Referee Mike Jones is left in a tight spot when his Assistant Referee calls for a penalty in front of goal during a corner kick.… Read More Case Study: AR2 Calls For A Penalty. From A Corner.
In this space, I strive to comment on referees doing the right things: good fundamentals, creative game management and the like. There are times, however, when we can learn from mistakes by referees at the highest level. … Read More Case Study: Match Management and Broken Noses
FIFA Referee Andre Marriner provides a textbook example of playing advantage and coming back after the play to deal with misconduct.… Read More Case Study: Advantage and Coming Back For Misconduct
Referee Phil Dowd took up a position on the goal line for a crucial last-second corner kick in an FA Cup tie betwteen Oldham and Everton. His choice of positions paid off handsomely.… Read More Case Study: Goal Line Position on Corner Pays Off Again
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