This blog is proudly created By Keith Hackett for Keys to Referee.
When you are officiating at the highest level of football the games you are in control of are invariably watched by millions of spectators around the world.
You are also controlling world-class players who have terrific playing skills and who earn a great amount of money to entertain us.
Top Referees have great empathy with the game and earn respect, controlling games by producing high levels of consistent accuracy in law application.
They also have tactical awareness and one of the skill sets that they must develop is to know when to apply ADVANTAGE without it impacting in a negative way to their control and authority.
Keith Hackett is a proud Sheffield Man, Ex FIFA Referee, Former Head of the PGMOL, Author, FA Cup Referee and a Gentleman who knows the laws of the beautiful game in side and out. He is counted amongst the top 100 referees of all time.