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Mechanics 10/15/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Panelist Jason Wright says, 'Generally speaking, I'm with you. I think this is bordering on 'tactical advice', like telling a PIOP not to play the ball.'

I think we can learn from the way other sports are officiated: ice hockey, for example....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2018

Paul of Sonoma, CA USA asks...

If a foul is called in the penalty area in a 9v9 match. Is it a PK from the spot? We had a referee who called a direct kick inside the box say it was not a PK...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

'deliberately kicked to the goalkeeper by a teammate.'

There was some discussion about this at a ref meeting last year. I'll give you some scenarios and see what you think about them:

1.) A defender is on the ground in the penalty a...

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Mechanics 10/14/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA USA asks...

Referee Jason Wright says 'they can ask the ref (most referees will answer'. I think I would answer a question about GK picking up the ball - a quick 'ok hands' or 'no hands', with some hand or head motions as well.

But would you give a GK ...

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Mechanics 10/14/2018

Ryan Brenneman of CHarlotte, NC USA asks...

Game today with my kids U15 club team. Referee called a foul out side the 18. Other team tries a quick kick. There was some issue immediately and he blew the whistle and brought the ball back. He then allowed the team to quick kick it again. My thoug...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/13/2018

Brian Kerrigan of Brooklyn, NY 11231 asks...

A defender and an attacker are racing back for a through ball. The defender gets to the ball first and makes a clear attempt to kick the ball (kicked very hard) out over the by-line. The kick accidentally goes toward the keeper who then handles it. T...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/12/2018

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , North Carolina USA asks...

Team is playing four defenders. Right inside D stops a long played ball. The offensive player who played it long is closing quickly. Player looks left and plays a slightly negative ball across the inside of the 18. Goalie takes 3 steps forward from h...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/12/2018

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , North Carolina USA asks...

Referee Dawson states in the referenced question that for offsides, what the defender does is not taken into account. Example: striker is PIOP at the PK mark. Rt wing carries past theoutside last defender and turns toward goal. Center defender sees s...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/12/2018

Brian White of Palmer, MA United States asks...

Thanks for you insight into shoulder charges. In the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUCPFrOV8JM

you state that this is a legal charge.

Yet I see it as a pushing foul, specifically because the arm/elbow come u...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/10/2018

gary of nashua, nh 03060 asks...

Had an instance in a coed adult game in which a defensive thin tall player charged a very burley player from behind (25 to 35 degrees) with his head leading. Offensive player fell forward but kept ball, seeing he was near goal, I allowed play to cont...

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