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Flanagan, Barrett masters of blame game
Written by Wally Mason, The Australian   
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 15:41

Referees, umpires, touch judges, goal umpires, TMOs, linesmen, rules official. Who’d be one?

No matter how well you do your job, there is a better than even chance that some disgruntled coach, captain, player, club president, water boy or No. 1 ticket holder will blame you for their loss.

The fact that they were without skill, luck or tactical nous and comprehensively outplayed by the opposition won't come into it. The reason for the loss will all come down to one or two decisions by the bloke with the whistle.

FFA Announces 2016/17 Match Official Panels
Written by FFA   
Friday, 30 September 2016 12:39

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today released the names of the Match Officials that will control matches during the upcoming Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel National Youth League competitions.

Referee Kurt Ams returns to the Hyundai A-League Referees panel, four years since his last appointment, having worked his way back through the PS4 National Premier League. Ams will be joined on the panel by Jonathan Barreiro, who made his debut last season, and Daniel Elder both of whom have been promoted from the Hyundai A-League Fourth Official panel.

Laws of the Game 2016/17
Written by Scott Ferguson   
Friday, 15 April 2016 18:05

The International Football Association Board have released the text of the 2016/17 Laws of the Game document.

The new laws represent the biggest overhaul of the laws in many years, with a number of substantial changes being made particularly in the treatment of denying obvious goal-scoring opportunities.

2014 FIFA Match Officials
Written by FFA   
Thursday, 09 January 2014 14:32

Alan Milliner, Kirralee Andruschak & Casey Reibelt are the latest Australian match officials to receive their FIFA Refereeing badges after FIFA recently announced the 2014 international referees list.

Football Federation Australia Director of Referees, Ben Wilson, is very proud of Australia's latest additions and also the continuing members of the international refereeing panel.