Friday, July 9, 2010
England take charge
English football has to take all the positives it can get right now and to hear that referee Howard Webb (left) will be the man in middle for the Netherlands v Spain World Cup Final on Monday morning at 1.30am, is something worth celebrating. Webb has already officiated at three games in the competition and was the powerbrokers choice to get the all-important final. The 38-year-old will be aided by his assistants Darren Cann and Michael Mullarkey during the game in Johannesburg. He will be the first Englishman to referee the final since Jack Taylor in 1974, when Netherlands were beaten by West Germany. The South Yorkshire policeman will make a little piece of football history in that he will become the first person to have refereed the Champions League and the World Cup final in the same year. Well done Webby.