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Law 5 - The Referee 3/8/2009

Steve of Long Island, New York USA asks...

99% of the games that I and most referees in my area do are solos with no ARs - only club parent linesman, no linesman at all. One situation that often occurs is when you are closely trailing a player on an attack, and he/she crosses the ball to the ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 3/8/2009

Steve of Long Island, New York USA asks...

Recently I was officiating a BU9 game and I came on a situatuion with a coach i'd never encountered. Defender on Team A Kicks a rolling ball, the ball deflects sideways/backwards off of his foot toward the keeper (inside the PA). Just as the keeper i...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/8/2009

Carl Cutrell of Hendersonville, TN USA asks...

We had a girl that was offsides to the far right of the goal. She was nowhere near the play.

Another girl who was onsides, recieved the ball almost in the center of the field (if not a little to the left center) and scored the goal.

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/8/2009

mike of bethlehem, pa U.S asks...

hi my name is mike and i just passed my test for being a referee and i am wondering is it really nerve racking for your first game? cause im 14 and im kind of nervous of making a bad call...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/8/2009

Matt of Lawrenceville, Georgia USA asks...

After a goal is scored what should a referee do?

Ed. this question has no e-mail address...

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League Specific 3/7/2009

Carlos Costa of Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA asks...

According to your answer the referee does not have to wait for the exiting player to cross the line to restart the game. Consider the following scenerario: A team subs 10 players at once. I bet that ref will wait for all to leave and then even rec...

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Character, Attitude and Control 3/6/2009

Dan of Topeka, KS USA asks...

This isn't a follow up question, but since it is that time of year where a lot of new referess have just become certified, I would like to pass along something I saw a few years ago. (it may have even been on here. This little bit of wisdom really ...

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League Specific 3/5/2009

Ritchie of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

A ticketed referee gets injured in the second half and can't continue...the game has club linesmen...the coach of the home team agrees to take the referee's spot...in our league it is the responsibility of the home team to provide a referee if one do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/5/2009

Spurs of b, b UK asks...

A defender takes a goalkick to his keeper.

Keeper then kicks it back into his area & picks it up.

Is this deemed a backpass?!...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 3/5/2009

Tom Woodruff of Red Wing, MN. United State of America asks...

After a goal is scored, I realize before the restart of the game, that the scoring team had too many players on the field what is the santion?...

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