Tag: player management

  • Case Study: Investing and Dividends

    At 28 years old, Michael Oliver is the youngest referee in the Barclays Premier League, and likely one of the youngest to hold a FIFA badge. His match management skills belie his young age.

  • Case Study: shhhhh, we're using our inside voices. . .

    Select Group and FIFA Referee Martin Atkinson was in charge of a recent Premier League match between Chelsea FC and West Ham United FC. ┬áDuring 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…

  • Case Study: Atkinson Shows Grace Under Fire

    In a recent Premier League match between Sunderland and Newcastle United, referee Martin Atkinson typified the English style of player management: cool, calm and collected, despite circumstances that tested him. In the 25th minute of the match, Atkinson sent off Newcastle player Cheick Tiote for violent conduct when the player went into a challenge studs…

  • Case Study: Atkinson Shows Cards Aren't Always Necessary

    On 25 August 2012, Martin Atkinson was the referee in a Premier League (ENG) match between West Ham United (blue) and Swansea FC (white). Early in the match, #4 white was attacking down the right side and lost possession of the ball to a blue defender (images 1 to 3). He subsequently fouled the defender,…