Sulley Muntari, whose club has since been relegated, but that does not mean we can justify any lack of vigilance as we all try and keep racism out of our … Continue
Those following MLS will have noted a couple of red cards for dissent last week and the reaction of surprise from those affected which, while it seemed genuine, needed Paul Rejer, Development Manager for the Professional Referees Organisation, to come … Continue
I was interested to read about the problems following the Motherwell game at Aberdeen, when Mark McGhee threatened to consult a lawyer rather than talk to my counterpart in charge of refs in Scotland, John Fleming.
It followed a defeat … Continue
In Denmark the winter break lasts until February 17, when we resume playing until the beginning of June. My time at the national federation is taken up right now with preparation for the resumption and it is in some ways … Continue
There was a very public challenge to the authority of an EPL referee recently which you will probably have noticed, and, unlike Anthony Taylor, I would not have ignored it.
This may come as no surprise to some of you, … Continue