iTOOTR conducts a comprehensive review of the $235 RefsCall “beeper flag” set, available from OSI, and now from SoccerSuperstoreUSA.com.
The Staedtler-Mars plastic eraser is reviewed and found to be ideal for cleaning write on cards in preparation for the next match.
The elastic wristband lanyard from Official Sports International is reviewed and found to be quite useful, except for referees with very small wrists.
Courtesy of the referees who operate Soccer Superstore USA, we have the FIFA Referee Wallet for review. The FIFA Referee Wallet consists of three parts: a yellow card, red card, and the wallet itself. It retails for $6.95.
We often hear that referees must “protect” their assistant referees. Howard Webb provides a textbook example.
FIFA Referee Mike Dean and crew put on (another) refereeing masterclass.
For the second time in recent weeks, AR2 is heavily involved in sending off a player.
Referee Andre Marriner demonstrates his mental preparedness by sending off Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell after only 11 minutes.
After a long absence, What’s Wrong With This Picture returns, and features video from a girls high school varsity match.
A better title for this edition might be “How Many Things Are Wrong With This Picture?”
While the problem in the photo might be rather obvious, we ask you to consider a slightly different question.
What’s wrong with this photo might not be readily apparent, but there is a very serious problem to address.
A referee’s report from Georgia State Cup 2013, Round Robin stage features statistics about his activity over the three day event.
With the recent death of Utah referee Ricardo Portillo, we’re reminded that choosing to referee in our game carries risks. The risk of assault isn’t something that any referee, anywhere, should ever have to contemplate.
An incident in a recent Premier League match between Reading and Southampton further underscores the need for goal line technology to be implemented as quickly as possible.
In The Opinion Of The Referee founder Mike Register reflects on the growth of the site in 2012 and outlines plans for 2013.