2012-2013 Season
Cherry Red Books Middlesex County Football League
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The League's Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 12th June 2013, all clubs must attend (see below). County Cup matches, you must tell us the Result of your County Cup match especially if your opponents are not from this League and even if you are the AWAY team, we need to know so we can amend your fixtures (SCH)         The match day handbook is incorrect (SCH).  
Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is hereby called for Wednesday 12th June 2013

Middlesex County Football League
178 Blenheim Park
Bedfont Lane
TW14 9NW

at 7.45 p.m.

All Clubs MUST attend this meeting
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Football Stadia Improvement Fund Grant
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Telephoning in Results
All results should be phoned or texted to the number below by 17.15 hrs on Saturdays.

The information we require is
  1. Division or Cup Competition then
  2. Home Team & Score then
  3. then Away Team & Score

If it's an external competition and the home team is from outside the league
you must telephone in the result, if the match is postponed you must phone and tell the Results line!



For evening games results should be phoned in straight after the match

07867 682822

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Referees' Match Fees
Officials appointed by the league should receive
Referee: £35 Assistant Referee: £25
see Rule 13 (E) page 22 of the league Handbook

Guide to Marking Referees

Guide To Marking Referees

The mark awarded by a club must be based on the referee's overall performance, It is most important that the mark is awarded fairly and not based upon isolated incidents or previous games. The referee's performance should be determined by the table below which should act as a guide for the overall mark which should fall within the mark range for each standard of performance.

The referee was extremely accurate in decision making and very successfully controlled the game using management and communication skills to create an environment of fair play, adding real value to the game.

The referee was very accurate in decision making and successfully controlled the game using management and communication skills to create an environment of fair play.

71 - 80
The referee was accurate in decision making and controlled the game well, communicating with the players, making a positive contribution towards fair play.

The referee was reasonably accurate in decision making, controlled the game quite well and communicated with players, establishing a reasonable degree of fair play.

The referee had some shortcomings in the level of accuracy of decision making and control, with only limited success in communicating with the players resulting in variable fair play.

50 and below
The referee had significant shortcomings in the level of accuracy of decision making and control with poor communication with the players which resulted in low levels of fair play


Using a scale of up to 100 allows greater flexibility for clubs to distinguish between different refereeing performances more accurately.

A mark within each mark range can be given to reflect the referee's performance e.g. a mark of 79 indicates a somewhat better performance than a mark of 71.

A mark between 71 and 80 represents the standard of refereeing expected.

When a mark of 50 or less is awarded, an explanation must be provided to the League or Competition by completing the appropriate box on the marking form. It must include comments which could help improve the referee's future performances. Even where a referee has significant shortcomings there will have been some positive aspects which should be given credit; extremely low marks (below 20) should be very rare.

How to Decide on the referee's Mark

The following questions focus on the key areas of a referee's performance. They are intended as an "aide memoire", are not necessarily comprehensive and need not be answered individually. It is, however, worth considering them before committing yourself to a mark for the referee.


- How well did the referee control the game?
- Were the players' actions recognized correctly?
- Were the Laws applied correctly?
- Were all incidents dealt with efficiently/effectively?
- Were all the appropriate sanctions applied correctly?
- Was the referee always within reasonable distance of incidents?
- Was the referee well positioned to make critical decisions, especially in and around the penalty area?
- Did the referee understand the players' positional intentions and keep out of the way accordingly?
- Did the referee demonstrate alertness and concentration throughout the game?
- Did the referee apply the use of the advantage to suit the mood and temperature of the game?
- Was the referee aware of the players' attitude to advantage?
- Did the referee use the assistants effectively?
- Did the officials work as a team, and did the referee lead and manage them to the benefit of the game?


- How well did the referee communicate with the players during the game?
- Did the referee's level of involvement/profile suit this particular game?
- Did the referee understand the players' problems on the day ? e.g. difficult ground/weather conditions?
- Did the referee respond to the changing pattern of play/mood of players'
- Did the referee demonstrate empathy for the game, allowing it to develop in accordance with the tempo of the game?
- Was the referee pro-active in controlling of the game?
- Was the referee's authority asserted firmly without being officious
- Was the referee confident and quick thinking?
- Did the referee appear unflustered and unhurried when making critical decisions?
- Did the referee permit undue questioning of decisions?
- Did the referee deal effectively with players crowding around after decisions/incidents?
- Was effective player management in evidence?
- Was the referee's body language confident and open at all times?
- Did the pace of the game, the crowd or player pressure affect the referee negatively?

Final Thoughts

- Always try to be objective when marking. You may not obtain the most objective view by marking immediately after the game.
- Judge the performance over the whole game. Don?t be too influenced by one particular incident.
- Don't mark the referee down unfairly because your team was unlucky and lost the game or some disciplinary action was taken against your players.

LEAGUE HANDBOOK and League Rules

Please click on the blue and red MCFL badge in the heading to go to the MCFL website.
You can download the latest league rules and other documents from there.

Please click here to download your club's page for the league handbook.

Please fill in your details where shown in red in sections A, w, b, c, d, e, f, g, h and j. When completed, save the new document and send it as an email attachment to the league secretary.DONT FORGET TO TYPE IN YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ON THE FORMS

Wes Linden

Wes is on the left, with Jarnal Singh in the middle. (Jarnal is also a former MCFL referee).
Wes Linden has just completed his second season as an Assistant Referee on the Football League and completed more than 10 appointments in Championship games alone this season, as well as numerous other League One and League Two games. He had three live TV games - an FA Cup replay at Cardiff City on the BBC; a game involving Bristol City and the runners-up West Brom on BBC 1; and a quarter-final of the Johnstone Paint Trophy at Southampton v Charlton. He also referees at Contributory League level, where he's the 'man in the middle' on the Conference South, Ryman and Southern League. Yet just six seasons ago he was officiating on the Middlesex County League.

Wes as fourth official having fun with Neil Warnock
Here are his views on how the league helped his career: "I worked my way through my level 7, 6 and 5 promotions on the Middlesex County League - initially lining to more experienced, senior colleagues and then being allowed to referee some of the lower division games.

The lining experience I got was invaluable, firstly as it was a great introduction to working as an Assistant Referee and going out as a team of three, but it was also great in terms of the advice, encouragement and help I got from more senior referees. There are still lessons and tips I picked up from these guys and these matches, which I use today on the Football League.

Wes at Reading v Nottingham Forest
Refereeing on the lower divisions was excellent too - the leagues are well-organised and well-disciplined meaning that I was tested by a good, competitive standard of football. Eventually, I was offered the chance to referee on the Middlesex County Premier Division, which was tremendous experience as this gave me the chance to work with two Assistants, many of whom would be 'senior' to me but would be more than happy to share their experience and help me find my feet.

The standard of football was high and the games were of the right quality and 'toughness' to ensure I could learn the trade and prepare myself for supply league (level 4) football. I'll always be grateful to the colleagues I worked with on the Middlesex County League, who shared their advice so freely; and the teams/club officials/players I refereed, many of whom I built friendships with that still exist today. If you're looking for a good launch-pad into Senior football, I can definitely recommend the Middlesex County League."

Wes at Bristol City v West Brom

County F.A. Addresses for Referees & Clubs

Amateur FA (AFA)
Unit 3,7 Wenlock Road, London N1 7SL
Tel: 020 8733 2613


Berks & Bucks County FA
County Office
15a London Street
Faringdon, Oxon SN7 8AG
Tel: Office= 01367 242505 Fax= 01367 242158

The County Office
Sprinfield Lyons Approach
Tel: 01245 465271

Hertfordshire County FA
County Ground
Baldock Road
Tel: Office= 01462 677622 Fax= 01462 677624

London County FA
11 Hurlington Business Park
Sulivan Road
Tel: 020 7610 8360

Middlesex County FA
39 Roxborough Road
Tel: Office= 020 8515 1919 Fax= 020 8515 1910

Surrey County FA
County Office
Connaught House
36 Bridge Street
KT22 8BZ
Tel: 01372 373543
Fax: 01372 361310


Passwords for Referees and Club Secretaries

Passwords for Referees and Club Secretaries 

Referees can now log in and update their details and availability. If you are a referee on this league then please email me - julian@mitoo.co.uk - and I will send you the two passwords that you need. 

Club Secretaries can log in and update their contact details, kit colours and Team Sheets. If you are a Club Secretary on this league then please email me - julian@mitoo.co.uk - and I will send you the two passwords that you need. 

Once you are logged in you will be able to change your long password to something easier to remember.