Referee Lounge

Referee Lounge

Welcome to Referee Lounge, our first episode is now live, and where best to start is our discussions regards VAR, including its counter-arguments of “THOSE” decisions. If you have a different point of view, agree, please tweet us @keystoreferee
VAR Badly “Managed”

VAR Badly “Managed”

VAR is clearly not working in this country and we are a laughing stock in the eyes of the footballing world. This is my four-point plan to fix a situation that has become untenable. One – Instruct referees to use pitchside monitors It’s madness that we are...
Son Red Card

Son Red Card

The action by Son in the Everton v Spurs game yesterday was that he deliberately tripped his opponent and that warranted at most a yellow card. An unforeseen circumstance of the trip was a second event that could not have been foreseen by the player. To suggest that...
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...