Month: January 2014

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 31.01.2014

Premier League appointments : Saturday 1st February to    February 2014 http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/referees/appointments.html?paramSearchContext=MATCH_WEEK&paramMatchWeek=24 Football League & Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area finals, fist legs, appointments : Monday 27th January to Wednesday 5th February 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3636377,00.html Scottish League : Appointments Saturday 1st and

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 24.01.2014

The FA Cup with Budweiser, Round 4 : Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January 2014 http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/More/match-officials Premier League appointments : Tuesday 28th to Wednesday 29th January 2014 http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/referees/appointments.html?paramSearchContext=MATCH_WEEK&paramMatchWeek=23 Football League appointments : Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 29th January 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3630168,00.html

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Let’s regain Eusebio’s spirit of the game

One of the perks of being a referee years ago was that you had the opportunity of being a steward at Wembley Stadium for the big matches. There was no remuneration apart from a packed lunch. However, when you had

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 17.01.2014

  Premier League appointments : Saturday 18th to Monday 20th January 2014 http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/referees/appointments.html?paramSearchContext=MATCH_WEEK&paramMatchWeek=22 Football League appointments : Tuesday 14th to Tuesday 21st January 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3619341,00.html Scottish League : Appointments Saturday 18th to Tuesday 21st January 2014 http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/27.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Saturday%2018th%20-%20Tuesday%2021st%20January%202014.pdf Panel Contributory appointments

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Diving must be stopped says Sepp Blatter – but is it that easy?

Once again I am prompted to return to what the law book describes as ‘attempting to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled,’ which normally gets referred to as diving. This is not by the

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 10.01.2014

  Premier League appointments : Saturday 11th to Monday 13th January 2014 http://www.premierleague.com/content/premierleague/en-gb/referees/appointments.html?paramSearchContext=MATCH_WEEK&paramMatchWeek=21 Football League appointments : Tuesday 7th to Tuesday 14th January 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3606821,00.html Scottish League appointments : Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January 2014 http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/26.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Friday%2010th%20-%20Sunday%2012th%20January%202014.pdf HOWARD WEBB :

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 03.01.2014

The FA Cup with Budweiser, Round 3 : Saturday 4th to Tuesday 7th January 2014 http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/More/match-officials Scottish League appointments : Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th January 2014 http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/25.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Saturday%204th%20-%20Sunday%205th%20January%202014.pdf SCOTLAND : Paul Robertson joins FIFA Referees’ List http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1986&newsCategoryID=2&newsID=12976 UEFA Referees Categories

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Players’ mistakes can cost games so why always blame the referee?

Brendan Rogers has progressed well since his painfully short term as Reading Manager and is now manager of Liverpool of course. I was disappointed however to hear his comments on the Liverpool game against ManchesterCity. I agree with him that

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