Cumberland Referee Colin Seel

Ask The Ref

Former Football League Referee Colin Seel answers the questions in our popular series

Cumberland FA were delighted to speak to Carlisle based former Football League Match Official Colin Seel for the next instalment of our #AskTheRef series

Scott Taylor from Cumberland FA and Cumberland County Referees' Association has begun a new #AskTheRef podcast series.

In this Episode, Scott asks the questions to former Football League Match Official Colin Seel. The Carlisle based Referee, has provided his answers in a different format to our other episodes. 

Download the transcript, grab a brew and enjoy!

From officiating in The FA Cup, working around his day job to assessing Mark Clattenburg as a young match official in the Northern League; Colin’s tales of refereeing over an almost 60-year period is a fantastic read.

With YouTube clips of Colin in action including the Football League Super Cup Final (1st Leg) between Liverpool FC and Everton FC in 1986 – the interview is fascinating!


Whether you’re a young aspiring match official, a player or someone interested in the game; it’s a must read! 

Main Photo courtesy of @RefereeingBooks ©Associated Press Photos

Listen to our other Podcasts in the series:

Episode 1 –  Kevin Mulraine  

Episode 2 –  Steve McMahon  

Episode 3 – John Mulligan  

Episode 4 – Phil Murphy and Scott Taylor  


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