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Game of the Week

Game of the week presented by Lee Dunne, SFYS Director of Programming.Each GOTW is connected to a session plan too, so you can see how it could work in practice.You may look at the plans and be a little underwhelmed, as it is mostly scrimmaging, but I firmly believe this is how the kids will… Read More Game of the Week

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Referee Review EPL 2020-21 Week 16: Simon Hooper

Referee: Simon Hooper Age: 38 Years as A Referee:  12 years First Game in the EPL: Norwich City vs Crystal Palace – 2015 Match: Leeds vs Newcastle Review: Simon Hooper has been officiating soccer in England since 2008. He has only done 26 premier league matches but has over 1,000 games officiated between all the… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020-21 Week 16: Simon Hooper

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Referee Review EPL 2020-21 Week 12: Darren England

Referee: Darren England Age: 51 Years as A Referee: 10 years First Game in the EPL: Brighton & Hove Albion vs Sheffield United – 12/21/2019 Match: Newcastle vs Westbromwich Albion Review: In this weekends breakdown of referee review we take a look at Darren England and his match of Week 12, for this season’s premier… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020-21 Week 12: Darren England

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Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 6: Martin Atkinson

Referee: Martin Atkinson Referee: Martin Atkinson Age: 49 Years as A Referee: 1995 (25 years) First Game in the EPL: September 2004 – Sunderland vs Nottingham Forest Match: Man Utd Vs Chelsea Review: Well folks, if you have read the other weeks leading up to week 6; you’ll see I finally jinxed myself. I had… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 6: Martin Atkinson

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Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 5 : Peter Bankes

 Referee: Peter Bankes Age: 38 Years as A Referee: 1996 (25 Years) First Game in the EPL: August 2019 – Leicester vs. Bournemouth Match: Review: Relatively new to the EPL, Peter Bankes took charge of this 6 goal thriller between Chelsea and Southampton. While the original cast for Week 5 teased the Merseyside derby; Michale… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 5 : Peter Bankes

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Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 4 : Anthony Taylor

Referee: Anthony Taylor Age: 41 Years as A Referee: 2002 (19 Years) First Game in the EPL: February 2010 – Fulham vs. Portsmouth Match: Review: Well, the face on Anthony Taylor’s bio photo says it all; he was in for a very eventful match. Snapped only seconds after he called the first penalty kick, and… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 4 : Anthony Taylor

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Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 3 : Michael Oliver

Referee: Michael Oliver Age: 35 Years as A Referee: 1999 (21 Years) First Game in the EPL: January 2010 – Fulham vs. Portsmouth Match: Review: What looked on paper to be an easy home win for Manchester City ended up being nothing short of the opposite result. The  EPL has been exciting this season, in… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 3 : Michael Oliver

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Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 2 : Paul Tierney

Referee: Paul Tierney Age: 39 Years as A Referee: Started as a referee in 2008 (12 years) First Game in the EPL: September 2014 – Newcastle vs. Hull City Match: Chelsea vs. Liverpool (9/20) Review: Both Chelsea and Liverpool were undefeated going into matchweek 2. With both teams attempting to remain unbeaten, the opening 45… Read More Referee Review EPL 2020/21 Matchweek 2 : Paul Tierney