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English-born duo Chris Morris (left) and Mick McCarthy after the Republic of Ireland's defeat to hosts Italy in the 1990 World Cup

DAVID PYE: Let's welcome talent from overseas into the fold to make us better

QPR's Nedum Onuoha is sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after a second caution at Anfield last Saturday

MARK HALSEY: Big games are still blighted by key match errors from officials

Dorian Dervite brings down Bournemouth's Callum Wilson to earn a red card on Monday

MARK HALSEY: Bournemouth defeat showed how wide the gap is for Wanderers to bridge

Referee Jon Moss talks with Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak (left) as Arsenal's Mikel Arteta looks on. Moss will renew acquaintances with Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

MARK HALSEY: Jon Moss's appointment as FA Cup final referee is baffling

RIGHT DECISION: Mark Halsey backed referee Mark Clattenburg's handling of Vincent Kompany's foul during Sunday's derby

MARK HALSEY: Mark Clattenburg derby masterclass a blueprint for all referees

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and Rafael remonstrate with referee Mark Clattenburg in their defeat at Leicester this season

MARK HALSEY: Clattenburg is right choice for big derby clash between United and City

Championship referee David Coote is surrounded by Millwall players after awarding a Bournemouth penalty recently. Coote, who takes charge of Wanderers on Saturday, could soon be professional

MARK HALSEY: Having full-time Championship referees presents its own set of problems

Steven Gerrard is shown red by referee Martin Atkinson at Anfield on Sunday

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: Better refereeing could have avoided Steven Gerrard's red card against Manchester United

QPR's Nedum Onuoha and Steven Caulker remonstrate with Bolton referee Lee Mason during their defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday

MARK HALSEY: Players and managers should stop hounding officials and set an example

Referee Michael Oliver sends off Manchester United's Angel Di Maria on Monday night

MARK HALSEY: Why Angel Di Maria can consider himself lucky

Referee Roger East mistakenly sends off Sunderland's Wes Brown as John O'Shea appeals at Old Trafford

MARK HALSEY: Refereeing chiefs just confused the issue over mistaken identity

LET IT FLOW: Referee Kevin Friend keeps a watching brief as the Southampton defenders dive in on Liverpool goalscorer Raheem Sterling

MARK HALSEY: Referees deserve a chance to have their say

MARK HALSEY: Managers need to set the right example like their players

Managers need to set the right example like their players

Neil Lennon consoles Neil Danns after his sending off, but must have been furious with the player for picking up his second booking

Dannsy and the ref lost their heads and Wanderers lost their chance of FA Cup glory

Matt Mills was lucky not to be sent off for this challenge on Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in last Saturday's FA Cup draw at Anfield, believes Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: Liverpool suffer from red missed as wonderful Wanderers find a Friend in referee

Kevin Friend, who is in charge of Wanderers' FA Cup match at Anfield on Saturday, shows Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina a yellow card in a cup quarter-final tie against Stoke

Referees have to walk alone at Anfield, or they will walk into trouble

Cristiano Ronaldo is never averse to taking his shirt off to celebrate a goal

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: Cristiano Ronaldo's a class act on and off the field

The likes of Steven Gerrard who has given so much to one team will not be seen again, believes Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: Why we need change at the top in refereeing

Martin Atkinson, left, and Mike Dean have been among the top referees so far this season in the Premier League, according to Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: We need to see refereeing improvement in 2015

Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez is back after beating cancer

MARK HALSEY: It is great to see Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez back after winning his own cancer battle

Chelsea's Diego Costa falls to the ground against Hull

MARK HALSEY COLUMN: It's time we found a cure for football's disease

Amir Khan

Amir deserves his superfight, but Mayweather v Pacquaio is a must

Eidur Gudjohnsen is sent off by Mark Halsey at St Andrew's

Mark Halsey: I'm glad Eidur Gudjohnsen calmed down after I gave him his first red card in English football

An England fan in Doha during a friendly against Brazil in 2009

MARK HALSEY: It's time to stop moaning - Qatar have got the World Cup

Flares should be driven out of the game before someone is hurt, says Mark

Mark Halsey Column: Why flares should be out of fashion

Neil Danns' caution was harsh

Mark Halsey: Duncan's performance in Macron derby was an object lesson for all referees

Marcos Rojo tackles Yaya Toure in the box during Sunday's Manchester derby

MARK HALSEY: Referees are paying the penalty for a lack of leadership

Branislav Ivanovic was sent off by Phil Dowd at Old Trafford on Sunday

MARK HALSEY: Going Dutch can take football closer to video replays

New Wanderers boss Neil Lennon should keep his passion, says Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY: Neil Lennon should take the rap but keep his passion as Bolton Wanderers manager

Lively Neil Lennon will bring passion to Wanderers

Lively Neil Lennon will bring passion to Wanderers

Swans stunned as Foy returned to offer advice

Swans stunned as Foy returned to offer advice

Referee Mark Clattenburg left kicking his heels

Referee Mark Clattenburg left kicking his heels

DVD reviews have led to yellow peril

DVD reviews have led to yellow peril

Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside

CRAIG NELSON: To pick the right manager you have to know what makes a club tick

Fourth official Jon Moss gets in between rival bosses Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho last weekend

MARK HALSEY: Hectic schedule makes life hard for the top referees

Wayne Rooney is a reformed character

MARK HALSEY: Rooney lost it, but he is no hot head any more

Mark Halsey

MARK HALSEY TALKS FOOTBALL: All referees should get Premier class help

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