Month: November 2011

Guest speaker Nov 2011: Graham Scott – “The first five minutes”

Our guest speaker in November was Graham Scott, a National List referee from Abingdon so a Berks & Bucks referee. Graham admitted to being top of the league for the number of yellow cards issued in this season. He had

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Are we too sensitive to racial comments and spitting?

If we believe what been going on in the last couple of weeks, we could come to the conclusion that we in England are too sensitive for the rough and ready world of football. The most noise has been about

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Injuries mean more decisions for referees to make

When people take up refereeing they quickly find out that it’s all about making decisions and sometimes they have to make decisions on things they know nothing about. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago after the injury

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Because you didn’t see it, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen

After Reading’s match at Crystal Palace, the only topic of conversation amongst Royals’ players, management and fans was of course the disallowed goal in the dying minutes of the game. According to manager Brian McDermott, the referee told him it

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Wrong colour underpants go down badly

It’s not often that youth football matches get in the news, but a recent FA Youth Cup game played at Newport County ground, made not only the national and local newspapers and Welsh and Bristol BBC television but spread around

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