Case Study: Ref Focus #2, Michael Oliver
Full match video including every decision, player management incident and goal. This edition features Michael Oliver refereeing Chelsea v Southampton on 1 Dec 2013.
Case Study: Mike Jones and The Goal That Wasn’t
Mike Jones’ decision to disallow a controversial goal was brave. And can be defended based on previous guidance from the IFAB.
Case Study: Card Mechanics and an Injured Player
Michael Oliver demonstrates how to deal with misconduct and an injury suffered as a result of the misconduct.
Gear Review: ComStar Communication System
A full duplex, hand-free communications system, the ComStar has real promise for refereeing, but needs a new headset, and some weather protection feature before being ready to compete with the Vokkero system.
Case Study: Ref Focus #1, Andre Marriner
All of the referee’s decisions and player management highlights from Liverpool v Man Utd, 1 Sep 2013.
Case Study: What’s Wrong With This Picture?, Vol 6
A video clip from a recent match between Sunderland and Manchester United reveals a problem. Can you spot it?
Gear Review: SPINTSO Ref Watch Pro
At an average price of $157 shipped, the SPINTSO Referee Watch sets the expectations bar high. And it delivers, with a plethora of features that make managing match time easy, allowing referees to focus on what’s happening on the field.
Case Study: Referee Takes Position in Goal Area for a Corner Kick
Referee Courtney Campbell positions himself in the goal area for a corner kick, allowing himself to see a potential foul by the defending team
Gear Review: Molten Valkeen Whistle
The combination of outstanding tone, ease of use, and a unique carrying mechanism make the Valkeen the most desirable whistle on the market today. But these features come at a steep price.
Case Study: A Good Old-Fashioned Clear Out
The Barclays Premier League 2013/14 season got underway over the weekend and, not surprisingly, players are up to their usual tricks and cheats as they attempt to circumvent the Laws of the Game.