Becoming the first female to do so, it confirmed referee Rebecca Welch to officiate the men’s third-round FA Cup tie between Birmingham City and Plymouth Argyle. Rebecca Welch to Officiate FA Cup Third Round Tie Rebecca Welch is set to make history as the first female referee to take charge of an @EmiratesFACup 3rd round […] READ MORE
Michael Oliver Admits Jordan Pickford Should’ve Seen Red for Virgil van Dijk Challenge
In a rare interview, Michael Oliver admitted that he should have sent off goalkeeper Jordan Pickford following his challenge on Virgil van Dijk in October’s Merseyside derby. Oliver Admits Pickford Mistake in Merseyside Derby Referees Must Improve The referee told the Daily Mail: “The thought initially was, ‘it can’t be a penalty because it’s offside […] READ MORE
Officials’ Errors and Player Rants: Should Both Sides be Charged?
There were a number of controversial decisions during a busy weekend in the Premier League once again. This has raised the issue of VAR once more but also the issue of player rants and bad decisions. Last Word on Football looks at whether players, managers and the officials should all be punished equally. Player Rants […] READ MORE