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Refs don’t get influenced by the big clubs, their managers or supporters say former Premier League officials in the wake of Arsenal v Man City furore
When the going gets tough in the Premier League, sometimes the men in the middle wilt under the pressure. Being a top-flight...
Arsenal vs Man City made it clear and obvious that we need more consistency with VAR but “petulant” Gabriel can have no complaints
Each weekend, the debate on Premier League games sadly doesn’t focus on the quality and skillsets of players that we are privileged...
Ex Premier League ref proposes major VAR change and names non-red for Tottenham star as “prime example” of broken system
The Video Assistant Referee operation in the English Premier League is, frankly, a shambles and not fit for purpose. There needs to...
Ex-referee Hackett questions two of Tierney’s decisions in contentious Liverpool clash
The weekend’s latest batch of Premier League fixtures have once again invited controversy in the department of officiating with both Manchester City...
Serious fresh allegations surface against former top Premier League referee prompting Football Association investigation
Though he’s long since retired from front line refereeing duties, David Elleray was once considered to be the benchmark in the Premier...
Watford vs Man City referee Simon Hooper deserves more matches
Referee Simon Hooper is still trying to establish himself in the elite panel of Premier League referees. Colleagues Anthony Taylor, Michael Oliver...
Newcastle official must avoid over-reliance on VAR, says Keith Hackett
David Coote officiating his sixth Premier League game of the season walked off the pitch satisfied that he had managed to avoid...
Keith Hackett column: Leicester vs Arsenal ref should revisit rulebook after failing to do what counterpart got right at Man City
There was contrasting outcomes for two players this weekend due to the inconsistent application of the laws of the game by two...
Keith Hackett column: Well done to Craig Pawson for how he handled this tricky moment during Leicester City vs Man United
This weekend in Leicester City v Manchester United, referee Craig Pawson witnessed a reckless challenge by United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka on Leicester’s Timothy...
Keith Hackett column: Michael Oliver set the benchmark at Man United but Martin Atkinson was below-par at Chelsea
Three referees this weekend produced performances below the level expected and should be taken away from the coal face of the Premier...