FA Cup 5th Round Match Officials

Monday 2 March  Portsmouth v Arsenal – 7.45pm – Live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate Referee: Michael Dean Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett & Edward Smart Fourth Official: David Coote Tuesday 3 March Chelsea v Liverpool – 7.45pm – Live...

Premier League Fitness should Equal FIFA Fitness

Where do you set your bar for achievements, what are your personal standards of acceptance and a minimum requirement for your own satisfaction. I’ve woken up to the fact two of our brightest prospects in refereeing have failed their FIFA fitness tests. Circumstance...

10 Minute Block Refereeing

‘TEN MINUTE BLOCK REFEREEING’ Several years ago, I was sat with the group of Select Group (Premier League) Referees, many of them also FIFA officials. We listened intently to a presentation by two active referees Graham Barber and Graham Poll who were both at the top...