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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/18/2013

John of Newbridge , Kildare Ireland asks...

Hello
I Play in goals and have done for some time
In a recent game I received a back pass from a defender
I tried clearing the ball but miskicked it
The ball went straight up into the air
I dived and caught it on the way down ...

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Mechanics 2/6/2013

Julian Osborne of Cambridge, Ontario Canada asks...

Does anyone have any experience using the Ref's Call Electronic Beeper Flag set from Official Sports? Is it any good or a piece of junk?
Thanks...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/27/2013

Robert of Winchester, England asks...

Why do referees not penalise goalkeepers for holding onto the ball for more than 6 seconds. We see this sort of foul every week in the English game but it's NEVER punished. Why not?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/21/2013

John Atkinson of London, England asks...

This sounds like a strange question but here it is...

Is a very late tackle always a cautionable offence? So many times in Premier League games you'll see a player getting cautioned for a tackle the commentator will describe as 'very late' -...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/11/2013

robert of Jacksonville, Fl Duval asks...

I hope this is an appropriate question. Advice to Referees, 19.7: 'Remember that male and female players use their arms diffrently. Females, due to differences in center of gravity stemming from their different construction, Raise their arms in large...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/25/2012

Barrie Monks of la crosse, Wisconsin USA asks...

An attacker runs clear through on goal and is brought down in the penalty area by the goalkeeper. The ball breaks to a trailing attacker so the ref delays the whistle. The second attacker, realizing that if he takes the advantage the goalkeeper wil...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 9/12/2011

Cecil Chapman of Lisburn, county antrim Northern Ireland asks...

I awarded a free kick on edge of box to attacking team the wall broke a split second before ball was struck, at the same time i blew for a retake as the ball entered the goal i allowed the goal to stand was i right to do this or should i have disallo...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/15/2011

John pensinger of adelanto, ca usa asks...

While playing keeper an opponent on a breakaway pushed the ball to far in front of himself allowing me to come out and kick the ball out. Afterwards the attacker ran into me and the ref called me for charging even though I played the ball before he m...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/15/2011

Matt of Farmington, Utah USA asks...

In my daughter's game yesterday, an opponent took it upon herself to be a little silly. The ball was coming toward her in the air, and it bounced in front of her. On the upward flight of the ball, the player tugged her jersey out in front of her, a...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/15/2011

Gareth Hughes of Manchester, Stockport England asks...

Whilst Refereeing in a very close game (3-2) something odd happened and although i'm right in law, i don't think other refs have got this wrong as i had a barrage of complaints as it happened last week and was a diferent outcome.

Any way Blu...

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