Bobby Madley: Former Premier League referee working in sixth tier of Norwegian football

26 Nov

Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley is back working – in the sixth tier of Norwegian football.

The 33-year-old was considered one of the best young officials in the Premier League before his shock departure in the summer.

Bobby Madley was considered a rising starby the PGMOL

Madley took charge of 91 games in the English top-flight was the man in the middle in last year’s Charity Shield.

Mystery surrounded his abrupt exit from the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) –  the body responsible for match officials in England – before it emerged that he had been axed for making cruel comments on Snapchat.

According to The Sun, Madley shared a picture of a disabled man with an insensitive remark about the probability of being able to beat him in a school sports day race.

Madley, from West Yorkshire, relocated to Norway soon after and is now looking to make his mark as an official in the Scandinavian country.

In order to referee in the top-flight, he must first officiate in the lower leagues and will be assessed before a decision is made on whether he can take charge of Eliteseria games.

He has been assigned to sixth-tier club Abildso – with all referees in Norway having to be associated with a team.

Speaking to NRK TV station recently, Madley said: “I would love to take charge in Eliteseria at some point, but I have to work hard and prove my trust first. It’s just fair.

“Just because I refereed in the Premier League does not make me better than any other referee in Norway and it gives me no right to got to the top level.”

Manchester United to release new ‘fourth’ leopard print kit that costs £80 and will only be used in FIFA game

23 Nov

Manchester United fans will soon be able to buy a fourth kit, but only if they are willing to shell out a whopping £80.

Adidas have teamed up with United and FIFA game makers EA Sports to release a special leopard-print strip.

This is the Fifa 19 Manchester United kit that will be available to buy for real
This is the ‘fourth’ Manchester United kit that will be available to buy
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The unusual strip is set to be featured on FIFA 19 on the game’s Ultimate Team Mode through the FUT Transfer Market when bought in packs.

Fans will be able to buy it direct from the game or on Adidas’ online store.

It will be available to buy in adult sizes only, in XS, S, M, L and XL.

This was the Fifa fourth kit that Manchester United has last season - sadly it wasn't designed into the real thing but merely a computer graphic
This was the special FIFA kit that Manchester United had last season

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid’s red, orange and yellow fade shirt, and Real Madrid’s blue offering that looks like outer space are both available to buy.

Last season the kits were only available to be played in on the popular football game.

Now they have quite literally been brought to life.



Opening packs is the most common way of obtaining new player items for your FUT squad, and there are many different kinds of packs that you can buy and earn as rewards.

The standard pack levels are Gold, Silver, and Bronze, but there are also a number of promotional packs that will be available for limited times.

Packs contain a variety of items, including players, club items, staff, and consumables.

Alexis Sanchez: Manchester United star ‘acting weird’ in training, at ‘lowest ebb’ since Arsenal move

16 Nov

Alexis Sanchez is said to be at his “lowest ebb” since moving to Manchester United.

According to an exclusive report in The Sun, the Chilean striker has been “acting weird” while on international duty this week.

Alexis Sanchez’s career at Manchester United has not gone to plan

It comes after Sanchez was left out of the starting XI for United’s derby clash with Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

The 29-year-old appeared off the bench for only the final 17 minutes in his side’s 3-1 defeat the Etihad.

Sanchez was reportedly furious at his omission and “slammed his boots down” in the dressing room after the match.

His frustrations are claimed to have been apparent this week, with Sanchez cutting “an isolated figure” in training with Chile.

According to Chilean publication La Trecara,  Sanchez sat on one of the training pitches on his own for more than half an hour after a session, while his team-mates were nearby playing football tennis.

He was persuaded to join in with the other players, but his behaviour was described as “strange” by some of his fellow Chile stars.

Alexis Sanchez made only a cameo appearance against Manchester City

Sanchez was a high-profile signing for United from Arsenal in January but has yet to show anywhere near his best form under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

He has scored just three goals in 21 Premier League games for United and has so far started only five league games this season.

A source told The Sun: “He is totally fed up and at the end of his tether with Mourinho. He knows he can’t leave right now but is in talks with his agent about what they can do to try and sort the situation out.”

Alexis Sanchez's career in England


Games – 21

Goals – 3

Goals per game – 0.14


Games – 122

Goals – 60

Goals per game – 0.49