Gear Review: Casio RFT100 Referee Watch
With its’ large face, easy to use buttons and vibrating alarm, the RFT100 is a good choice for referees ready to invest in a premium timing device.
Case Study: Illegal GK Touch Infraction Leads to Goal
A decision to penalize a goalkeeper for an illegal touch in an MLS match is reviewed.
Gear Review: Fox 40 Classic Eclipse whistle
Late in 2011, the Fox 40 company announced the first major revision to its’ flagship Fox 40 Classic pealess whistle since it was introduced over 25 years ago. The new Fox 40 Classic Eclipse ($8.50, plus shipping) retains the sound of the original Classic, but adds several new features, some more useful than others. The…
Case Study Remastered: Referee Pedersen and the Six Second Rule
We take a fresh look at the controversial six-second decision from the 2012 Olympic Women’s semi-final match between CAN-USA.
Case Study: Referee David Elleray Wears A Microphone During a Match
Football League Referee David Elleray wore a microphone during a 1989 match between Millwall and Arsenal. See the video here.
Case Study: Dealing Firmly With Dissent Directed at an AR
We often hear that referees must “protect” their assistant referees. Howard Webb provides a textbook example.
Case Study: What's Wrong With This Picture?, Vol. 5
After a long absence, What’s Wrong With This Picture returns, and features video from a girls high school varsity match.
Case Study: Dean Does It Again
FIFA Referee Mike Dean and crew put on (another) refereeing masterclass.
Case Study: AR2 Sends Off Rafael
For the second time in recent weeks, AR2 is heavily involved in sending off a player.
Case Study: A Send-Off Early In The First Half
Referee Andre Marriner demonstrates his mental preparedness by sending off Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell after only 11 minutes.