|Birth Day||July 29, 1963|
|Age||57 YEARS OLD|
One of Britain's most prominent referees, he called the Premiere League's biggest matches, and several of the World Cup matches in 2006.
After retiring from football, he occasionally appeared on the syndicated radio show World Soccer Daily, and with columns in Sky News Sunrise.
He had two children with wife Julie.
The Australia-Croatia game was not his first run-in with criticism: in 2004 Premier League game he controversially allowed a free kick to Arsenal's Thierry Henry.