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Journey to Professionalism

During my period as General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited the organisation responsible for the selection, development of match officials to the Professional game in England. I devised a business plan to deliver a cadre of world-class...

VAR Process Flawed and Embarrassing

As a grassroots referee you look up to the elite officials to pave the way for you, to make the life of a referee easier by top class performances which can be justified when fans, pundits and others disagree. The processes our PGMOL officials have to follow regards...

FA Cup Referee Appointments 4th Round 2020

Fourth round fixtures are scheduled to take place between Friday 24 January and Monday 27 January 2020 and here's who is in charge of them:  1 Watford or Tranmere Rovers v Manchester United Referee: Lee Mason Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett & Daniel Robathan...

Matchday 24 – Premier League Review

Manchester Utd 0- Burnley 2 Referee Jon Moss The opening goal was scored by Woods from a free kick taken from the incorrect position. The referee awarded free-kick inside the Burnley half. It was taken ten yards forward. The pre-match instructions of referees regard...

Developing Referees – Using Premier League Footage

We've broken this weeks show into a few different areas, with Mike Deans fantastic achievement of reaching 500 games, to looking at Darren Englands 1st game. The Video Below, covers two games, Southampton vs Wolves and Liverpool vs Man Utd, with a few educational...

AOS MATCH REPORT – 20.01.20

After complaints from captain Danny Bell and manager Luke Barraclough over the decision to move AOS FC 3 leagues above, with no trophy or recognition, there was no luck and AOS FC on their 6th game played their first in the top division. A steady game to begin,...

UK Referee Promotion System- Is it Flawed?

I have the opportunity of watching a large number of grassroots games this year and witnessed some excellent displays of officiating. Not every referee takes up the whistle with the intention of wanting to become a professional or refereeing the FA Challenge Cup...

AOS FC MATCH REPORT – 13/01/20

After their back to back victories last week, AOS FC played in the storm. However, strong winds and rain in a dark, gloomy night in Sheffield did not stop their momentum from carrying on. There 4th game of the season in League Two was overshadowed by the possibility...

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Journey to Professionalism

During my period as General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited the organisation responsible for the selection, development of match officials to the Professional game in England. I devised a business plan to deliver a cadre of world-class...

VAR Process Flawed and Embarrassing

As a grassroots referee you look up to the elite officials to pave the way for you, to make the life of a referee easier by top class performances which can be justified when fans, pundits and others disagree. The processes our PGMOL officials have to follow regards...

HAPPY RETIREMENT – TOP OFFICIALS

Understand that two Referees have retired from officiating at the top level.Both have been excellent servants to the game.Lee Probert And Eddie Ilderton we at Keys to Football wish you a happy retirement Thankyou for all that you've done and no doubt continue to do

Developing the game- one step further

Keys to Football is a platform for everyone developing in our beautiful game.  The platform allows personalised development for any player, coach or referee What’s on offer: Online exam for the laws of the game, testing referees, players and coaches Education:...

Coach

USA, BELGIUM AND “SOMETHING”

I was talking with a friend of mine, who is very knowledgeable about the history of soccer in this country, about how to make the USMNT one of the best in the World. I told him that “Look at Belgium; they must have done “something” over the years so that they are now...

Coach

USA, BELGIUM AND “SOMETHING”

I was talking with a friend of mine, who is very knowledgeable about the history of soccer in this country, about how to make the USMNT one of the best in the World. I told him that “Look at Belgium; they must have done “something” over the years so that they are now...

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