The Battle of Old Trafford

The Battle of Old Trafford

THE BATTLE OF OLD TRAFFORD THE HOME OF MANCHESTER UNITED Over the years in many interviews, I have had to discuss a game that I officiated between Manchester United and Arsenal. On 20 October 1990, in front of 47,000 spectators in a Football League Division, One game...
Who is responsible for the Laws of the Game?

Who is responsible for the Laws of the Game?

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAWS OF FOOTBALL? We all know that it is the responsibility of the Referee to control a soccer match by applying the Laws of the Game. I am sure that many stakeholders in the game believe the responsibility is with the Football Association....
Referees at the top level are event managers

Referees at the top level are event managers

When referees are operating at the upper echelons of the game their involvement is much greater that managing again between two teams. They in effect become event managers ensuring that the kick off time is adhered to, particularly games in the Premier League where...