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… Read More Case Study: Atkinson Shows Grace Under Fire

Case Study: A Deserved Send Off That Shouldn't Have Been

In a recent Premier League match between Swansea City FC and Sunderland AFC, new Premier League Referee Roger East sent off Swansea defender Chico Flores in the 71st minute for serious foul play. Flores was pursuing an attacking Sunderland player down the left touchline when the ball bounced high. Flores foolishly tried to play the… Read More Case Study: A Deserved Send Off That Shouldn't Have Been