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Week 44



My breathing space was limited with the back of my palm on my forehead. I let out an audible groan as I was facing down towards the floor but just a few inches off.

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My Career

Early bath…Why I called full time on refereeing football

I became a Rugby Union referee in 2016 after being a “man in black” for 3 years in England. Whilst I enjoyed refereeing football, I found the behaviour of players and more worryingly spectators, totally appalling. 1,674 more words


Kick off...

Greetings from England, the birthplace of odd shaped balls. I’m a Rugby Union referee in my third season of officiating. I’ve decided to start writing as a means to reflect on my games and hopefully provide some insight into the refereeing of what is one of the most technical and physical but also most inclusive and welcoming sports I’ve been involved in. 91 more words


An Amigo View – Wigan Athletic 0 Blackburn Rovers 0 – five talking points

Games against Blackburn Rovers have never been easy. Neither was this one. This Rovers team was well organised and strong physically, but they also possessed enough flair to cause some worries for the Wigan defence. 756 more words

Match Reactions

Liga MX Referee Assignments: Apertura 2017 Week 11

The referees, assistant referees, and fourth officials for the 11th week of the Apertura 2017 Liga MX season.

Chivas de Guadalajara vs Lobos BUAP
Referee: Eduardo Galvan Basulto… 229 more words


running ABC when the likelihood is available

Today I refereed a paper where the authors used ABC to bypass convergence (and implementation) difficulties with their MCMC algorithm. And I am still pondering whether or not this strategy makes sense. 71 more words


Peer Review Week 2017: what do our referees think?

Peer Review Week 2017 is all about transparency. Here at IOP, we recognize the invaluable service provided by our referees. We want your feedback, and as such, we’ve been asking our referees about the peer review process, and how we can provide the best possible service for our community. 578 more words