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Premier League Referees Play With Vanishing Spray. No One Vanishes.

Oh, vanishing spray…you so crazy! You know, this stuff worked pretty well at the World Cup. Everyone seemed to like it, encroaching went down to basically nil, and no one got sprayed in the face (though I’m sure the referees would have liked to spray a few guys in the face). Cue the Premier League referees. Poor old vanishing spray

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Referees for English Premier League, Matchweek 1

Well, it’s finally time again! The referees for Matchweek 1 (Saturday, August 16 through Monday, August 18)  in the English Premier League have been announced and we’re off to the proverbial races! Mark Clattenburg (above) starts his reign as England’s top referee with two teams who don’t like him: Liverpool and Southampton. (Though, to be fair, it’s not hard to find

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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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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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Saturday Fun: Who’s Harry Lennard?

So, I’m getting all these weird search terms in my stats: Harry Lennard Assistant Referee Premier League Assistant Referees Harry Lennard And I have no idea who this clown is. So, in the name of research, of course, I do a Google image search and I’m all: OH…   HeLLO, Harry Lennard! Thanks for the heads up, ladies (I presume). (And if

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