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Mechanics 11/15/2009

Joe Iano of Seattle, WA USA asks...

During halftime, AR2 (I was AR1) says to the center that he saw a holding foul in the penalty area and tried to make eye contact with the center to indicate he had seen a foul that would result in a PK if called. The center said he didn't see the fou...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/13/2009

Paul Hofmann of Smyrna, Ga. USA asks...

Interesting answers as always....I must say I love this website and truly appreciate the efforts that you all put in to make it the valuable resource that it is.
Most interesting is that the responses were roughly a 50/50 split, with Refs McHu...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/13/2009

James of Gulf Breeze, Florida U.S.A. asks...

An interesting situation occurred in a U-10 match I was officiating last week. I called for a penalty kick, and the keeper was too tall to be able to stand on the goal line. So, I decided to let him move off the line, so that he would not injure hims...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/13/2009

Simon Rhodes of Indianapolis, IN USA asks...

There is a trend in the modern game for defenders to shepherd a ball last kicked by the opposition out of bounds so that their team is then awarded a goal kick. In my opinion when the bulk of the defender's effort is on pressing back on the attacker,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/13/2009

ryan of worcester, ma usa asks...

A player is awaiting to take a free kick from the half. While the play is dead (free kick not taken yet). A player is pushed in the penalty box as they scramble for position. Should a penalty kick be awarded, or yellow card given to person who pus...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/13/2009

steven of sydney, nSW australia asks...

if a player makes a bad tackle but gets the ball first can it be a foul ?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/11/2009

Mike of NorCal, CA USA asks...

If during play something happens worthy of a yellow (or a red card) that stops play with a whistle but you, as ref, see an advantage has developed (such as a quick restart by the team that was fouled with Keeper away from goal) so you decide to conti...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 11/11/2009

Aaron of waterloo, ontario canada asks...

I was refereeing a game that went into a penalty shootout. On one of the kicks, the ball struck the crossbar, came back towards the field and then hit the goalie's back (who was off the line) and then rolled into the net. It was my interpretation t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/11/2009

Larry Kapp of Middletown, PA USA asks...

I was the center. A ball deflected off a defensive player and towards the goalie when it appeared that it might've gone in the goal in the air, and then was knocked out by the goalie. I couldn't tell from my position, so I looked to my AR who gave n...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/11/2009

Paul Hofmann of Smyrna, Georgia USA asks...

A ball is deliberately kicked back to the keeper, who attempts to use her feet to Boom the ball up field to clear the area. However in the muddy field conditions she misplays the ball, still kicking it with her foot in accordance with the rules, but...

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