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Top 5 | Football Referees (from recent history)

No matter how dull or lively a football game is, there’s one person who is always under scrutiny, one person who is always criticized without empathy; the referee. 26 more words


PL Download: Behind the Whistle

Year: 2015
Runtime: 42:24
Originally aired on: NBCSN

Within the world of professional soccer, referees are one of the most vilified sub-groups that exist within the game. 103 more words

Barclays Premier League

Thoughts on the Premier League Referees, Matchweek 4: Clattenburg, Pawson and Mason.

Here are some thoughts I had watching a few of today’s Premier League referees in action. These are just my general impressions; they’re not scientific, and I don’t try and nitpick every single decision. 729 more words


MLS All-Star Referee: Jair Marrufo

So, in many ways, MLS has much more in common with American sports like baseball and basketball than they do with European club football.

Witness the All-Star Game. 161 more words


MLS Referees - July 28 through August 3

Well, there’s been all of diddly going on since the World Cup in the referee news world (magical world that it is), and that’s been fine by me. 417 more words


"Squeeze the referee!" - RefRod

Everyone will agree that a match without a referee in any serious football match is a bad idea. Either with a willing dad, a so-called ‘club ref’ or an officially assigned FA/assoc ref, but no team will start without  the ‘man-in-the-middle’ to decide on fouls, balls in/out and off-sides. 328 more words

English Blogs

USA's Mark Geiger Among 5 World Cup Referees Whose Names Fans Should Know

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An American soccer referee is drawing accolades for his performances in the white-hot spotlight glare of the World Cup in Brazil and is inserting himself among the list of better-known referees for casual World Cup fans. 851 more words