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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/11/2018

Andrew of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Determining the outcome of a match and kicks from the penalty follow up question.

Where the player had his socks down around his ankles and the opposition were making a fuss and the referee asked the player to correct his equipment is the re...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/11/2018

Andrew of Glenmore Park, NSW Australia asks...

My question is regarding kicks from the penalty mark and determining the outcome of a match.

What action does a referee take when a kicker makes his way and into the penalty area to take the kick and the referee notices that the kicker is no...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/10/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I agree completely with the responses to this question.

When my daughter played in both junior high & high school, we had coaches that were disrespectful to the referees. Most of the spectators (parents), didn't know the rules & when ...

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High School 8/10/2018

Henry Tomer of Allison Park, PA United States asks...

Girl's High School game. Team on offense took a shot on goal. Goalkeeper easily caught the ball. The player who shot the ball kept her momentum going forward - to probably to see if there was going to be a rebound. The offensive player slowed dow...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/9/2018

chris of seattle, washington usa asks...

I do not respond at all to dissent by players or coaches. I feel that as a referee, I am expected to receive some level of verbal abuse or language directed towards me. If profanities or direct insults come out, then yes I will discuss that with the ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/8/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

On the topic of trying to find ways to reduce the possibility of a player being dismissed due to a low level technical foul (and therefore a ref not calling such a foul), I wonder if 'Team' fouls might some day have a place in football.

A ki...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/7/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Clearly I am in a debating mood !

Ref Dawson said 'Not a chance in hell would I bring back the blue goal for a 2 touch violation by the keeper.'

So if a double touch violation did occur, he is saying he is not going to call it becau...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/6/2018

bill odell of beaumont, ca. riverside asks...

attacker takes shot inside the 18 - defender jumps up with back turned towards the attacker but with arms raised above head - blocks ball with arms, i blow my whistle for hand ball but by the time i got whistle blown ball had entered the goal. i had ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/5/2018

Keith T of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

One aspect of this whole thread that wasnt addressed: if advantage is truly realized after a tactical foul or DOGSO, is it really appropriate to card the offender at the next stoppage? The law doesnt mention attempt but actually stopping a promising...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/5/2018

Randall Longhouse of ORLANDO, FL United States asks...

I am frequently involved in matches where the defending team, after committing a foul, stand in front of the ball to delay the restart. They retreat slowly once I verbally indicate to do so, or we do a ceremonial restart once the attacking team asks...

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