Month: March 2014

VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 28.03.2014

  Premier League appointments : Saturday 29th to Monday 31st March 2014 After clicking on the link, go to the numbered bar above Matchweek 31, and either move the pointer to 32 or click in the rectangle at the end of the

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Parents asked to keep quiet at football matches

A couple of weeks ago I got a call from BBC Radio Berkshire asking if I could appear to talk about the Lancashire FA’s ‘Silent Weekend’ initiative at youth matches. The session was planned for Saturday morning at 10.30 but

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Football managers should set a good example

David Bernstein, the former Chairman of the Football Association has always been a good friend of referees, addressing the annual Referees Conference with kind words. At the beginning of this season he berated Premier League managers for setting what he

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How few players can constitute a team?

The first question I was asked after Reading’s inglorious failing to score the winning goal against a much depleted Yeovil side, and one that I have been asked many times since, is how many players does a team have to

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 21.03.2014

Premier League appointments : Saturday 22nd March 2014 http://football-talk.co.uk/89874/referees-announced-for-weekend-fixtures-see-whos-in-charge-of-your-teams-game-3/? Football League appointments : Monday 17th to Wednesday 26th March 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3718312,00.html Scottish League : Appointments Friday 21st to Wednesday 26th March 2104 http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/37.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Friday%2021st%20-%20Wednesday%2026th%20March%202014.pdf MORAG PIRIE receives WCL quarter-final appointment http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_fa_news.cfm?page=1986&newsCategoryID=2&newsID=13177

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What makes a goal-scoring opportunity obvious?

When he returned to manage Chelsea, it seemed that Jose Mourinho had decided to play the game of a controlled manager and not to repeat the extravagant behaviour that he often exhibited in his first spell at the club. I

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The Reading Referee Magazine for Feb/Mar 2014

The latest edition of the RRA magazine, “The Reading Referee”, is now available on the web site: http://www.readingrefs.org.uk/?page_id=679    (349 views)

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 14.03.2014

Football League appointments : Tuesday 11th to Wednesday 19th March 2014 http://www.football-league.co.uk/page/Appointments/0,,10794~3706888,00.html Scottish League : Appointments for Friday 14th to Wednesday 19th March 2014 http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/resources/documents/RefereeAppointments/SPFL/36.%20SPFL%20Appointments%20Friday%2014th%20-%20Wednesday%2019th%20March%202014.pdf GRAHAM POLL : Review of weekend games http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2576941/GRAHAM-POLL-Manchester-United-pair-Marouanne-Fellaini-Robin-van-Persie-sent-off.html Is it time the refereeing system in

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Feigning injury is harming the game

When it comes to football, I hesitate to suggest that the Scottish FA can teach the rest of the world anything but they have one little strategy that might be worth consideration. The thought came to me when watching Tottenham’s

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VIDEOS & ARTICLES — Friday 07.03.2014

The FA Cup with Budweiser, Round 6 : Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March 2014 http://www.thefa.com/thefacup/more/match-officials Premier League appointments : Saturday 8th March 2014 The previous Premier League appointments took you straight to the appointments.  With this link, after clicking,

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