Being a referee is a tough, lonely job. And, as football gets ever quicker, more demanding and more exposure, it’s obvious that that job will continue to increase in pressure.

On 18th August 2010, Stoke City formally announced the signing of Jonathan Walters from Ipswich Town, for a fee of a mere £2.75m.

With additional ‘add-on’ clauses, the fee could rise to £3.25m — not a bad sum for the Tractor Boys, who had signed Walters themselves for just £100,000 from the now-defunct Chester City.

Amongst the headlines from Sunday’s football, the story of John Terry’s 26th minute substitution is the most controversial.

Matt Meir

Freelance web developer/designer. Always trying to perfect “Dad skills”. Fighter for those with SEN.

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