Referee’s are often singled out for all the wrong reasons. Criticised for giving a goal that should never have stood, analysed after sending players off and lambasted by irate managers for costing their side a crucial result.
But what about the men – and women (as Amy Rayner recently showed) – in the black who have made the right judgment calls in the big matches, when it matters?
Here, Sportsmail columnist – and former FIFA and Barclays Premier League match official – Graham Poll pays homage to the men in the middle who have stood out for all the right reasons.
Today we continue with Nos 20-11, pinpointing their career highlights with the whistle.
And don’t forget to post your comments below until the top 10 is revealed on Friday. (dm/mg/rex)