10 Minute Block Refereeing

10 Minute Block Refereeing

‘TEN MINUTE BLOCK REFEREEING’ Several years ago, I was sat with the group of Select Group (Premier League) Referees, many of them also FIFA officials. We listened intently to a presentation by two active referees Graham Barber and Graham Poll who were both at the top...
Matchday 24 – Premier League Review

Matchday 24 – Premier League Review

Manchester Utd 0- Burnley 2 Referee Jon Moss The opening goal was scored by Woods from a free kick taken from the incorrect position. The referee awarded free-kick inside the Burnley half. It was taken ten yards forward. The pre-match instructions of referees regard...
UK Referee Promotion System- Is it Flawed?

UK Referee Promotion System- Is it Flawed?

I have the opportunity of watching a large number of grassroots games this year and witnessed some excellent displays of officiating. Not every referee takes up the whistle with the intention of wanting to become a professional or refereeing the FA Challenge Cup...
Official Review – FA Cup

Official Review – FA Cup

The FA Challenge Cup brings back great memories for me having refereed the 100th Final between Manchester City v Liverpool in 1981. I was also senior linesman in the 1979 Cup Final between Arsenal v Manchester United So I have reviewed a number of games providing my...