Put your questions to World Cup ref Graham Poll

Graham PollThe World Cup is just round the corner and you can rest assured that it won’t take long before the refereeing controversy starts.

Before the tournament is out, chances are at least one official will have struck one of the participating countries off their list of future holiday options, whilst simultaneously guaranteeing themselves a civic reception and cult hero status in another.

Wind the clock back four years and a English referee was in that very position. Graham Poll knows a thing or two about World Cup controversy following his ‘three card trick’ in sending off Croatia’s Josep Simunic after his three yellow cards against Australia in 2006.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime mistake from a referee with over 1,500 matches and two World Cup apperances under his belt but, four years on, is still the one decision that he is asked about more than any other.

So with the world and his wife wanting to ask about World Cup pressure, the UK’s top official of the last decade is fit to deal with even the toughest of questions… which is where you lot come in!

Poll is Club Website’s refereeing guru and is on hand to set the record straight for you lot out there each and every month in our monthly e-newsletter – The Club House.

Put your question to Graham and win his World Cup book!

If you have a poser for Graham – whether it’s about a decision from the World Cup or the Dog & Duck on a Sunday morning – email it to [email protected] or just post it in the comments field below.

The best questions are answered in The Club House every month and, if you ask Graham’s Question of the Month, you can win a copy of his book on some of the biggest World Cup refereeing controversies – Geoff Hurst and the Hand of God.

So get involved and put Graham Poll on the spot this World Cup with Club Website!

Check out Graham’s latest offering in June’s edition of The Club House.

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  1. KEITH RAWCLIFFE on June 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Graham we all heard about about players swearing at refs at this world cup, is this just aimed at us England, as i have just watched 1st haf of Portugal v I Coast and every decision the ref made, the Portugal players swore or moaned.Is every one anti England or is it just plattini and blatter, cheers

  2. Jack Wilkin on June 16, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Keith the thing is, with them swearing at the referee its all about what there saying and knowing what content there saying it in, the England players have had a heads up as all of the 32 world cup teams have. there referees’s are immaculate and im sure all decisions are dealt with correctly even though most of the players who approach th referee should be walked! Cheers, Jack.

  3. James Flynn on November 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    What was the original and modern purpose of the “6 yard box” please

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