An in-depth look at referee communication systems with a particular focus on cost-effective alternatives to the expensive solutions employed in the Premier League.
We reveal each piece of gear used by England’s top-flight referees, from radio communications to whistles.
The final 90 seconds of a match between Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC prove eventful after frustration boils over for some of the United players.
At $45, the Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Wide Mouth bottle isn’t cheap, but its’ rugged, leakproof construction and lifetime warranty make it worthy of consideration for busy referees.
A Newcastle goal is ruled out for offside in a controversial decision that could be argued either way. The mechanics employed by the referee team were spot on, reminding us all how to handle similar situations.
A tongue-in-cheek look at a caution issued by Mark Clattenburg for dissent
Full match video including every decision, player management incident and goal. This edition features Michael Oliver refereeing Chelsea v Southampton on 1 Dec 2013.
Mike Jones’ decision to disallow a controversial goal was brave. And can be defended based on previous guidance from the IFAB.
Michael Oliver demonstrates how to deal with misconduct and an injury suffered as a result of the misconduct.
A full duplex, hand-free communications system, the ComStar has real promise for refereeing, but needs a new headset, and some weather protection feature before being ready to compete with the Vokkero system.