Monthly Archives: May 2014

Lee Probert To Referee FA Cup Final

The FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull City will take place at Wembley on Saturday, May 17. Here are the officials: Referee: Lee Probert Assistant Referees: Jake Collin and Mick McDonough Fourth Official: Kevin Friend Reserve AR: Simon Bennett There’s a very sweet article about Probert in the Wiltshere Gazette and Herald. He talks about what it means to

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Serie A Referees: May 17 and 18

Hard to believe we’re almost at the end of yet another Serie A season. Here are this upcoming weekend’s referees. Italy’s World Cup team – Nicola Rizzoli, Andrea Stefani and Renato Faverani (all pictured above) – are together in Florence. It looks like Stefani is finally shaking off the injury he’s been carrying for a while, just in time for Brazil.

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Howard Webb to Referee Ledley King Testimonial

“Ledley! Ledley! He’s got one knee! But he’s still better than John Terry!” Now that the shouting’s over and Manchester City have their trophy, we can get down to the fun matches: testimonials and charity matches. Even though these usually pit real footballers against aging actors and retired players, they still need referees. So, when Ledley King steps onto the

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English Lower League Playoff Referees

Dazzled by the Premier League and the title show it’s putting on this season, you can sometimes forget about its less-flamboyant cousins: Championship and Leagues 1 and 2. But they’re holding playoffs with a lot at stake, and there will be some top quality referees, as well…including Premiership superstar Mark Clattenburg. If you’ve been wondering about sometime-Premier League Assistant Referee Sian Massey

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Serie A Referees: May 10 and 11

Serie A is still trailing Premier League by a week or two, but all of the fun has been sucked out of it by Juventus (ain’t that always the way). Anti-climax aside, there are still a couple of interesting matches this weekend, including Inter v. Lazio, featuring Davide Massa (above) and, of course, the always-lively Roma v. Juventus, handled by

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News: Kuipers and Brych to Referee UEFA Finals

Surprise! Not really. As I predicted, the Dutchman and the German will take the Champions League and Europa League finals. Bjorn Kuipers, a supermarket owner from the Netherlands, will manage the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal on May 24. Read more about Kuipers appointment on UEFA.com. Dr. Felix Brych, who is from Germany

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