As the Premier League announces a clampdown on behaviour towards referees by its members, Club Website editor Dan Pope wonders if we’ve seen it all before.
When the issue of respect towards football referees is up for debate, one argument comes up time and time again.
Respect for referees has been back on the national agenda this week.
FA figures reported by BBC Radio 5 Live revealed that there have been 330 assaults on referees by amateur footballers in England so far this season, an increase of 27% on last year.
Club Website editor Dan Pope takes a look at football 60 years ago through the window of a newspaper published in March 1951.
My brother bought me a fantastic present recently. It wasn’t even my birthday, but he’d seen an old football newspaper in a retro market stall and thought I might like to see it.
The Welsh Football Trust is the organisation charged with developing grassroots football in Wales. Here they tell Club Website about how they plan to develop the next generation of Welsh internationals.
There has been a lot of coverage in the media recently around youth development.
The English FA have undertaken a Young Player Development Review and as a consequence made 25 recommendations to improve player development structures.
The FA’s proposed changes for youth football in England have won support from the majority of the grassroots football community, a Club Website poll can reveal.
If the proposals are accepted, the 2013/14 season will feature more small-sided football, including new 5v5 and 9v9 formats, no 11-a-side football until under 13 level and no league tables for under 11s.