FA Cup 5th Round Match Officials

FA Cup 5th Round Match Officials

Monday 2 March  Portsmouth v Arsenal – 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate Referee: Michael Dean Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett & Edward Smart Fourth Official: David Coote Tuesday 3 March Chelsea v Liverpool – 7.45pm – Live...
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...
Pre-season Friendly Review

Pre-season Friendly Review

Great game over the weekend and enjoyed getting back in the middle. I’d taken a year out on refereeing such a high level but felt good to be back in the middle. The game was played in the heat and was going to be testing. We had the new laws to apply so I taught...