The team at You Are The Ref sends our congratulations to the thirty-six selected referees who will officiate at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Bearing in mind that at this World Cup, FIFA will be operating with Video Assistant … 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
One of boxing’s all time great middleweights Sugar Ray Robinson moved up to light heavy in 1952, to challenge Joey Maxim for the title.
It was an outdoor bout, held at New York’s Yankee Stadium, which could not go ahead … Continue
This week on the Ref Show, Alan Biggs is joined by former Football League referee Dean Mohareb as well as the scorer of the first ever Premier League goal, Brian Deane. In a week where there was no Premier League … Continue
Since my last column Mark Clattenburg has resigned from the Premier League’s Select Group, and this very weekend will add another unlikely chapter to a jet-setting plot-twist which surprised many, if not all of us.
It’s a great pity he … Continue
At the annual meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) today, it was agreed by the FIFA delegation to work towards an “approved future IFAB strategy, using the Laws of the Game to develop the game by focusing on … Continue
Where there is a will, it is amazing the progress that can be made.
I was delighted to read that David Elleray, as technical director of the International Football Association Board, has announced that the use of the Video Assistant … Continue
I spent a few weeks of my summer out in France at the Euros, and one thing you had to admit was that the standard of … Continue
Undertones exclusive: why capital punishment is too good for certain refs plus the full story of ‘he flicked to kick and I didn’t know’!
Damian O’Neill was behind numerous Top Ten hits, when there were such things, but has never … Continue
Football’s most dramatic example so far of how video refereeing could impact on the game has become a contentious issue in itself.
A system being trialled saw an overlooked penalty being awarded in a Club World Cup semi-final between Atletico