Keeping your cool while others lose theirs is one of the keys that separates merely good officials from those at the top of the game.… Read More Grace Under Pressure
A tongue-in-cheek look at a caution issued by Mark Clattenburg for dissent… Read More Case Study: How To Earn A Caution Without Really Trying
Football League Referee David Elleray wore a microphone during a 1989 match between Millwall and Arsenal. See the video here.… Read More Case Study: Referee David Elleray Wears A Microphone During a Match
We often hear that referees must “protect” their assistant referees. Howard Webb provides a textbook example.… Read More Case Study: Dealing Firmly With Dissent Directed at an AR
WARNING: This post contains language that could be considered offensive. In the recent Manchester derby match, Select Group and FIFA Referee Martin Atkinson was in charge. Early in the second half, Manchester City (blue) was flagged for offside. Man City midfielder Samir Nasri took exception with the decision and complained about it to Referee Atkinson.… Read More Case Study: Managing Dissent
Select Group and FIFA Referee Martin Atkinson was in charge of a recent Premier League match between Chelsea FC and West Ham United FC. During the match, the referee dealt with a lot of dissent, particularly from Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel (#12). Atkinson takes his usual calm and cool approach to dealing with Mikel… Read More Case Study: shhhhh, we're using our inside voices. . .
Daniel Agger directs the f-bomb at an Assistant Referee and the Referee does nothing about it. Disappointing.… Read More Case Study: Dealing With Dissent. Or Not, In This Case