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2023 FIFA List Nominations
« on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 10:51 »
The nominations have to be sent to FIFA and will be considered by the FIFA Referees’ Committee in December, and we will confirm the final list in due course.

Men’s FIFA Referees List
Stuart Attwell
John Brooks
Darren England
Jarred Gillett
Robert Jones
Chris Kavanagh
Andrew Madley
Michael Oliver
Craig Pawson
Anthony Taylor

Men’s FIFA Assistant Referees List
Simon Bennett
Gary Beswick
Lee Betts
Stuart Burt
Dan Cook
Neil Davies
Constantine Hatzidakis
Ian Hussin
Harry Lennard
Adam Nunn

Women’s FIFA Referees List
Abi Byrne
Lisa Benn
Kirsty Dowle
Emily Heaslip
Stacey Pearson
Rebecca Welch

Women’s FIFA Assistant Referees List
Natalie Aspinall
Lucy-Anne Briggs
Emily Carney
Melissa Burgin
Sian Massey-Ellis
Lisa Rashid

FIFA Video Match Officials
Stuart Attwell
Peter Bankes
Lee Betts
David Coote
Darren England
Jarred Gillett
Constantine Hatzidakis
Chris Kavanagh
Andrew Madley
Sian Massey-Ellis
Craig Pawson
​​​​​​​Michael Salisbury

PGMOL is delighted to announce that The FA Referees’ Committee has unanimously approved the nominations for the 2023 FIFA Referees, Assistant Referees and Video Match Officials lists.

The key changes see John Brooks, Jarred Gillet and Rob Jones included on the Men’s Referees List while Emily Heaslip has been included on the Women’s Referees List, with the number of officials operating on field in FIFA competitions from the start of the new year increasing to 16.

Paul Tierney has decided to step down from international football, while Peter Bankes and David Coote will now act solely as FIFA Video Match Officials – part of a 12-strong group of VARs from PGMOL.

Managing Director Mike Riley said: “I’d like to start by congratulating John, Jarred, Rob and Emily on their nominations for inclusion on the 2023 FIFA List – this is testament to them for performances both domestically and internationally, as well as their credentials as ambassadors of the game.

“They will find themselves in very good company on the respective lists and I’m sure the growing number our officials will continue to do us proud on the international stage.”

Mike added: “Paul Tierney has been a part of the Men’s List for four years and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate him as well as thank him for delivering the high standards we want to achieve when our officials are selected for fixtures on the international stage.

“Just as importantly, I would like to express my gratitude to Peter and David who have volunteered to step down from the Men’s Referees List in order to create the opportunities for John, Jarred and Rob. This is incredibly selfless of them and typical of the values that make them the great ambassadors for refereeing that they are.”

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Re: 2023 FIFA List Nominations
« Reply #1 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 12:47 »
I am quite shocked! Tierney being removed really shouldn't be surprising he will never referee games at this stage- too old and not good enough. Coote and Bankes aren't going to be good enough either. Neither should really be used on VAR either as they are both petty useless at it.

Delighted to see Gillett, Jones and Brooks added to the list. Would have liked Hooper. Michael Salisbury seems to do well on VAR.

Would have liked Dan Robathan to replace Constantine Hatzidakis or Harry Lennard on the list.


Going to be strange seeing Tierney without a FIFA badge. Do Bankes and Coote and Salisbury get to have Badges as VAR's?
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« Reply #2 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 12:56 »
Quite a big shake up for our FIFA list referees.

Agree with previous poster that Tierney has had his time and not really proved himself at the top level.

Coote and Bankes are also rightly stepping down as lack of opportunities allied to their performances make their decision a simple one.

Jarred Gillett was always a shoe in so good to see him get a place, John Brooks has had a decent season so far and has age on his side too, but Robert Jones? Too inconsistent for me and has not really cemented his place at the top level. We’ll see whether this elevation can see an improvement in his performances.

Hooper I think is past the age where promotion would be considered, a similar situation I believe for Kevin Friend when he was on the list. However as I mentioned elsewhere, Hooper is one of our better officials and is getting his deserved share of top Premier League matches.

A good list of officials, and a little prediction from me……Jarred Gillett will be a top referee on the continent and on the world stage within 4/5 years.
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Re: 2023 FIFA List Nominations
« Reply #3 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 13:14 »
Like the shake up but am very disappointed not to see Dan Robathan there
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« Reply #4 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 14:17 »
Like the shake up but am very disappointed not to see Dan Robathan there

Same, he is excellent. Harry Lennard being there I find odd. He never gets used in Europe.

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« Reply #5 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 16:36 »

“Just as importantly, I would like to express my gratitude to Peter and David who have volunteered to step down from the Men’s Referees List in order to create the opportunities for John, Jarred and Rob. This is incredibly selfless of them and typical of the values that make them the great ambassadors for refereeing that they are.”


Not good enough to referee but put them on VAR where arguably they are even worse. This is so very wrong. Jobs for the boys.

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« Reply #6 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 16:38 »
"Volunteered", really?

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« Reply #7 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 16:53 »
Finally, a shake-up of our top referees and well overdue. Bankes and Coote were never good enough for FIFA and the latter is lucky to be even on the PL List. They only got badges as they were the next ones in line. Hopefully they can show they are good VAR's but the jury is out on that one. As others have said Tierney wasn't going anywhere.

A bit surprised to see Brooks as he has had more VAR appointments since his appointment, but he is young enough. Also agreed by Rob Jones: I haven't seen enough from him yet to say he deserves a place on the list.

Maybe they could have left one place open for a year or two to see if someone comes along, maybe the likes of Bell & Barrott in a couple of years

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« Reply #8 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 16:58 »
Ah Coote and Bankes, those selfless ambassadors!

I have always thought of them as being two of the weaker SG1 VARs. But it creates a chance for likes of Gillett and Jones who I think have more potential.

I doubt they were in a rush to remove Tierney from the list as he seems to get good domestic appointments and a steady enough official. But I'm not sure he was likely to go much further on international level so understandable if he chose to focus elsewhere.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 17:28 »
"Volunteered", really?

Took the words out of my mouth, surely a case of jumping ship or being asked to do so before the inevitable. Neither FIFA material and lucky to have even been considered as others have said.
Tierney is only 41 so not sure where he goes from here. I think most of us had him down for the FA Cup Final in the next couple of years, especially being on FIFA. Will probably still happen but his profile is suddenly reduced somewhat. Maybe wants to spend more time hairdressing again? 🤪 Credit to him though, he could have easily gone on foreign trips still as 4th official or VAR as a jolly.
Refreshing to see a shake up of our FIFA refs in this way, stops “dead wood” lingering there indefinitely and blocking the possible promotion of more deserving cases. Pity they don’t seem to consider doing this in SG1 and SG2.
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« Reply #10 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 18:01 »
"Volunteered", really?


Tierney is only 41 so not sure where he goes from here. I think most of us had him down for the FA Cup Final in the next couple of years, especially being on FIFA. Will probably still happen but his profile is suddenly reduced somewhat. Maybe wants to spend more time hairdressing again? 🤪 Credit to him though, he could have easily gone on foreign trips still as 4th official or VAR as a jolly.

I am surprised he isn't being used as a FIFA VAR, he is far better than Coote and Bankes.

I think Tierney will do the FA Cup final this season. Other option is Attwell. Kavanagh will likely do the league cup final.

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Re: 2023 FIFA List Nominations
« Reply #11 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 18:36 »
"Volunteered", really?


Tierney is only 41 so not sure where he goes from here. I think most of us had him down for the FA Cup Final in the next couple of years, especially being on FIFA. Will probably still happen but his profile is suddenly reduced somewhat. Maybe wants to spend more time hairdressing again? 🤪 Credit to him though, he could have easily gone on foreign trips still as 4th official or VAR as a jolly.

I am surprised he isn't being used as a FIFA VAR, he is far better than Coote and Bankes.

I think Tierney will do the FA Cup final this season. Other option is Attwell. Kavanagh will likely do the league cup final.

I think that it is Tierney's decision to step down from all international duties. It seems unlikely to me that he would have been completely forced out of all roles, and as I say his stock seems high enough that I think it's unlikely he would have been under any pressure to step down although who knows. I guess if faced with the choice of VAR only or coming off the list entirely he might have chosen the latter but like I say given the high profile PL appointments he often gets I don't think it's especially likely he would be forced into that choice.

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« Reply #12 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 18:50 »
I wonder if Tierney has stepped down from international duties because he realises his domestic ability has declined in the past season or two and he’s solely focusing on getting back to the great form he is capable of
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« Reply #13 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 19:20 »
I wonder if Tierney has stepped down from international duties because he realises his domestic ability has declined in the past season or two and he’s solely focusing on getting back to the great form he is capable of

There's any number of reasons.  He might have realised he won't be getting to higher FIFA categories, equally he might have a young family and doesn't want to be away from them midweeks as well as every weekend.
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« Reply #14 on: Thu 22 Sep 2022 20:40 »
Well this surprises me greatly as it always seemed to be the rule that once a referee attained a certain status they remained at that level until age forced them off it. If this means that there will be more movement and only those who are really producing the goods at the most senior level get retained then I am supportive of such a strategy.

Tierney surprises me the most. He is only 41 with more years at FIFA level. Clearly he wasn't going to get promoted so perhaps he has bowed to pressure to quit. I have never rated Coote, not an international ( or indeed senior domestic ) referee in my book and his departure is no loss. Bankes hardly has had time to establish himself at this level; I put him on a par with A Madley who has retained his badge.

I know the authorities have a lot of faith in Brooks; we shall have to wait and see if that faith is justified. Gillett is an obvious FIFA choice. Jones I think can count himself fortunate to be wearing a FIFA badge; I can't see him getting above Category 2.

I think what this is all about is succession planning and trying to ensure that England has very senior representation after Taylor and then eventually Oliver retire from  FIFA. Whether any on the current FIFA list attain the heights of Taylor and Oliver remains to be seen; the most likely are Gillett and possibly Darren England if he makes rapid progress and possibly Brooks if he fulfils the potential which has been discerned.

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