Dr Tom Webb from DSES Launches Book

Dr Tom Webb adds to the list of DSES staff who have recently published books with his book ‘Elite Soccer Referees; Officiating in the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A’ scheduled for launch in April 2017.


The book provides an in-depth exploration of the evolution of the match official and includes exclusive interviews with elite and ex-elite referees, as well as with professional soccer managers. The book is a fascinating read for all students with an interest in soccer, sport history, sport policy, sport management and the sociology of sport.


Tom’s referee and match official research has received a great deal of interest from the national and international media, where he has been interviewed by broadcasters such as BBC Radio 5 live, Talk Sport, Times, Radio 4 and Sky Sports. Tom’s book will soon be available online and in all good bookshops!

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