Case Study: Composed Player Management
Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg artfully demonstrates the use of verbal and non-verbal communication in effective player management.
Case Study: Form and Fitness
In a FIFA Women’s World Cup Round of 16 match, referee Stephanie Frappart (FRA) demonstrates why fitness and athletic form are of vital importance to referees
Case Study: Locked and Loaded
A tackle involving Ashley Barnes of Burnely and Namanja Matic of Chelsea is reviewed and analyzed in the context of Law 12.
Case Study: Raise Your Hand
A clear case of violent conduct by Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke is analyzed for possibilities to avoid similar situations at lower levels of the game.
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.
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.
Case Study: Protecting the Guilty
Martin Atkinson defuses a mass confrontation by inserting himself near the player whose actions ingited the situation
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: The Advantage of Advantage
There might be no better feeling for a soccer referee than to recognize an advantage, signal it, and have the team in possession exploit it by scoring a goal. It isn’t from wanting one team or another to score that this pleasure derives, but rather from a sense that justice has been served.
Case Study: Dean Does It Again
FIFA Referee Mike Dean and crew put on (another) refereeing masterclass.