Category Archives: Premier League

Howard Webb Retires

Howard Webb has ended his storied career as a professional referee. This is not unexpected; he’s been setting the stage for this for the last year or so. He dropped hints here or there that he probably wouldn’t be back after the 2014 World Cup, and even went back to his job as a police officer part time starting last

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Charges Announced For Chelsea Bad Boys

Update, April 24: Ramires has accepted an FA charge of violent misconduct, and received a four-game ban with immediate effect. After what seemed like an extraordinary amount of time, FA has finally charged Jose Mourinho, assistant coach Rui Faria (both, above) and midfielder Ramires for their behaviors on April 19 against Sunderland. Ramires has been charged with violent misconduct for hitting Seb Larsson

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Chris Foy Takes Shot to Face – And Lives!

Here’s yet another entry in the “Referees are tougher than you” category. Which has actually been pretty empty. Until now. Chris Foy was just minding his own business, enjoying refereeing the first minute of the Newcastle v. Swansea match. Then Jonjo Shelvey hit a powerhouse which bounced off Fabricio Coloccini and … bam. Right in the face. Newcastle’s unpleasant fans laughed heartily

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