Rotherham United - TOP REF
UK time is: 03:26:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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


Howard Webb's father, himself a referee, told his son about a referee's course and the rest, as they say, is history.

35 years old, former policeman, Howard hails from Rotherham and has been refereeing for 17 years. His career started in the local Rotherham Leagues before he joined the Northern Counties East League as an assistant referee. Within 2 seasons he was refereeing those games and the following year was promoted to the Football League. He was soon to be found refereeing in the Football Conference and running the line in the Premiership.

In the year 2000 he found himself refereeing in the Football League and three years later he was on the list of Premiership referees. And that season he found himself at the Millennium Stadium refereeing the Second Division Play-Off Final between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers. In August 2005 he returned to The Millennium Stadium when he took charge of the FA Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Howard, who is a member of the Rotherham Referee's Association, was nominated for FIFA International status in January 2005 taking charge of his first International game last November - the friendly one all draw between Northern Ireland and Portugal in Belfast.

When asked who was his favourite footballer of all time he replied 'Rotherham United legend, Ronnie Moore (and what a manager!)'

Howard Webb can be seen officiating at the Manchester United v Chelsea game this Sunday on Sky Sports One - kick-off 1600

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

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 22 2006

Time: 8:45PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
interesting read caz
Mexbro miller
Report Abuse
22/11/2006 20:49:00

Good to see a local lad making good, isn't it!
Report Abuse
22/11/2006 21:31:00

Yeah, a nice little story.
Report Abuse
23/11/2006 15:37:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Redfearn 'Best Has Helped Jono' (Saturday November 28 2015)

RUFC - Redfearn Praise For Ward (Saturday November 28 2015)

Redfearn Gets First Home Win (Saturday November 28 2015)

Millers v Robins Preview (Saturday November 28 2015)

RUFC - Warren Out On Loan (Friday November 27 2015)

RUFC - Another Addition For Millers (Friday November 27 2015)

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. herringthorpe 834
2. rybel_b 780
3. sixpence 369
4. mos60 74
5. mvmiller 34
6. Millie Miller 30
7. axholme 19
8. miller4life 16
9. nogginthenog 15
10. zipadeedoodah 8

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Preston 18 3 9 6 -3 18
19. MK Dons 18 4 4 10 -9 16
20. Bristol City 18 3 7 8 -12 16
21. Charlton 18 4 4 10 -14 16
22. Huddersfield 18 3 6 9 -11 15
23. Rotherham 18 4 3 11 -12 15
24. Bolton 17 1 8 8 -13 11

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Robbo's View: Wolves 1-1 MK Dons
MK Dons : 28/11/2015 22:14:00
Birmingham : 28/11/2015 21:34:00
Boro on the rise
Middlesbrough : 28/11/2015 21:17:01
Karanka not happy with performance
Middlesbrough : 28/11/2015 21:04:01
RUFC - Redfearn 'Collins Played A Real Part'
Rotherham : 28/11/2015 20:09:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which Of The Following Ex-Millers Would You Like To See Again In A Rotherham Shirt
Suggested By:  
Alfie 30%
Alan Lee 8%
Alex Revell 15%
Martin McIntosh 8%
Tony Towner 34%
Leo Fortune-West 5%