I was saddened by the recent news of a referee, who also acts has an administrator in a Beverley Hills Soccer League, hanging up his boots and stopping his involvement in our great game after giving several years of loyal … Continue
If I have an issue with my experience transitioning from refereeing at amateur level to the professional ranks that issue would be how the system lacks a personal touch and we fail to offer a holistic package when it comes … Continue
Something ruined the Champions League Final for me and I’m pretty sure you can guess what I am talking about. The behaviour of Sergio Ramos in getting Juan Cuadrado of Juventus sent off was an embarrassment to himself, his kids … Continue
There are so many things about Jawahir Jewels which set her apart from her contemporaries.
Indeed, being a young, modern woman with an overriding love of the Beautiful Game and a keen and enduring affection … 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
Recently I highlighted weaknesses in the PGMOL match appointing system with Michael Oliver delegated to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur seven times in the past season.
I did not question this referee’s integrity but was clear that it was not good … Continue
I am honoured to join the YATR team at the same time as the world’s best, Mark Clattenburg, and I want to explain how his story shows how much being determined to learn can pay off!
I distinctly remember when … Continue
The World’s top referee Mark Clattenburg is joining You-Are-The-Ref in what is a major coup for the internationally-acclaimed website.
Clattenburg, who was named as football’s top official earlier this year, has been appointed as the International Director for You-Are-The-Ref’s recently-launched … Continue
Joining Alan Biggs on The Ref Show this week were ex Football League referee Dean Mohareb and former Sheffield United and recent Star Football Hall of Fame inductee Brian Deane. High on the agenda were the Premier League and EFL … 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