Pledge to end abuse of referees

Sport: Canberra National Premier League - Soccer. Canberra Olympic v Canberra FC. Referee gives out a yellow card to Canberra Olympic for unsporting behaviour by player Robbie Deeley. 12th of May 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Lee Gaskin Capital Football claims it is determined to stamp out abuse towards referees.

Referees banished to sidelines after howlers put standards under scrutiny

Dominic Bossi The two referees in charge of last week's A-League preliminary finals have been dropped for this weekend's semi-final matches after a series of blunders marred the fixtures.

Live A-League: Melbourne Heart v Sydney FC

A-League Live dinkus

Teo Pellizzeri It's a warm summer night in Melbourne as Melbourne Heart hosts Sydney FC.


Hot and cold welcome for visiting squads

Sport. Kanga Cup Under 18 Cup match between Teen Azkals from the Philippines (blue) and Gosford City, Grey at Harrison playing fields. Arnel Amita and Nathan Keane, go for the ball. July 9th. 2013 Canberra Times photograph by Graham Tidy.

John Colley Kanga Cup: The welcome has been warm, even if the weather has not.


Hopes Kanga Cup will grow further

John Colley It was the biggest Kanga Cup in history, but Capital Football is aiming to grow the tournament.


Rooney's star display cools Blues' interest

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney might have played his way out of a transfer to Chelsea after a committed display in Manchester United's 0-0 draw with their rivals on Monday.

Supergrass kingpin stayed in the game

Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal (C) sits in the Lapland district court in Rovaniemi in this June 22, 2011 file photo. The Lapland district court on July 19, 2011 sentenced Perumal to two years in prison and gave nine soccer players suspended sentences after finding them guilty of match fixing. REUTERS/Kaisa Kiren/Lehtikuva/Files (FINLAND - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT SOCCER) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN FINLAND - RTR2P1DQ

Nick Miller Fortunes can turn quickly in football. A slip here, a moment of brilliance or ineptitude, and the entire game can change. It's part of the game's allure and frustration.


Panthers coach tells players to find desire

Lee Gaskin MONARO Panthers coach Njegosh Popovic has questioned the commitment of his players and whether they have the desire to play in the Canberra National Premier League.

The whistle finally blows

(FILE PHOTO) Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has announced that he will retire at the end of the season after 26 years in charge. ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12:  Sir Alex Ferguson looks on during the pre-season friendly, match between Aberdeen and Manchester United at Pittodrie Stadium on July 12, 2008 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

You can still see the boy in Sir Alex Ferguson, even now we have reached the end. The elder statesman who called a halt after 27 years at Manchester United needs a hip replacement and feels he has...


Moyes passes first test with honours

David Moyes

Oliver Brown The Man United manager shared his philosophy to an engrossed audience at the Cambridge Union.


Neill calls on fans to help Socceroos finish job

Lucas Neill

Sebastian Hassett Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has implored fans in Melbourne and Sydney to create an atmosphere that will lift Australia to victory in their final two World Cup qualification matches this month.


New FFA refs boss content to call it as he sees it

Ben Wilson.

Chris Wilson As he watches the grand finals of the other football codes this weekend and prepares to take the hotseat as director of referees for Football Federation Australia, Canberra's Ben Wilson is thankful...


Heskey helps Jets burn bitter rivals

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 20:  Taylor Regan and James Virgili of the Jets congratulate team mate Emile Heskey after he was awarded a free kick during the round three A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Central Coast Mariners at Hunter Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

James Gardiner THE Newcastle Jets made it back-to-back wins and earned bragging rights over arch enemy Central Coast Mariners in a tense local derby at Hunter Stadium last night.

Refs marked down as player standards rise

Emile Heskey

Dominic Bossi THE arrival of marquees Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono has raised the standard of football in the A-League but players and coaches fear the quality of refereeing is lagging.


Referee race row: Chelsea accuses Clattenberg


Jeremy Wilson at Stamford Bridge Chelsea accused referee Mark Clattenburg of directing inappropriate language towards two of their players during Sunday's acrimonious 3-2 defeat against Manchester United, with one complaint...


Chelsea lodge ref complaint

Referee Mark Clattenburg

LONDON: Chelsea have filed a complaint over ''inappropriate language'', reportedly racial in nature, allegedly used by referee Mark Clattenburg during their stormy 3-2 loss to Manchester United on...


Focused Culina missed his ovation

Jason Culina

Dominic Bossi IT WAS a moment for which he had waited almost two years, and which drew a standing ovation from 13,317 fans - but Jason Culina was so focused he didn't even notice.

Teen footballers charged as linesman beaten to death


Richard Nieuwenhuizen was doing what he loved: watching his son play football and helping out his local club by running the touchline as a volunteer linesman.

Bad calls no laughing matter for Redknapp

Not 'appy ... Harry Redknapp said one referee

Wally Downes Jr HARRY REDKNAPP'S return to football with Queens Park Rangers may have been marked in trademark wisecracking style, but it appears even football's most garrulous manager has his limits.


Rogue hit 'out of character'

Tomas ROGIC recieves a red card after a viscous tackle on Rhyan Grant Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners at Allianz Stadium for round 13 of the Hyundai A-League.
Photographer: Brendan Esposito
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David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic's coach has come to the defence of the under-fire playmaker, blaming the Central Coast Mariner's red card on a lack of protection from the referee.