Case Study: The Coach’s Bill of Rights
A recent on field bust-up between Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho reminds us of the very limited role of team officials within the Laws of the Game.
Ref Focus: Mike Dean, Man City v Chelsea
All of Mike Dean’s decisions are included in this condensed format video from the 21 Sep 2014 match between Manchester City and Chelsea.
Ref Focus: Cüneyt Çakır, Brazil v Mexico
Referee Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) is the picture of calm and cool during a fiery encounter between Brazil and Mexico in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup.
Respect for John Bieniewicz
Memorial tribute to referee John Bieniewicz of Detroit, Michigan, who was killed while refereeing a soccer match
Case Study: Reckless or Excessive Force?
A late challenge from the France v Nigeria Round of 16 match is analyzed.
Case Study: Standing Over An Opponent
Howard Webb recognizes the danger of a player standing over an opponent on the ground and deals with it effectively.
Ref Focus: Mark Geiger, ESP v CHL
USA Referee Mark Geiger’s decisions in the Spain vs Chile match are condensed for easier analysis.
Case Study: Advantage Leads to World Cup Match Win
Referee Ravshan Irmatov of Uzbekistan relies on his fitness and mental sharpness to allow play to continue, leading to the game’s winning goal.
Gear Review: Electronic Flags Roundup
We review and compare all three brands of electronic flags from RefsCall, Ervocom, and Touchline
Case Study: Protecting the Guilty
Martin Atkinson defuses a mass confrontation by inserting himself near the player whose actions ingited the situation