Month: April 2013

Guest speaker Apr 2013: Alf Field – “Crossing the Line”

One of Corin Readett’s ideas when he was the RDO for Berks & Bucks FA, was the introduction of a County Roadshow. Something similar happened a few years ago, when a team of referee instructors in the Allied Counties visited

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Must yellow cards be shown for cautions to stick?

Royals fans who watched Reading’s hard earned draw against Liverpool at the Madejeski Stadium and those who watched it later on Match of the Day, will no doubt remember an unusual incident with referee Mark Clattenburg. In the second half,

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Open meeting – April 2013

It’s our monthly meeting this Thursday 18 April, 7.45pm as usual at the Earley Home Guard Social Club, Pitts Lane, Earley, Reading RG6 1BS It’s a bumper month! We are very pleased to host the Berks & Bucks FA’s Rolling Roadshow with Alf Field from

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Goal line help for referees – at last

Just over a fortnight ago, I was asked what had happened to goal line technology. After the fuss made about it when the International FA Board agreed that it could be used after FIFA withdrew its previous opposition, everything my

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RRA magazine for Feb/March 2013

The Feb/March edition of the RRA magazine is now available for download: RRA magazine Feb/Mar 2013 (vol 55 no. 4)  (178 views)

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Are FA reprieve panels good for the game?

A few weeks ago I wrote about the dismay some referees felt at some of the decisions being made by the FA Review Panels. I mentioned in particular the reprieve of Carlton Cole when his high lunge only just missed

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