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You Are The Ref 3

Paul Trevillion, Keith Hackett

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From the publisher:

Think you know the beautiful game?

What would YOU do if you were the man in black?

1) A keeper jumps to punch a corner clear, but fluffs it completely, knocking the ball into his own net. He screams that a laser was shone into his eyes - and as you look round you do see a laser pen in the crowd. What now?

2) A striker has his shirt repeatedly pulled by his marker. Angrily, he takes his shirt off and sarcastically hands it to his opponent. What do you do?

3) In the half-time break after a stormy first forty-five minutes, your assistant calls you over and points out that the home side's star striker has been using the interval to tweet offensive remarks about you. How do you react?

Legendary Roy of the Rovers artist Paul Trevillion here presents 160 tricky new footballing dilemmas from his cult classic strip.

Pit your wits against the distinguished referee Keith Hackett in his toughest scenarios yet. Interspersed with a wealth of facts and stats about the 'World Cup titans', and giving an insight into the sometimes bizarre and unpredictable challenges a referee can face, this book puts YOU in the hot seat.

The author:

Paul Trevillion is a world-famous sports artist, recognized as the 'Leonardo of Line' and the 'Master of Movement'. He is best known for his 1960s 'Roy of the Rovers' comic art realism and for being the creator of the iconic 'You Are the Ref' referee conundrum comic strip. Trevillion has met and drawn many of the sport's biggest names, and his work has appeared in museums, galleries and almost every national newspaper in the UK.

Keith Hackett was a FIFA International Referee from 1981 to 1991, and was the referee for the 100th FA Cup Final in 1981. He is one of the most trusted referees in footballing history, and is counted as one of the top 100 referees of all time by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.


Guardian Faber Publishing
29 x 21 cm
128 pages
May 2014