Videos and Articles from Mal Davies – 26 Dec 2014 / 2 Jan 2015

CHRISTMAS DAY 1914 – football was played during a break in the First World War……..

 ……and how the Christmas truce led to a court martial

FERGIE TIME explained

HOWARD WEBB : I’d be crazy to say I don’t miss the big games

Let’s call time on those who run down the clock

FIFA : Announces decision to abolish age limits on international referees

UEFA Referee categories from 1st January 2015

IAN WRIGHT : How I smashed the ref’s room after red card

British players dive MORE than foreigners

Retired ref sees first game in almost 70 years

When did football become so angry?

BULGARIA : Police swoop on players, coaches and referees in match-fixing probe

HOLLAND : Serdar Gozubuyuk voted best referee in Eredivisie

NIGERIA : Referees’ boss wants fewer referees in Elite League

USA : The CONCACAF Awards for 2014

MARK HALSEY : Reviews a lot from 2014 – very good article/recap

KEITH HACKETT : Where is the accountability

HENRY WINTER : Referees need help to end conspiracy theories

HOWARD WEBB : Discusses yellow cards and discipline

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : With the vanishing spray being introduced by The Football League from 1st January 2015, this article in the Derby Telegraph suggests potential use of the spray in everyday life

FIFA : Referees review World Cup

UEFA : From all UEFA countries, a list of all the 2015 referees and assistant referees in football, futsal and beach soccer for men and women

NICOLA RIZZOLI : There needs to be a greater understanding of the work of referees

TERJE HAUGE : Appointed Head of Refereeing in Norway

AFC Referees of the Year 2014


ITALY : Lady referees pose for 2015 calendar

NIGERIA : 20 referees to visit UK for a 2-week capacity building course

TURKEY : Referee changes red card to yellow on fair objection of rival


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