Case Study: Dowd Issues 2 Cautions in 10 Seconds
Referee Phil Dowd issues two cautions within the space of a few seconds to a Newcastle forward. Could the situation have been avoided?
Case Study: PK Sees Proper Mechanics from Ref Team
Select Group Referee Mike Dean and his crew demonstrate flawless mechanics during a difficult penalty decision.
Case Study: A Tactical Foul Is Always A Tactical Foul
Howard Webb demonstrates that a tactical foul – even one committed in the third minute – should always be cautioned.
Case Study: Angle Before Distance
Martin Atkinson demonstrates the “angle before distance” principle for ensuring he can see the space between players.
Case Study: Two Reds, Please
Two send off scenarios along with two different approaches to reaching the decision are examined.
Premier League Referee Gear Revealed
We reveal each piece of gear used by England’s top-flight referees, from radio communications to whistles.
Case Study: Phil Dowd and the Final 90
The final 90 seconds of a match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC prove eventful after frustration boils over for some of the United players.
Gear Review: Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Drinking Bottle
At $45, the Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth bottle isn’t cheap, but its’ rugged, leakproof construction and lifetime warranty make it worthy of consideration for busy referees.
Case Study: Offside and Interfering with an Opponent, 2014
A Newcastle goal is ruled out for offside in a controversial decision that could be argued either way. The mechanics employed by the referee team were spot on, reminding us all how to handle similar situations.
Case Study: How To Earn A Caution Without Really Trying
A tongue-in-cheek look at a caution issued by Mark Clattenburg for dissent