Last weekend highlighted the view of many people that the standard of officiating at Premier League level is in decline. Examples are almost too numerous to mention. I’ll have a go.
On Monday night, Lee Mason, when faced with a … Continue
I have raised on several occasions my concern about a lack of churn and succession planning with regard to our current group of PGMOL Premier League referees.
With … Continue
It’s an old refrain from this website but that doesn’t make it any less relevant or valid. The fact is England has an ageing set of senior referees.
Now another respected site has picked up on the theme raised repeatedly … Continue
I got a phone call the other day and as soon as I realised it was a genuine offer to join the new FA panel adjudicating on simulation I was overjoyed at the idea, happy to respond and honoured to … Continue
I’ve just got back from Hong Kong, and it might seem strange to be relating to you that my trip left me encouraged when it comes to the future of elite refereeing in this country!
The chief reason for my … 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
You Are The Ref’s concerns about succession planning are highlighted by a study of Select Group 1 for next season.
More than 60% of Premier League referees will be over the age of 45, based on statistics produced by YATR’s … Continue
I think it is obvious to anyone that Professional Game Match Official Limited, the organisation responsible for refereeing at the professional level, is struggling to deliver a cadre of world-class officials. Frankly, there is an insufficient number of quality officials … Continue
Keith Hacket, in his his latest Daily Telegraph column, has been discussing the lack of quality Premier League referees which has been exposed by an analysis of this season’s official appointments. The team of You Are The Ref officials have … Continue
I was interested to read recently that the Premier League and PGMOL are not on the same page with regard to the potential use of the Video Assistant Referee. This is most unusual given the forward thinking of Premier League … Continue