Month: February 2013

Guest speaker Feb 2013: Jeff Pettitt – “Achieving greatness with simple steps”

We were pleased to welcome back Jeff Pettitt who has always provided us with and entertaining but fruitful evening on our quest to be better referees. Jeff was a Premier League assistant referee for many years before quitting to concentrate

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Is the FA’s influence on laws coming to an end?

This year, as many readers may be aware, marks a significant anniversary in the world of football and in particular the Laws of the Game. It was 150 years ago that the Football Association was formed at a meeting in

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Proposed law changes for next season

Some good many years ago, in an article in the Football Referee magazine, I outlined how I judged whether a tackle was fair or a foul. To my surprise and may I say to my great delight, that law was

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Open meeting – February 2013

It’s our monthly meeting this Thursday 21 February, 7.45pm as usual at the Earley Home Guard Social Club, Pitts Lane, Earley, Reading RG6 1B After January’s lively and entertaining meeting with Ray Olivier, we have another “full-blooded session” to look forward to this

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Questions over two yellow cards and no red

Last week I mentioned that I am often approached with questions on the Laws of the Game. Fortunately, I usually have an answer but a phone call a few weeks ago from David Downs, the Reading FC historian, who Reading Post readers will know

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RRA magazine for January 2013

The January edition of the RRA magazine is now available for download: RRA magazine Jan 2013 (vol 55 no. 3)  (198 views)

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What are the benefits of offside in football?

One of the consequences of having my photograph included with this column for the last twelve years, is that people keep coming up to me to talk about football, particularly the Laws of the Game. ‘Do you mind,’ they usually

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