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Law 15 - Throw In 5/2/2009

Bernard of Denmark, Western Australia Australia asks...


Match Ref was penalising our thrower for moving when throwing. Her action was to drag her trailing foot whilst throwing but otherwise the throw was correct. SHe was facing the pitch, both feet on the ground, feet behind the line and...

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Other 4/28/2009

Bob Roach of Charlottesville, VA USA asks...

A sad day. When I read the questions and then the responses, I always looked for Ref Fleischer's answer first. It was not only accurate and informative, but quite often entertaining. I was on the other end of a couple of ref's 'barbs' and truly got a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2009

James Hull of Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant asks...

This past weekend I witnessed what I believe was unsportsmanlike conduct from an opposing team.

One of our players was hit in the ear with ball and was in extreme pain. The ref stopped the game and all but 3 players on the opposing team too...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2009

robert of brick, NJ United States asks...

when an infringement of Law 12 occurs, when a player intentionally passes a ball back to the goalkeeper who handles it, where is the restart (IDFK) taken from? Is it from the spot where the player passed the ball back or is it from the spot where th...

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Other 4/27/2009

Derek H of Vacaville, CA USA asks...

Re: Ref Fleischer
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Chuck. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
I can freely admit that Chuck had more influence on me as referee than any other person by a wide margin. My referee skills were ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2009

EM Pearson of Medina, TN USA asks...

You all do such a great job that I am sorry to tell you that you muffed this question.

The query is a very relevant one; indeed, I see it all the time from EPL down to my pitches. The offensive player gets his shot off; the next instant he ...

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Other 4/27/2009

Cheryl of San Antonio, TX USA asks...

When a score is wiped out for a game and the abreviation CC is put in its place, what does that stand for?...

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League Specific 4/27/2009

Debbie of livermore, ca usa asks...

My son was told that if he plays one year at a high school then transfers to the other high school in town, he would have to sit the bench a minimum of one year. Is this true?...

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League Specific 4/27/2009

Allen Wynn of Snellville, Georgia USA asks...

Georgia youth soccer does not allow hard casts. I have a player who recently broke her arm near the wrist and was in a hard cast for several weeks, at which time she did not play. Her cast was recently removed and the doctor put her in a soft remov...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/27/2009

JAB of River Grove, IN USA asks...

I have a question as to a referees professional standards versus their position as an employee.

As a referee (which I am not) I believe your first priorities are the safety of the players, the integrity of the game, and your individual prof...

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