“I’ve found futsal players tend to be easier to talk to and build a rapport with” – FA Referees on differences between officiating football and futsal matches

In a football season where refereeing decisions have dominated the back pages for the all the wrong reasons, Sports Gazette spoke to three FA referees about their experiences in officiating both football and futsal, and why getting involved in the latter should be encouraged to the younger generation. From the introduction

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 8 – VARst Differences

Don't Crack is back for 2018! In the eighth addition the boys and two guests have a lively discussion about one of most contentious debates in football today: Video Assistant Referee (VAR) For this episode we were joined by Sports Gazette editor Nick Friend and returning guest Iman Alaouie. LISTEN TO PODCAST

Why English fans should welcome Video Assistant Referee

If you opened this article expecting me to say that Video Assistant Referee – commonly called VAR – is going to solve all your problems, I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I won’t. Unfortunately, VAR is not the solution to eradicating all mistakes in football – if you think like that, I’m sure you are going to consider it to be a fail soon. By the