Keith Hackett column: I was amazed by the poor performances of PGMOL’s finest in Man Utd & City clashes this weekend
It’s been a poor weekend for the elder statesmen – fifty-year-old Martin Atkinson and Jonathan Moss – of the Professional Game Match...
Keith Hackett column: Arsene Wenger’s World Cup idea may be a positive move by former Arsenal boss who knows all about entertaining football
I have a lot of admiration for FIFA’s chief of global development Arsene Wenger, brought about by the meetings that I had...
Keith Hackett column: Red card was Anthony Taylor’s only option and Chelsea could face punishment for their reaction
We continue to witness referees in the Premier League adopt the ‘lighter touch’ approach in games. There is no doubt that it...
Keith Hackett column: Sorry Jurgen Klopp, I thought that Mike Dean performed well
Jurgen Klopp claims that the new lighter touch being operated in the English Premier League will put the competition back 15 to...
Keith Hackett column: PGMOL deserve praise despite Martin Atkinson’s wrong penalty award at Newcastle
There was no doubt in my mind that last season we witnessed, on a weekly basis, the worst standard of officiating in the...
Keith Hackett: Look out for Premier League referees’ new guidelines in action this weekend
Experienced Paul Tierney, a safe pair of hands, took control of the Leicester City v Manchester City Community Shield game and he...
Keith Hackett column: With Man City buying Jack Grealish for £100m, I have to ask: ‘Has the game gone mad?’
This weekend saw the start of a new season with the opening games of the English Football League, Championship. Leagues One and...
Keith Hackett column: VAR checks for potential offside decisions were flawed
Will we see wider lines used on the VAR system operating on the Premier League this coming season ? The way VAR...
Keith Hackett column: Mike Riley must be moved on for the good of the English game at the elite level
The recent European Championship exposed and underpinned what I have been stating for several years now. That the standard of officiating in...
Keith Hackett column: The lack of succession planning by PGMOL will hopefully change with four new refereeing appointments this season
I have over many years been critical of the lack of a real succession plan been operated by the Professional Game Match...