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The Hotties: Jenna’s Top Five Dreamiest English Refs

So now that Howard Webb has retired, he’s not only left big shoes to fill as England’s top referee, but as the best looking, too. I gave my Hotties List for the World Cup…and with Big Howard out of the way, it seemed like a good time to take a look at England’s hottest referees. Granted, I needed to throw

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FA Cup Semi Final Referees

Andre Marriner and Michael Oliver will be officiating the two FA cup semi finals on April 12 and 13. If you’re the betting type, you can feel pretty comfortable putting your money on Mark Clattenburg for the FA Final on May 17. Not only is he one of the few “big guys” in English refereeing not to have officiated a

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Andre Marriner Speaks on Arsenal Error

Last week, I said I’d love to see Premier League referees allowed to explain themselves in controlled conditions. And this week that’s exactly what’s happened. Andre Marriner was made available to the Telegraph after his mistake at Arsenal last weekend. In case you were hiding under a rock, he sent off Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after AOC slapped a

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Should Referees Explain Their Decisions?

After yesterday’s debacle at Stamford Bridge, with Andre Marriner sending off the wrong Arsenal player, there’s been a predictable amount of howling from the media that referees should be forced to explain their decisions. It’s an interesting question and not as straightforward as it may seem at first blush. I’ve heard over and over that referees should be forced to

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Andre Marriner Sends off Wrong Guy?

UPDATE: Premier League has transferred the red card to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (most likely at Marriner’s request, but that’s unconfirmed). AOC will now serve a one-match ban. So, by now you’ve heard that the only thing worth talking about in Chelsea’s 6-0 thrashing of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge was the fact that Andre Marriner sent off Kieran Gibbs by mistake. The basics are

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FA Cup Referees, February 24


Here are the referees for the remaining FA cup fifth round fixtures, to be played Monday, February 24. This includes the rescheduled Sheffield Wednesday v. Charlton match, which was postponed due to rain. Mark Clattenburg, who was the referee for the original match and made the decision to postpone, is in charge Monday, as well. Sadly, this most assuredly means

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