Month: May 2014

Experiments that could change the shape of the game

Very often, when a problem presents itself or suggestions to change aspects of the Laws of the Game are put forward, the action of the International Football Association Board is to ask for pilots or trials to be carried out

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Review of Mini-RA-FA evening – Teamwork and Communication

April – Mini-RA-FA evening – Teamwork and Communication This was one of a number of mini-RA-FA training evenings that have been held a various RA branches throughout Berks and Bucks. All have been different and all referees in the allied

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Guest speaker March 2013: Roger Vaughan – Recognising Fouls

March – Roger Vaughan – Recognising Fouls Roger has worked for the Football Association for over twelve years, firstly seven years as Regional Referees Manager for the South West and is now the National Referees Manager for Referee Development. He

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What to expect at the World Cup and beyond

As this is my last column for the season, I would like to look forward to the World Cup in Brazil and at changes to Law made at the International FA Board’s annual meeting. But I must first mention one

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Videos & Articles — Fri 16th May 2014

The FA Cup Final with Budweiser at Wembley Stadium, Saturday 17th May 2014, Arsenal v Hull City R : Lee Probert;  ARs : Jake Collin & Mick McDonough;  4th official : Kevin Friend;  Reserve AR : Simon Bennett.   William Hill

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Videos & Articles — Fri 9th May 2014

  Football League PLAY-OFF semi-finals, appointments : Thursday 8th to Saturday 17th May2014,,10794~3809063,00.html   Scottish League : Appointments Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th May 2014   Scottish FA : Other final appointments   UEFA : Officials for Champions League

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Videos & Articles — Fri 2nd May 2014

  Football League appointments : Tuesday 29th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014,,10794~3792779,00.html Scottish League : Appointments Saturday 3rd to Wednesday 7th May 2014 William Hill Scottish FA Cup Final appointments : Dundee Utd v St.Johnstone, Saturday 17th May, 2014, at Celtic Park

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Jose Mourinho – the special one or enemy of football?

Some years ago when playing golf in Wales, I got a piece of unusual advise from the course golf professional. If you have a bad round or play bad shots, he said, don’t take responsibility for it, always find something

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