Soccer Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Pre-Game
Fitness
Mechanics
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School
Other


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login

Question Number: 31256

Mechanics 2/14/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Great example of the benefits of having ARs.

In the Bournemouth v Man City match overnight, Bournemouth were correctly denied a goal.

fast forward to the 4:27 mark in the clip.
http://www.fullmatchesandshows.com/2017/02/13/afc-bournemouth-vs-manchester-city-highlights/

At first I though it was great vision by the CR, and an example of how having ARs allow you to look around more, however, with the replay, it looks liket the near side AR (out of sight in the clip) was possibly the one to pick up the foul by King on Stones. I'm thinking it was he, as the restart location is to far from the foul point, and I'd like to think that if it was the CR that spotted the foul, then he would have been more accurate with the restart location.
Not that this is a 'blade of grass' moment.

In any case, great officiating from the crew.

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Russell
It was stated in commentary that the decision was made by the referee not the assistant? So there is a question mark there as to who saw it.
Now in my opinion I think that the lead AR does not show obvious signs that he seen the incident. In fact he could be seen to be running with play with no flag. Now he could have verbally shouted foul on the mike to the referee or perhaps the trail AR shouted for the foul or the 4th official?
The replays also show a lengthy delay from the foul to the award of the free kick by the referee. That does not look great from a credibility perspective. So while the referee crew got the decision correct it is questionable how they got there.



Read other questions answered by Referee Joe McHugh

View Referee Joe McHugh profile

Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

HI Russell,
a correct decision is 100% better than a wrong one I grant you but no official here is covered in glory for how it was arrived at. Yet I agree it was correct so phish tosh it got sorted!
Cheers



Read other questions answered by Referee Richard Dawson

View Referee Richard Dawson profile

Ask a Follow Up Question to Q# 31256
Read other Q & A regarding Mechanics

Google
Web AskTheRef.com
Soccer Referee Extras


Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.


Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer


Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef





This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.