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Interesting Books By and For Referees

History of the Game

The Ball is Round: A Global History of Soccer, David Goldblatt, Riverhead Books, 2008, 974 pages, ISBN 1594482969

The Laws of the Game, Referee Mechanics, Techniques and Match Control

For the Good of the Game: Modern Techniques and Practical Wisdom for Today’s Soccer Referee, Robert Evans and Edward Bellion, Youth Sports Publishing, 2000, 326 pages, ISBN 1889424080

Fair or Foul?, Paul E. Harris, Jr. and Larry R. Harris, Soccer for Americans, 6th Edition, 1995, 224 pages, ISBN 0916802256

Smart Soccer Officiating: How to Get Better Every Game, Carl P. Schwartz, Referee Enterprises, Inc. Publisher, 2001, 91 pages ISBN 1582080224

Officiating Soccer, American Sport Education Program, 2005, ISBN 0736047611

The Soccer Referee’s Manual, David Ager, Contemporary Publishing, 3rd Edition, 2001, 150 pages, ISBN 0809297353

The Inner Game of Soccer, Eric Sellin, World Publications, 1976, 343 pages, ISBN 0890371075

Soccer Officials Guidebook For a Crew of Three Officials: Diagonal System of Control, Carl P. Schwartz, Referee Enterprises, Inc. Publisher, 2002, 344 pages, ISBN 1582080100

Blowing the Whistle: A Referee’s View of Soccer, Dirk Baay, Halftime Press, 1997, 164 pages, ISBN 0965646300

Soccer Match Control: an Illustrated Handbook for the Football Referee, Stanley Lover, Penguin USA; Rev 1988, ISBN: 0720716551

Referee’s Referee: Becoming the Best, Abraham Klein and Rubi Shalev as told to Paul Harris, Soccer for Americans, CA, 1995, ISBN 0916802264

In Search of Fair Play, D. C. Emerson Mathurin, Reedswain Publ., 1996, 191 pages, ISBN 092119305X

Linesmanship: The Art of Enhancing a Referee’s Performance, D.C. Emerson Mathurin, Reedswain Publ., 1995, ISBN 1890946133

Soccer Refereeing: A Personal View, Jack Taylor, Faber and Faber, London, 96 pages, ISBN: 0571112994

Soccer Referee: A Guide to Fitness and Technique, Clive Thomas and Tom Hudson, 1978, 96 pp, ISBN 0715612794

Soccer Rules Explained, Stanley Lover, Lyons Press, NY, 1998, ISBN 1558217223

Association Football: An Instructional Book of the Football Association, The Football Association, 1939, 40 pages, ASIN B0014KZXMA

The Official FA Guide to Basic Refereeing, John Baker, 2004, 200pages, ISBN-10 034081604X

Referee Memoirs

The Rules of the Game, Pierluigi Collina, Pan Books, 2004, 207 pages, ISBN 0330418726

Jack Taylor World Soccer Referee, Jack Taylor and David Jones, Readers Union Group of Book Clubs, 1976, 183 pages

Oh, Ref, Pat Partridge & John Gibson, Readers Union, 1980, 189 pages, ISBN 0285624237

Whose Side are You on, Ref?, Norman Burtenshaw, Sphere Books Lmtd., 1974, 206 pages, ISBN 0722120907

Hackett’s Law: A Referee’s Notebook!, Keith Hackett, Willow Books, London,1986, 160 pages ISBN: 0002180766

In the Eye of the Whistle: The Refereeing at the 1986 World Cup, David Ross, Onereal Publishing 1988, 120 pages, ISBN 0921193017

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