New titles

Got me a few new – old – titles again! This time there’s a definite German overtone… Markus Merk & Oliver Trust: BeWEGEnd: Merk & More (2005)   And it even came with a complimentary yellow card:  Then there’s this title: Schiedsrichter im Fussball by Carl Koppehel (2nd edition, 1955) The last German title is […]

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Elite Level Refereeing in Men’s Football: A Developmental Sociological Account – Sharon Colwell

Outline This dissertation earned Sharon Colwell the doctor’s title from the University of Leicester. I say ‘earned’ not without reason, for the sheer amount of work that went into this publication was huge. Wading through reams of old minutes and documents, preparing and conducting tons of interviews and sifting through endless books in stuffy libraries, […]

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Latest additions

Rummaging through my parents’ attic and a few antiquaries, I have been able to add a few more books to my collection. They’re all in Dutch, but don’t let that put you off; there are a few gems! Prisma Voetbalwoordenboek, by Rob Siekmann (1978) Gouden Voetbaljaren. Een halve eeuw sportjournalistiek, by Ad van Emmenes (1975) […]

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Knight of the Whistle: The life of top referee Ralph Tarratt

Brief outline In the UK, the 1950s are considered, by many, the golden age of refereeing. The country yielded a bumper crop of great referees, many of whose names still live on years hence: Arthur Ellis, Mervyn Griffiths, Ken Aston, Reg Leafe, Jack Clough… Perhaps this is a cloud of nostalgia working its effect, for […]

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More new books

I’ve received a few more books over the past few days. Here they are: You Are The Ref: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to the Laws of Football by Paul Trevillion and Keith Hackett (2010) Diary of a New Referee by Fez Barnard (2012) and the 1942 Dutch version of the Laws of the Game: De […]

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More additions

The following two books also joined my collection recently: Livewire Investigates… Being a Referee and: Athletiek en Voetbal by Pim Mulier This is now the oldest book in my collection, as it dates back to 1896!

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Latest acquisitions

Here are the latest acquisitions I got in the mail recently: You Are The Ref 3 by Paul Trevillion (artwork) and Keith Hackett (text) The Referee’s a W*nker by Chris Turner Referees’ Chart and Players’ Guide to the Laws of Association Football 1974-1975 And last but not least: Added Time by Mark Halsey I’ve just started reading Mark […]

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Oh, Ref! – Pat Partridge

Brief outline On 31 October 2014, Pat Partridge, 81 years of age, passed away. His career in English and international top football spanned a period between 1966 and 1981, during which the Northerner with the impressive sideburns and easy-going, talkative manner lived through an age of remarkable changes, to which he added a few himself. […]

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