Videos and Articles – 3 July 2020

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Videos and Articles – 3 July 2020

 

PREMIER LEAGUE : Appointments Saturday 4th to Monday 6th July 2020
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1701408

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE SEMI-FINALS : Appointments of officials
https://www.efl.com/news/2020/june/referee-appointments-sky-bet-league-one-semi-finals/

FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP : Appointments Friday 3rd to Thursday 9th July 2020
https://www.efl.com/news/2020/june/championship-appointments-3-9-july/

ANTHONY TAYLOR : Part 2 of interview with National Young Development Team (Callum Jones)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWoCxmfHrRk

KEITH HACKETT : Calls for FA action over lack of BAME referees
https://www.footballinsider247.com/exclusive-keith-hackett-calls-for-fa-action-over-lack-of-bame-referees/

WHISTLE : Is this whistle the future of refereeing?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/sports/basketball/electronic-whistles-referees.html

FITNESS TIPS : Summer holidays fitness tips for referees
https://www.dutchreferee.com/summer-holidays-fitness-tips-for-referees/

AHMET GUVENER : Goal Line Technology and the National Anthem (log in using your email address)
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/85920/glt-and-the-national-anthem.html?

18 GREATEST WORLD RECORDS IN FOOTBALL HISTORY—interesting facts
https://the18.com/news/18-greatest-world-records-football-history

STEVE BAINES : Scunthorpe Utd player becomes a Football League referee for 8 years.
https://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/news/2020/may/familiar-face-steve-baines/

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

Refereeing Pyramid 2020-21

The FA has finalised the pyramid for referees for next season

The FA Referees’ Committee have approved the change of name for refereeing levels within the National League System in readiness for 2020/21.

These changes look to reflect terminology consistent with levels used in the National League System to allow greater understanding of the refereeing pyramid across the football community. One element of the current environment largely misunderstood are the names of refereeing levels across the referee pyramid.

Consequently, with immediate effect, the names of levels within the refereeing pyramid will be changed as follows:

Current Name New Name from 20/21 Referee Level Assistant Referee Level
Panel Select Step 1 List 2A 3E
Panel Step 2 List 2B 3F
Contributory Step 3/4 List 3A 4B
Supply Step 5/6 List 4A 5/6/7

Unfortunately, the York Minster Engineering FL did not make the Step 5/6 (Supply) list – place taken by W Yorks League

The full list can be found here…….20.21 Refereeing Pyramid – Competitions[56850]

Videos & Articles – 10 April 2020

Videos & Articles – 10 April 2020

from Mal Davies

IFAB LAW CHANGES 2020/21 explained by Keith Hackett
https://www.keystoreferee.com/latest-news/ifab-law-changes-of-the-season-2020-21-explained-by-keith-hackett/

VAR could be ruled out when football returns because of cramped conditions
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-soccer-italy/soccer-cramped-conditions-could-rule-out-var-says-italian-referee-boss-idUKKBN21O29W?rpc=401&

PREMIER LEAGUE :  Officials could be quarantined in hotels once the season resumes
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-8182237/Coronavirus-UK-English-football-referees-quarantined-season-resumes.html

REFEREEING DECISIONS : Fans name the worst decisions they’ve ever seen
https://www.givemesport.com/1561242-football-fans-name-the-worst-refereeing-decisions-theyve-ever-seen?autoplay=on

MLS 25 YEARS OLD – referee Esfandiar ‘Esse’ Baharmast reflects on the first game
http://proreferees.com/2020/04/06/qa-esse-baharmast-reflects-on-the-opening-mls-game-from-1996/

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 24
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-24-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

BRIBES alleged in voting for 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52197014

FIFA REFEREE tests positive for COVID-19
https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/futebol-nacional/covid-19-arbitro-fabio-verissimo-testa-positivo_d1218742

UEFA defends decision to play Atalanta v Valencia despite coronavirus pandemic
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/coronavirus-uefa-champions-league-atalanta-vs-valencia-bergamo-milan-a9434481.html

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

COLOMBIA : Drug dynasty was boosted by football — led to referee’s murder
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/how-pablo-escobars-drug-dynasty-21784353

COSTA RICA : Referees request financial help
http://refereeingworld.blogspot.com/2020/04/costa-rican-referees-request-financial.html?

Videos and Articles – 27 March 2020

Mal Davis V&A – 27 March 2020

PREMIER LEAGUE : VAR talks continue despite coronavirus
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11962856/premier-league-var-talks-continue-despite-coronavirus

NEIL DONCASTER reveals concerns over VAR coming to the Scottish game
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/sport/football/aberdeen-fc/donsnews/doncaster-has-concerns-over-var-coming-to-scottish-game/

FEMALE REFEREES : Helping to develop young female referees
https://www.ntfc.co.uk/news/20202/march/plkicks_referee/

MARK HALSEY : The worst mistake in my refereeing career
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11247427/callum-mcmanamans-horror-tackle-haidara-halsey/

MLS : Referee Alan Kelly applies his own twist to StayAtHome Challenge
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/03/21/pro-referees-present-their-take-stayathomechallenge

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 22
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-22-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

ON THIS DAY IN 2002 : Sheffield United v WBA abandoned by referee
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/day-2002-sheffield-united-v-west-brom-abandoned-referee

MARCH 23rd : This day in history over the years – an interesting read that brings back memories
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-sport-retrospective-march23/sports-on-this-day-march-23-idUKKBN2190I7

RARE MOMENTS OF REFEREES – keep skipping ads – good video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlUlCvnVjE0&feature=emb_rel_end

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

SPAIN : Female football referees on frontline of coronavirus
https://sports.ndtv.com/football/coronavirus-spains-female-football-referees-on-frontline-of-coronavirus-fight-2201273

 

*** KEEP SAFE EVERYONE ***

Videos and Articles 6 March 2020

V&A from Mal Davies – 6 March 2020

INTERNATIONAL FA BOARD (IFAB) agrees to implement substitution trials to address concussion incidents, and other decisions taken
https://www.theifab.com/news/the-ifab-agrees-to-implement-substitution-trials-to-address-concussion-incidents

DAVID ELLERAY : Offside Law is going backwards with VAR
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11947217/david-ellary-says-lessons-have-been-learned-by-premier-league-in-first-season-with-var

DERMOT GALLAGHER : Discusses incidents from last weekend’s games
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11947875/ref-watch-should-evertons-manchester-united-winner-have-stood

PREMIER LEAGUE : Appointments for Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th March 2020
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1628188

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : Appointments for Friday 6th to Tuesday 10th March 2020
https://www.efl.com/news/2020/march/referee-appointments-6-8-march/

FEMALE REFEREES : The FA say there has never been a better time to train
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11947821/female-referees-the-fa-say-there-has-never-been-a-better-time-to-train

CHALLENGES ON AND BY THE GOALKEEPER
https://keystofootball.com/goalkeeper/

AHMET GUVENER : Dissent management tips for referees
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/84906/dissent-management-tips-for-referees.html?

HEADSET COMMUNICATION : Tips for effective headset communication for referees
https://www.dutchreferee.com/tips-for-effective-headset-communication-for-referees/

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 19
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-19-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

MLS : Season starts March 2020.  Inside Video Review on how some of the new Law changes will affect MLS 2020 with Greg Barkey from PRO
http://proreferees.com/2020/02/27/watch-inside-video-review-preseason-2020/

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

ITALY : Centralised VAR room for all games from 2020-21 season in Serie A
https://www.calciomercato.com/en/news/official-centralized-var-room-for-all-games-from-2020-21-in-seri-19476

Videos & Articles 10 Jan 2020

V&A from Mal Davies 10 January

HISTORY MADE as VAR monitor is used for red card in FA cup-tie
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/05/crystal-palace-derby-county-fa-cup-third-round-match-report

PREMIER LEAGUE referees still instructed to use pitchside monitors ‘sparingly’
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11902379/var-premier-league-referees-still-instructed-to-use-pitchside-monitors-8216sparingly8217

PREMIER LEAGUE : Appointments for Friday 10th to Sunday 12th January 2020
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1561984

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : Appointments for Saturday 11th to Tuesday 14th January 2020
https://www.efl.com/news/2020/january/efl-appointments-11-14-january/

CARABAO CUP semi-finals and final will use VAR……..
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/soccer/–973906.html

………..and first leg appointments ManUtd v ManCity (1-3) and Leicester v Aston Villa (1-1)
https://www.efl.com/news/2019/december/referee-appointments-carabao-cup-semi-finals-first-leg/

IFAB : We are not VAR police
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-var-ifab/we-are-not-a-var-police-say-football-lawmakers-idUKKBN1Z61KU?rpc=401&

STUART CARRINGTON : Stuck in the middle with you : VAR and the referee
https://keystofootball.com/5023-2/

ALL THREE FEMALE OFFICIALS create history
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/51020324

WHEN 7 = 10? Seven large strides?
https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/sport/football/watch-hilarious-moment-referee-forgets-how-count-during-doncaster-rovers-win-over-oxford-united-1353757

RANDY VOGT : Highly recommended New Year’s resolutions for referees (sign in with your email address)
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/84632/highly-recommended-new-years-resolutions-for-refe.html?

MLS : Inside Video Review with Greg Barkey from PRO who looks at incidents in the MLS in week 22
http://proreferees.com/2019/08/09/watch-inside-video-review-mls-week-22/

MLS : PRO partners with CONCACAF to deliver video review training
http://proreferees.com/2020/01/08/pro-partners-with-concacaf-to-deliver-video-review-training/

AFC : Officials appointed for Wed 8th to Sun 26th January U23 Championship in Thailand
https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1/messages/AG3AeuZfMazoXhUgDwda0NyPUU4?.intl=uk&.lang=en-GB&.partner=none&.src=fp

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

RUSSIA: Hungarian FIFA referee Viktor Kassai appointed to run refereeing department
https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/russia-appoints-foreign-referee-to-clean-up-disputes-010920



Videos and Articles 6 Dec 2019

Videos and Articles 6 Dec 2019

DERMOT GALLAGHER : Discusses incidents from last weekend
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11876375/ref-watch-sympathy-with-var-over-saints-goal-but-no-red-for-fernandinho

DERMOT GALLAGHER : Discusses incidents from this week’s midweek games
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11878611/ref-watch-jamie-vardy-wrongly-booked-for-simulation-in-leicester-win-over-watford

PREMIER LEAGUE : Appointments Saturday 7th to Monday 9th December
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1512840

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : Appointments for Friday 6th to Wednesday 11th December
https://www.efl.com/news/2019/december/efl-appointments-6-11-december/

MIKE RILEY : Referee chief vows to make VAR work – despite two errors every week
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10405043/referee-mike-riley-var-errors/

ARSENE WENGER speaks out on VAR in the Premier League
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/var-arsene-wenger-referee-fifa-a9231776.html

ALEKSANDER CEFERIN, UEFA President, calls for referees to make decisions and ‘not people hidden in a van’
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/uefa-boss-ceferin-urges-referees-make-decisions-not-people-hidden-a-van

AKIL HOWSON honoured to be inspiring BAME referees
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1506031

VIDEO ANALYSIS for referee
https://www.dutchreferee.com/full-time-job-making-video-analysis-referees/

DICK SAWDON-SMITH : Reprieve for goalkeepers who miskick – a possible Law change
https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/sport/18072277.middle-dick-sawdon-smith-reprieve-goalkeepers-miskick/

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 11
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-11-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

MLS : Inside Video Review with Greg Barkey from PRO who looks at incidents in the MLS in week 28
http://proreferees.com/2019/09/20/watch-inside-video-review-mls-week-28/

THE ‘NOT SO BEAUTIFUL’ GAME – seven minute video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIrR9-BIbcI

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

Videos & Articles 15 Nov 2019

Mal Davies V&A for 15 Nov 2019

DERMOT GALLAGHER : Discusses incidents from last weekend
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11859349/ref-watch-var-correct-to-stick-with-on-field-decision-for-trent-alexander-arnold-handball-says-dermot-gallagher

PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS decide against pushing through VAR reforms, and maintain status quo
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/11/14/premier-league-clubs-decide-against-pushing-var-reforms-meeting/

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : Appointments for Saturday 16th to Sunday 17th November
https://www.efl.com/news/2019/november/referee-appointments-16-17-november/

FA CUP-TIE : Second half has one referee and one assistant on the line
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/09/crewe-beat-accrington-as-chaotic-fa-cup-tie-ends-without-assistant-referee

VAR AND CONCUSSION : Lawmakers IFAB set for review at technical summit
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11842167/var-and-concussion-football-lawmakers-ifab-set-for-review-at-technical-summit

MENTAL ILLNESS : Ups & Downs of a referee struggling with mental illness
https://www.keystoreferee.com/latest-news/ups-and-downs-of-a-referee-struggling-with-mental-illness/

FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP : Five trios, one support referee and six VARs appointed for the finals in Qatar
http://fifa.pressfire.net/media/newsletter/List-of-Appointed-Match-Officials-FIFA-CWC-Qatar-2019.pdf

COMEDIAN takes up refereeing to shift the flab
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/10318317/omid-djalili-football-referee-weight-loss/

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 8
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-8-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

REFEREEING SCHOOLBOY FOOTBALL : The good, the bad and the ugly
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/the-whistleblower-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-refereeing-schoolboy-football-1.4076940

REFEREE ABROAD : The benefits and lessons of refereeing abroad….
https://www.dutchreferee.com/refereeing-abroad-the-benefits-and-lessons/
……and the website
http://www.refereeabroad.com/

MLS : Inside Video Review with Greg Barkey from PRO looks at incidents in the MLS in week 25
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/08/30/pros-inside-video-review-explains-several-decisions-mls-week-25

THE RA : Pre-Black Friday sales start now.  The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA : Referees among 12 arrested in match-fixing investigation
https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/story/bosnian-police-arrest-12-in-soccer-match-fixing-case-111119

MOROCCO : First African country to use VAR in domestic match
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50362175

Videos & Articles 1 Nov 2019

Videos and Articles from Mal Davies – 1 Nov 2019

DERMOT GALLAGHER : Discusses incidents from last weekend
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11847538/ref-watch-no-foul-in-build-up-to-arsenals-disallowed-winner-says-dermot-gallagher

VAR in the spotlight after Premier League weekend of confusion
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11847684/var-in-the-spotlight-after-premier-league-weekend-of-confusion

PREMIER LEAGUE : Appointments Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd November
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1473169

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : Appointments for Friday 1st to Tuesday 5th November
https://www.efl.com/news/2019/october/referee-appointments-1-5-november/

KEITH HACKETT : Selling YOUR decisions
https://www.keystoreferee.com/officiating-and-psychology/selling-your-decisions/

VAR AND CONCUSSION : Lawmakers IFAB set for review at technical summit
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11842167/var-and-concussion-football-lawmakers-ifab-set-for-review-at-technical-summit

VAR : Player concedes penalty while warming up!  Spotted by VAR
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50196446

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 6
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-6-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

PIERLUIGI COLLINA : VAR increases the level of excitement in football
https://www.goal.com/en/news/var-increases-the-level-of-excitement-in-football-says-legendary-/j4tl3qwu1di917mtvfediw6z9

MLS : Inside Video Review with Greg Barkey from PRO looks at incidents in the MLS in week 23
http://proreferees.com/2019/08/16/watch-inside-video-review-mls-week-23/

IAN PLENDERLEITH : Why is ‘Clear and Obvious’ not clear and obvious? (sign in with your email to read this interesting article)
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/84070/why-is-clear-and-obvious-not-clear-and-obvious.html?

CONFIRMATION BIAS : A factor in poor officiating decisions
https://www.lagconfidential.com/2019/10/29/20937230/is-confirmation-bias-a-factor-in-poor-officiating-decisions

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

BRAZIL : Ref stops game to book Kaka and grab a selfie
https://culture.ftbl.com.au/article/watch-ref-stops-game-to-book-kaka-and-grab-a-selfie-533164

TURKEY : Goalkeeper sent off in record 13 seconds
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7600143/Goalkeeper-Serkan-Kirintili-sent-13-seconds-gets-fastest-red-card-Turkish-history.html

Videos and Articles 25 Oct 2019

Latest news from Mal Davies:

DERMOT GALLAGHER : Discusses incidents from last weekend
https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11841098/ref-watch-marcus-rashford-dele-alli-sadio-mane-goals-and-more-analysed

PREMIER LEAGUE : Appointments Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1461459

FOOTBALL LEAGUE : Appointments for Saturday 26th to Monday 28th October
https://www.efl.com/news/2019/october/referee-appointments-october-26-28/

VAR : You’re having a laugh
https://www.keystoreferee.com/latest-news/var-youre-having-a-laugh/

VAR : A total embarrassment to the Premier League
https://www.caughtoffside.com/2019/10/20/a-total-embarrassment-retired-premier-league-ref-launches-astonishing-attack-on-var-amid-recent-controversy/

VAR CONFUSION : Hawk-Eye company apologises
https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50112447

VAR not being used properly in EPL says Alan Shearer and Phil Neville
https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/football/50113314

SCOTTISH FA referees chief John Fleming dies aged 62
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/scottish-fa-referees-chief-john-fleming-dies-aged-62-after-prolonged-illness/

SIAN MASSEY-ELLIS appointed to first UEFA match
https://www.premierleague.com/news/1464272

LAWS OF THE GAME QUIZ : Week 5
https://www.dutchreferee.com/week-5-laws-of-the-game-quiz-2019-2020/

MLS : Inside Video Review with Greg Barkey from PRO looks at incidents in the MLS in week 22
http://proreferees.com/2019/08/09/watch-inside-video-review-mls-week-22/

SOCCER AMERICA : A list of articles that have appeared recently for referees (sign in with your email to read a number of articles for referees)
https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/83766/soccer-america-on-refereeing-our-officiating-arch.html

THE RA : The Referees’ Association has secured discounts from many manufacturers – one of the good reasons for joining The RA
https://www.privilegepurchaseclub.co.uk/Logon?formAction=Logon&retailer=PPC&userid=PPC&password=REFASSC

AUSTRALIA : Three former match officials join FFA
https://www.a-league.com.au/news/strebre-delovski-mathew-cheeseman-and-peter-green-join-ffa-referees-department

BRAZIL : Lawyer wants to ban VAR
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-brazil-var/rio-de-janeiro-lawmaker-seeks-to-ban-var-idUKKBN1WW1JU?rpc=401&

SCOTLAND : Top referees to be snubbed from major UEFA tournaments as no VAR in Scotland
https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/football/17973352.top-scots-referees-snubbed-major-uefa-tournaments-like-euro-2020-no-var-scotland/