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...
VAR IS HERE TO STAY

VAR IS HERE TO STAY

VAR IS HERE TO STAY There is no doubt that the major talking point at the elite end of our great game is the way in which VAR (Video Assistant Referee) is been applied in the Premier League. I need to say from the onset that I am a great believer in the use of...
It’s all about the VAR

It’s all about the VAR

Keith Hackett latest Daily Telegraph article published 28.10.19 I have been officiating for more than 50 years and I have no hesitation in saying that the introduction of the VAR system into the Premier League at the moment is close to a disaster. We have just had...
Racism – Referee Protocol

Racism – Referee Protocol

If a player, or players, approaches Ivan Bebek, the referee at tonight’s match,  and says there is a problem with racist abuse from the crowd, the match official will immediately adopt Uefa’s three-step protocol for dealing with such incidents. Although he...