About Red

A veteran journalist with more than four decades covering the beautiful game for various newspapers, magazines, leagues, governing bodies.

Dysfunctional Football Parents UEFA Need to Discipline Delinquent Referee Kuipers, Chelsea �babies’

Dysfunctional Football Parents UEFA Need to Discipline Delinquent Referee Kuipers, Chelsea �babies’

UEFA has missed the boat once again, this time in their handling of Wednesday’s controversial red card to Paris Saint Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Instead of sending off the Swedish international, referee Bjorn Kuipers and Chelsea midfielder Oscar should be the ones facing disciplinary action instead of the Ibrahimovic. The Dutch official and … Continue reading

Kevin Friend Bedevils Saints, Surges Into Top Spot In Poll For Worst Premier League Referee

Kevin Friend Bedevils Saints, Surges Into Top Spot In Poll For Worst Premier League Referee

It was only four minutes into Sunday’s soggy match St. Mary’s Stadium that Southampton fans commenced with the bitter chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing,” while venting their rage at English Premier League referee Kevin Friend. But how could things go so wrong, so quickly for the often … Continue reading

Hackett slams Premier League refereeing as “bordering appalling”, wants Marriner, Probert, Mason, Foy, Jones out

Hackett slams Premier League refereeing as “bordering appalling”, wants Marriner, Probert, Mason, Foy, Jones out

Former refereeing boss Keith Hackett has called for the removal of Premier League referees Andre Marriner, Lee Probert, Lee Mason, Chris Foy and Mike Jones at the end of the season. Hackett told the BBC the refereeing standards over the holiday schedule were “bordering on appalling” while calling for the … Continue reading

Bumbling referee Andre Marriner dropped from Week 16 Premier League Matches

After his nightmare performance in last weekend’s 1-0 victory by Manchester City over Everton, referee Andre Marriner has been dropped from this weekend’s Premier League referee appointments. Marriner will instead referee Saturday’s League One contest between Sheffield United and Fleetwood. Among other errors, The 43-year-old match official from Sheldon, West Midlands, … Continue reading