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/ 6 days ago

PGMOL introduces plan for more ex-players to become referees

Former soccer players are receiving a unique chance to get into refereeing. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) and the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) have announced a new program that would fast-track these ex-players to become officials. This plan will essentially offer a route to refereeing over a shorter-than-usual timeframe. The organizations will attempt […]


/ 46 days ago

PGMOL targets VAR change in Premier League next season

Following video assistant referee intervention, Premier League fans may finally find out next season why officials have altered their minds. PGMOL has suggested a significant modification to the VAR system. As things are, spectators have no idea why referees consult the pitchside monitor and then reverse their judgment. As a result, the Premier League officials […]


/ 48 days ago

Premier League admits more referee mistakes upon review

The controversy from Everton's win over Nottingham Forest has led to the Premier League conceding it made more referee mistakes. The pivotal relegation scrap led to three points for the Toffees that may be the difference in keeping Sean Dyche's side in the top flight. However, Nottingham Forest had three penalty shouts that went unanswered […]


/ 56 days ago

Forest asks PGMOL to release VAR audio from Everton game

VAR controversy from the Nottingham Forest game at Everton has led to the former asking for public release of the audio between officials. On Sunday, Nottingham Forest suffered a damaging defeat at Goodison Park against relegation rivals Everton. However, several key decisions went against Forest, and that transpired into the club calling out the Premier […]


/ 67 days ago

Premier League offside technology will be huge improvement

Semi-automated offside technology is finally coming to the Premier League. On Thursday, the English top flight announced that its clubs collectively voted to implement the technology for the 2024/25 season. All 20 of the Premier League teams voted in favor of making the switch. Although the technology will soon enter Premier League matches, it will […]

English Football

/ 135 days ago

Sheffield Utd coach claims officials ref bottom clubs differently

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has plans to hold talks with Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) regarding a perceived bias against his club. The organization is currently responsible for refereeing in English professional soccer. Wilder made the announcement during a recent press conference leading up to their matchup Aston Villa on Saturday. The coach […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 187 days ago

PGMOL chief admits to another referee error in Premier League

Premier League referee Simon Hooper was left "devastated" after committing a crucial error in a recent match. PGMOL chief Howard Webb, who oversees the officiating board for the Premier League, revealed the news on Tuesday. The former referee now helps determine officials for each of the Premier League's games. Hooper was in charge of a […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 202 days ago

PGMOL to hire former players as referees to improve officiating

Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is looking at an interesting way to improve refereeing in England. The body responsible for soccer officiating in the country has been under constant fire in recent months. This includes a host of issues, mostly the application of VAR, throughout the current campaign. Howard Webb, PGMOL's chief refereeing officer, […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 257 days ago

Premier League avoids semi-automated offside for quirky reason

In light of the recent VAR dispute involving Luis Diaz's disallowed goal for Liverpool, one concern has arisen. The question on everyone's mind is why the Premier League doesn't use the semi-automated offside technology. Liverpool and Tottenham produced drama when referees wrongfully disallowed Luis Diaz's first-half goal. Unfortunately for Jurgen Klopp’s side, they ended up […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 259 days ago

Liverpool exploring options after VAR disallowed goal blunder

Liverpool published a statement on Sunday that targeted VAR following a horrendous decision that disallowed a goal for the Reds. Luis Diaz scored in the 34th minute to put Liverpool ahead against Tottenham. However, VAR officials deemed that Diaz was in an offside position at the time of Mohamed Salah's would-be assist. Instead, the video […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 260 days ago

PGMOL surprise statement on Liverpool controversial offside

After receiving backlash for mistakenly ruling Luis Diaz's goal for Liverpool as offside against Tottenham, the PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) has apologized. Seeing another injustice in the Premier League, which has become practically routine in England's top flight, did not make for an easy weekend for Liverpool supporters. Having been reduced to nine […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 263 days ago

EPL to make shocking new documentary about match officials

Talks have taken place between the Premier League and the leading UK broadcasters about a new documentary on the life of the league’s referees. According to a recent story, an independent production firm approached the three domestic rights holders about airing the show. The Daily Mail reports that discussions about the possibility have already taken […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 281 days ago

NBC releases Referees Mic’d Up show to viewers in USA

This week, the special episode Match Officials Mic'd Up premiered on NBC Sports' YouTube channel. Howard Webb, a former Premier League referee, and Michael Owen, an ex-soccer player, may not be the most attention-grabbing TV duo. The new program from the pair, though, has the potential to be entertaining. The english refereeing association the PGMOL […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 312 days ago

PGMOL reveals stance on more added time after Varane criticism

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited, or PGMOL, boss Howard Webb addressed recent complaints from prominent figures over increased time added to Premier League matches. During the pre-season, Manchester United’s Raphael Varane voiced his displeasure with the English Football Association (FA). The French defender for allegedly dismissing the players' concerns. The Frenchman is firm in […]

English Football

/ 313 days ago

Lee Mason returns to train referees despite EPL drop

Former Premier League referee Lee Mason has reportedly been re-hired by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) this summer. Mason previously stepped down as a match referee earlier in the year after a serious mistake while on duty. While he may not return to the sidelines, PGMOL has brought back Mason to train referees. Mail […]