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...
AOS FC MATCH REPORT – 13/01/20

AOS FC MATCH REPORT – 13/01/20

After their back to back victories last week, AOS FC played in the storm. However, strong winds and rain in a dark, gloomy night in Sheffield did not stop their momentum from carrying on. There 4th game of the season in League Two was overshadowed by the possibility...
AOS FC MATCH REPORT – 06/12/19

AOS FC MATCH REPORT – 06/12/19

AOS FC played two games, back to back, on a wet and cold Monday night in Sheffield. The first game saw a solid performance from all involved, after a slow start, AOS started to dominate, causing gaps to appear through slick passing and quick movement. 0-0 in the first...
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...
AOS FC Match Report – 30.12.19

AOS FC Match Report – 30.12.19

After a week off within the festive period, AOS FC returned to play their second league game of the season. Again, striker Archie Dickens sunning it up in the Dominican, senior figure Graham Bell stepped in to provide depth to the squad. The game was one which saw AOS...