UK time is: 08:11:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Howard To Hang Up His Whistle

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

VitalRotherhamon:twitter




There is one Rotherham United fan who will be looking forward to seeing his beloved Millers play more than he did last season and that's World Cup Referee Howard Webb.

Howard, who is an Honorary Ambassador for Rotherham United, has decided to hang up his whistle and retire after twenty-five years as a top referee.

The forty-three year old Millers fan is to take up a new role as Technical Director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited
- or PGMOL for short - which is the body responsible for the training and development of match officials operating in the Premier League, Football League and FA Competitions. (And by golly do some of them need it!)

Speaking to The Independent Howard said, 'I am very excited to start this new chapter in my career . I have spent over a decade with the best seat in the house for Barclays Premier League matches, been lucky enough to be involved in nine UEFA and FIFA tournaments, and taken charge of the UEFA Champions League and FIFA World Cup finals. Refereeing has given me so much and it`s important that match officials who have had the rewards remain in the game to pass on their knowledge .

'Over the past five years we have made huge strides in terms of our accuracy, fitness and professionalism and the current Select Group are the best referees this country has ever produced so I am thrilled that I will still get the chance to work with them and to help the next generation of the Select Group officials.'

Good Luck for your future Howard and we hope to see you up and down the country supporting The Millers!










Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 6 2014

Time: 1:37PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Evans 'Ledesma Has Quality' (Saturday November 22 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'No Excuses' (Saturday November 22 2014)

RUFC - Evans Disappointed With Today (Saturday November 22 2014)

Home Defeat Finds Millers In Bottom Three (Saturday November 22 2014)

Millers v Birmingham Preview (Saturday November 22 2014)

RUFC - New Man Signs In (Friday November 21 2014)

RUFC - Chairman Delighted With Sponsors (Friday November 21 2014)

RUFC - Stadium Sponsor Announced (Friday November 21 2014)

RUFC - Latest on Luciano Becchio (Friday November 21 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. rybel_b 1055
2. herringthorpe 958
3. sixpence 248
4. mos60 36
5. nearlyataff 33
6. miller4life 29
7. mvmiller 23
8. Millie Miller 20
9. zipadeedoodah 16
10. axholme 14

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17
23. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Francis: Referee made a few questionable decisions
Bournemouth : 24/11/2014 08:09:00
Rantie: I won't need to have an operation
Bournemouth : 24/11/2014 08:01:00
LUFC On This Day - November 24th
Leeds Utd : 24/11/2014 07:15:00
Highlights: Rotherham 0-1 Birmingham
Birmingham : 24/11/2014 07:00:00
Striker Pleased with Fortune
Birmingham : 24/11/2014 07:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where In The League Will We Be On New Years Day
Suggested By:  
Bottom Three 30%
Just above the relegation places 30%
15th to 18th 20%
Mid table 20%
Above 10th 0%