Mike Dean – Great game

Mike Dean – Great game

Sheffield United v Arsenal After a weekend of refereeing controversy, (VAR) it was great to see Senior PGMOL referee Mike Dean produce an outstanding performance at Bramall Lane. Easily the best refereeing of the season to date. His movement, dynamic sprints and...
VAR – You’re having a Laugh

VAR – You’re having a Laugh

As the best domestic competition in the world, the Premier League deserves world-class officiating but its current group of referees are falling short of that level, and flaws with the Video Assistant Referee system is to blame. The ultimate responsibility lies not...
“Selling YOUR decisions”

“Selling YOUR decisions”

When coaching referees I remind them that they are in the “selling” game when they are officiating matches. Clattenburg, Halsey, Webb were at the top of their game and I had the pleasure of coaching and working with them, they always “sold” their decisions. The...