Saw this posted and the follow-up video. Big drop off in numbers of referees in the game and I'm sure it's not just limited to North Riding.
A stark warning that not knowing the specific competition rules can have serious consequences, in this case a replayed FA Cup fixture with a lot of disruption for all involved.
Managed to catch normal time of the QF game today. Wasn’t overly impressed by the referee. She seemed late on a lot of decisions.
Not managed to catch much of the football in the tournament, however did expect a better standard of refereeing at this stage in the competition.
Game is 0-0 and referee sends Celtic player off for DOGSO.
Neil Lennon thinks it's wrong because he believes Ajer will get back to cover.
For me I think it's the right decision, don't see the defender getting back, distance and control boxes are also ticked.
Only minor question mark for me...
Was really looking forward to my first competitive Step 6 middle as a L4 today. Got a call last night that one of the teams have returned positive Covid tests so the game is off.
I’m guessing this is going to be the “new normal”
Announcements today that Spectators will be allowed back at Step 3-6.
Guidelines as to the % of capacity at each step are in place, however should be a welcome boost to clubs to be able to start the season and generate income from games.
From the start of the season (with some caveats) Steps 5...
One of the teams that plays in the Supply League that I operate on has announced that 2 of their players have tested positive for Covid.
Them and the opposition team are now isolating and have both had to cancel upcoming fixtures and training.
Both currently affected players are apparently...
There are some whispers going around that there will be no fitness tests this year for referees and the guidance seems to be:
If you passed a fitness test last year, then you won’t need to do one this year, however fitness will be considered as part of the assessment criteria.
If you didn’t...
According to the BBC Bournemouth are considering legal action around the non allowed Goal in the Sheffield United v Aston Villa game. Had the goal been given, it would have meant that Villa got relegated not Bournemouth.
IFAB laws are clear, but it could get messy, especially with the amounts...
Just wondering what the best ground you've refereed at is and what the biggest crowd you've ever had at one if your games.
For me the best ground was St Mary's Stadium home of Premier League Southampton and it was in front of just over 1200 people.
I got appointed to a County Cup middle where I'll have a 4th official as well
I've done plenty of games leading a team of 3, but never one with a 4th before.
Typically in a 3 the senior AR keeps the match record in case of needing to come on. I know the 4th official will do this, but is there...
Daily Mail is reporting that Andy Madley and David Coote both failed the FIFA fitness test. However apparently both were suffering...