Will Rugby Union's Campaign Against Head Injuries Work?

Jamie Beck | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

Whilst I am not what could be described as a follower of rugby union, the upcoming six nations tournament will be launched with predictable fanfare and, in all fairness, large crowds and high levels of public interest.

Why Our Attitude To Referees Needs To Change

Jamie Beck | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

About three weeks ago, the name of English football referee Mike Dean was splashed across the back pages of the papers. He had made two contentious decisions in two televised games resulting in the scorn of the pundits being poured upon him. He is, apparently, arrogant and attention seeking. He also apparently wants to be a celebrity.

Does Boxing Need A Video Referee?

Jamie Beck | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

The notion of using technology to aid referees in their decision making actually appears to have first originated in Canada before making its way into the American sports. When Channel 4 brought American Football to UK screens in the eighties, British audiences got their first taste of the use of videos to review decisions made on a field of play.

Video Replays In Football: Surely It's Time?

Ross Ayling | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Over the pond, video replays are used to assist official's decisions in basketball, ice hockey and baseball. So someone please tell me why the suits over at football HQ haven't given it the green light yet? The sooner we get them in, the better and fairer the game will be.

Why Football Must Teach Children to Respect Referees

Scott Salter | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Sport
Scott Salter

The beautiful game needs to take a long, hard look at itself and reassess the way that it treats and responds to match officials. Everyone involved in the game, including professionals, need to teach the youth of today that are learning the game to respect those officiating.

Why Fifa Must Look at Bringing in More Technology for Referees

Chris Deeley | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

If the mistakes are so easy and quick to spot by camera, why not do that? There is the age-old complaint that adding another stage to the decision making process will disrupt the flow of the game, but surely a delay of a couple of seconds would be preferable to a farce like the Mexico game?

Should Football Referees Be Made to Wear Head-Cams

Crippy Cooke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Crippy Cooke

In the aftermath of a weekend which saw two game-changing penalties incorrectly given in the Swansea/Stoke clash and the Chelsea/West Brom match and a red card worthy tackle not punished in the Sunderland/Man City game, is it now time that referees are made to wear head-cams during the matches so we can see what they've seen of an incident?

The Premier League Still Lacks Consistent Refereeing

Crippy Cooke | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Sport
Crippy Cooke

The biggest problem is the ignorance referees display when defending their colleagues in the heat of high-profile mistakes. 'Refs are only human' is a common response, rather than trying to come up with ideas to aid the officials in the future.

Premier League Referees Looking Daft (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Sport

A good referee, the cliché reminds us, is one who goes unnoticed. Unfortunately, the Premier League's referees are gifted media careers and book deal...

Is Diving Cheating or Is It Part of the Game?

Tim Hearn | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK Sport
Tim Hearn

In the not so distant past, when football was a contact sport, the art of diving was almost non-existent. I am not saying it didn't happen, but that nowadays a player is protected by the referees so much that any touch by an opponent will allow the player to dive to the floor knowing that the referee will more than likely award a free kick.

Poll Says Halsey Has 'Betrayed' Premier League Referees

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Sport

Graham Poll has accused Mark Halsey of "betraying" Premier League referees and accused him of wearing a Bolton kit with his own squad number to traini...

The 11 Biggest Refereeing Blunders in Football

Football Week | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Sport
Football Week

There's nothing like a controversial refereeing decision for lighting the touchpaper on a game of football. Following the goalline gaffe that cost Hibs victory over Hearts last weekend, we run down some of the football world's all-time biggest "What are you doing, ref?!" moments.

My Hopes for England in This Six Nations

Will Carling | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

Quite simple really. In essence, I want to see that England kick on from the New Zealand game. I want to see that they have not wallowed in the result for too long and I want to see that they have the steel and desire to move on and improve from it. Not too much to ask is it?

Sir Alex Ferguson's 'Apology'

Kevin Blundell | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Sport
Kevin Blundell

After calling Newcastle United a 'wee club in the north east' during the aftermath of a thrilling encounter between the Red Devils and Toon Army, Sir Alex Ferguson recently began to backtrack. Renowned for the mind-games he enters with rival managers, Ferguson responded to comments made by Alan Pardew regarding refereeing decisions in the game at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.

Why Goal-Line Technology Will Ruin My Fun

Mike Ward | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Sport
Mike Ward

I'm not sure if anyone's ever compiled a chart of Britain's most popular terrace chants, but I think I can guess which ones would be pretty near the top.

WATCH: Referee's Microphone Picks Up American Football Player Swearing

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Comedy

For most Brits, watching American football is about as complicated as solving four Rubik's cubes whilst riding a unicycle... on fire. But one thin...