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Women’s World Cup final ref Tori Penso: ‘Male players chip in about everything’
The American official has been chased by angry fans during her career but she has no regrets over a career that has taken her across the globe

Matthew Hall

15, Sep, 2023 @8:00 AM

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It’ll always be VARsonists v eVARngelists but TV tell-all is a positive step | Max Rushden
Football isn’t meant to be perfect – perhaps Match Officials: Mic’d Up can help us towards a touch of sympathy for officials

Max Rushden

07, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Match Officials Mic’d Up: what the new TV show tells us about referees
New programme fronted by Howard Webb offers a welcome insight into the big decisions – and some lighter moments too

Ed Aarons

06, Sep, 2023 @5:34 PM

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Alyssa Nichols: the trailblazing US referee chasing her World Cup ‘dream’
The youngest Black woman to earn a Fifa referee badge, the Mississippi native, Jackson State alumna and proud Delta is breaking down barriers one assignment at a time

Adria R Walker

18, Aug, 2023 @8:30 AM

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Time-wasting in football is ugly, maddening – and absolutely vital | Barney Ronay
Football is not a gameshow, and referees should not stage-manage the action to ensure a more ‘entertaining’ product

Barney Ronay

17, Aug, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Referee and VAR officials not selected for games after Wolves penalty error
The officials who failed to award Wolves a penalty at Manchester United have been punished by not being selected for Premier League games this weekend

Ben Fisher

15, Aug, 2023 @10:05 AM

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‘Here for good’: Howard Webb tells clubs there is no backing down on added time
Howard Webb has warned there will be no let-up in referees’ attempts to combat time-wasting and believes their actions will make the game fairer

Andy Hunter

10, Aug, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Premier League referees to add on time lost for goal celebrations this season
New time-wasting regulations are being introduced across the English Football League, including calculating the exact time for penalties and red cards

Ben Fisher

28, Jul, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Jack Grealish ruling in FA Cup final further proves absurdity of handball | Jonathan Wilson
Jack Grealish was penalised for inadvertently touching the ball with his fingers, giving United an undeserved chance to equalise

Jonathan Wilson

04, Jun, 2023 @10:39 AM

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Anthony Taylor caught in José Mourinho’s toxic trail but anger problem runs deeper | Barney Ronay
The manager got lost in the kind of cynical rage that dominates the digital world, but football should not follow his example

Barney Ronay

02, Jun, 2023 @6:00 PM

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José Mourinho facing touchline ban after referee abuse draws Uefa charge
José Mourinho faces at least a two-game touchline ban from Uefa over his behaviour towards the referee Anthony Taylor after the Europa League final

Paul MacInnes

02, Jun, 2023 @3:10 PM

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Referee stays on Champions League final after apology for attending far-right event
Szymon Marciniak will referee next Saturday’s Champions League final after the Pole apologised and said he was ‘unaware of the true nature’ of the event

Rajeev Syal

02, Jun, 2023 @10:30 AM

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