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To recover You Call it answers use the .. Articles.. link button 3rd top left . NEW YOU CALL IT for JAN 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR Well done to those who gave the DEC one a try , it had some twists t it. Sal , Paul Hofmann, Adrian Lee, Derek Cary, Nate Lloyd were a few of the USA referees who had some good thoughts as did our Aussie referees Simon & Russell from down under.
A number of responses to the January question has prompted me to remind those answering really read the hints!
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/17/2017

RE: All levels Other

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

A teammate cannot use trickery to allow his goalkeeper to legally use his hands. If the referee stops play for this, where is the IFK taken? From where the keeper touches the ball with his hands, or where his teammate used the tricky tactic?

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2017

RE: Competitive Under 19

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia USA asks...

After reading revised wording in Law 5, I found the following question on my recertification exam: (T/F) The referee can show the red card or yellow card only after the match has begun. Knowing the Law says the referee 'has the power to show yellow...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/16/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Carlos of Lisboa, Lisboa Portugal asks...

I would like to have your opinion on the following.

The goal was allowed and ,In my opinion, was a correct judgment by the referee.

But this gola has created plenty of controversy a...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2017

RE: Competive Under 15

oliver of sydney, nsw australia asks...

The following items summarise your powers and duties as a referee. However we got a bit carried away and included some items that are not in the Laws. Your task is to check Law 5 (and possibly other relevant Laws) to discover which items are part of ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2017

RE: Adult

Referee of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...

I just seen in aleague a referee stop play for a foul and issues second yellow and show a red. After which the player is seen to abuse him. The ref look angry and then pulled out the card issued a red again. It can not be changed to straight red can...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2017

RE: Adult

John Watkins of Norwich, Norfolk UK asks...

Does the ref have to stop play in order to book a player for simulation?...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/15/2017

RE: Under 14

Nik of Maidenhead, U.K. asks...

Hi we played a team today that tucked the laces in to their boots rather than tiring them up, is this correct?

If that boot comes off and injures a player or even if the player in question is injured in a tackle then who is liable?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/14/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australis asks...

The LOTG state:

Law 5 now allows the referee to send a player off before the kick-off (from the pre-match inspection of the field of play onwards).

Questions is around how far in advance of the scheduled start time of a match can we...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/14/2017

RE: Adult

ray warren of brecon, powys uk asks...

attacking team are breaking and the player on the ball passes the ball forward to a player in an offside position. Whilst in flight it is deflected slightly by hitting the defender but still finds its way to the attacking player in the offside positi...

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Law 3 - The Players 1/13/2017

RE: Adult

Player of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...


Can injured play who gets treatment go off field behind goal or is It only sideline? ...

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