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Tag Archives: referees

Step in Right Direction: Champions League to Add 2 Assistant Referees

Posted on by Patrick Dresslar

While I do not always agree with UEFA President Michel Platini, like his proposals for wage caps and vendetta against the big-spending Premier League, the Frenchman has been spot on in implementing more referee assistants on the pitch. Platini was … Continue reading

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It's Time for FIFA to Put an End to Cheating and Diving In Soccer

Posted on by Christopher Harris

I appeared on a CBC TV news program in Canada Monday night and was asked to defend the theatrics of soccer. The diving and the cheating that are so woven into the fabric of soccer and are most evident to … Continue reading

Leave Chelsea Alone! The British Media's Crusade Against The Blues

Posted on by John Boschini

I hate to be “that guy.” I really do but the British media’s constant efforts to chalk Chelsea’s EPL campaign as the result of favor from match officials is bordering on insulting. Chelsea’s last three victories came against Manchester United, … Continue reading

UEFA, You’ve Lost Your Touch

Posted on by Adam Mikhail

“Giggs looking to pick out Rooney… who’s got there, is that a penalty kick?! What does Mike Dean say?! He says penalty!” This whole routine is getting a little old, isn’t it? Screw diamonds, refereeing mistakes are forever. It’s like … Continue reading

Five Referees at Every Europa League Game

Posted on by Phil McThomas

Without a lot of herald or press coverage, UEFA announced at the start of the week that there will be five referees on the pitch for all Europa League matches next season.  An additional pair of eyes will be stationed … Continue reading

Is It Time Refereeing Became A Full-Time Job For Every Official?

Posted on by Christopher Walker

   The criticism directed at referees and their assistants these days is becoming more of  a talking point than many games themselves. Howard Webb made an incorrect judgement and awarded Manchester United a penalty against Tottenham last week, a decision that Spurs … Continue reading

How Should Cardiff Be Punished For Coin-Throwing Incident?

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

There were some tremendous games at all levels of British football on Sunday. Cardiff and Swansea battled out a thrilling 2-2 draw. Luton gave the Football League a poke in the eye by winning a wonderful Johnstone Paint Trophy Final … Continue reading

Clattenburg Gets Red Card Ahead of Community Shield Final

Posted on by Christopher Harris

This Sunday marks the traditional beginning of the top flight of English football when Portsmouth battles Manchester United in the Community Shield Final at Wembley Stadium in London. If you’re like me, you’re excited about seeing the return of English … Continue reading

Guide To 2008/2009 Premier League Referees

Posted on by Christopher Harris

They’re the men in black that you love to hate, but someone has to do the job. Here’s EPL Talk’s guide to the Premier League referees for the 2008/2009 season (click on the referee’s name to view his photograph): Martin … Continue reading