Month: February 2015

Rooney Innocent of Two Controversies in One Match

Last week the two biggest talking points, certainly as far as refereeing decisions were concerned, took place in the same match. And I missed it. The Preston North End’s FA Cup tie against Manchester United was live on BBC television

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Extra Substitution Proposed – But Don’t Make Them Too Slowly

Minor amendments to the substitution law are about the only Law changes we are likely to see next season, according to the agenda of the International Football Association Board’s Annual General Meeting, which takes place in Belfast at the end

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CRA 2015

A total of 55 delegates representing 31 County RAs attended this year’s CRA Meeting held in the impressive new surroundings of the De Vere Village Urban Resort on the outskirts of Solihull. As well as many old friends, we were

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES – Friday 13th February 2015

  YATR.COM discusses last weekend’s games   YATR.COM hosts an evening with Big Sam, Thursday 26th February, at Rileys Sports Bar, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TE   KEITH HACKETT : Body Language – a way to improve your performance

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Jim de Rennes: Goalkeepers and Referees

An old friend of Reading RA, Jim de Rennes was in fact an associate member of our society for many years as well as being a full and active member of his ‘home’ society, Kingston-upon-Thames. Jim has been refereeing for

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For Women Referees – It’s a Wide if Troubled World Out There

Do you ever get the feeling that whatever catastrophes take place in the world, football and particularly the more recent phenomenon, women’s football, carries on growing regardless? This struck me last August when looking at a report from the Women’s

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES – Friday 6th February 2015

  129th IFAB AGM : The agenda has been confirmed for the annual discussion/changes/amendments to the Laws of the Game.  The AGM is set to take place at the Culloden Hotel in Craigavad, near Belfast, on Saturday 28th February 2015

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Is the Spectacle of the Game a Referee’s Consideration?

For supporters of Bournemouth Football Club at the start of the season, the chance of heading the Championship and heading towards the Premier League was probably a remote dream. Their chances of living that dream were enhanced last Friday evening,

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