Tag: Referee

Refereeing in The Modern Game

Over the years I have seen many top referees perform at the top level in various leagues. The likes of Philip Don, Keith Hackett, Pier Luigi Collina, Dermott Gallagher, Sandor Puhl, John Carpenter, Mario Van Der Ende and Jan Keizer have long since retired from the game but have left everlasting memories for all of […]

Who was your favourite referee of last season?

Thats a difficult one as we all have our memories of the referee’s from last season and most of them I can guarantee weren’t good memories! A lot of people, including myself rated Referee Michael Oliver for his professionalism and steadfastness at Old Trafford, or did you get swayed by the lack of a card […]

Michael Oliver – the best refereeing display of the season

Last night during one of the biggest rivalries in the Premier League, referee Michael Oliver stole the spotlight as he produced possibly the best refereeing performance this season. It is no secret that referees have come under a lot of scrutiny this season for some disgracefully poor displays, but last might proved that some can […]

The Case for Video Replays

This past weekend once again raised the debate of whether or not the referees in the Premier League are good enough. Multiple decisions that were made were argued and disputed and heightened the possible need for video replays. One incident that has been particularly noticeable was the confrontation between Burnley’s Ashley Barnes and Chelsea’s Nemanja […]