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VAR is another referee in more than one sense
09:00 Sunday 18th February 2018

I distinctly remember learning to ride a bike. It was very much like the FA and Premier League’s implementation of VAR. Which is to say it was accomplished through both pain and embarrassment. My Canadian stepfather taught me one weekend…

Who Wants To Be A Match Official? Beuller? Beuller? Beuller?
08:30 Wednesday 22nd March 2017

While examining Gareth Southgate's unique selection headache as England manager, I came across an interesting statistic. According to Economics of Sport, England is among the easiest places to get a game, having more football clubs per capita…

Give Premier League Officials The Tools They Need And Until You Do, Give Them A Break
09:30 Thursday 9th March 2017

Twice in two days, now, I have found myself disagreeing with fellow Round and White authors. The first occasion was mostly semantic. Jordan Street believes Tyrone Mings fully intended to mash Zlatan Ibrahimović's brains to a pulp in the clash…

Refereeing in the Premier League, has it hit rock bottom?
13:10 Wednesday 8th March 2017

We never seem to go through a Premier League weekend without a dubious refereeing decision or a missed incident from one of the officials. This leaves pundits and fans alike scratching their heads or worse, furious with rage. Last weekend proved…

The Anarchy at Old Trafford on Saturday
16:01 Sunday 5th March 2017

On paper, it seemed as if Manchester United would comfortably beat a Bournemouth team who are well off the pace, but Eddie Howe's side fought bravely to earn a valuable point on the day. Unfortunately, the game was overshadowed by a poor refereeing…