What do you know about Mike Riley, apart from being the current General Manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB) since June 2009? What do we know of Riley and the PGMOL’s plans of the implementation of VAR? As leader of the referees, Riley keeps a very low public profile. He scarcely ever subjects himself […]
Phil Neville recently expressed his concern about the standard of refereeing and how it could negatively impact not only on the English women’s national team he coaches but on the growth of the game as a whole: For the game to get better we need to be having conversations like this and be brave enough […]
The Manchester United versus Newcastle game last Saturday, was a classic demonstration of the lawless PGMOL, a refereeing body that blatantly refuses to implement the laws of the game, and simply not fit for purpose. As I will detail, the referee did everything to prevent Newcastle taking a critical 3-goal advantage after they shocked United […]
To VAR or not to VAR that is the questions and it’s a question that the FA don’t really want to answer at this point in time. Sure they have decided to use it in the Carabao Cup all be it sparingly but really is that a true test of its merits. We all saw […]
The above quotation by the great American writer and philosopher Mark Twain is nearly 100 years old. He observed that the great politicians and newspapers of the day would manipulate and obfuscate the data available to them to mislead the public. Rather than reveal the honest truth they used the figures to lie and pretend. […]
Match report of Arsenal vs Brentford, of refereeing by Mike Dean and of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) concludes Mike dean is Anti VAR.