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Character, Attitude and Control 8/18/2014

rick ness of midlothian, va usa asks...

If a player punches an opposing player during a tackle and the Ref. and AR
some how miss the misconduct. Is it approiate for the player to complain to the ref. ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/2/2014

J. Tyler of Wilm, DE 19810 asks...

Situation- 2-0 game 7 minutes to play. Player from team scores and after scoring runs into the goal to get the ball so he can get it back into play as quickly as possible. He picks up the ball and the goal keeper smacks it out of his hands and a 'sl...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/27/2014

pete of floral park, new york usa asks...

hi refs,

In my game today the opposing goalkeeper
made a bad attempt at clearing the ball
our forward hit the ball which was going
over the keepers head and clearly on target
the goalkeeper jumped up and stopped the shot b...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/9/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm glad to see that many of you (who I've come to respect greatly) feel that more cards should have been given out at the cup games. A number of games started out with no cards given in the first half & things escalated quickly. It made it necessa...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/7/2014

Jason Coker of Wylie, Texas US asks...

Don't feed the internet trolls!
This site is great and you all do an awesome job with it. As a new grade 8 ref, I find this site invaluable. The variety of topics and insightful answers keep me coming back every few days. If I need quick answers ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/6/2014

Jaewan Kim of Yardley, PA USA asks...

Dutch GK Krul's actions towards the Costa Rican penalty takers are generating some backlashes. I thought his actions were clearly unsporting, and he should have been cautioned by the ref. Since he was not stopped by the referee, he continued.

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Character, Attitude and Control 6/20/2014

Hammy of St.Albans, Herts England asks...

In about the 80th minute of last nights England/Uruguay game the ball went off for a throw yards into the Uruguayan half of the pitch. The England player commited a foul throw for not taking it in the right place. The Uruguayan player then walks a nu...

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Character, Attitude and Control 6/18/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm still trying to learn judgement calls on fouls. I know the rules, but I would still like to learn the application better, as I don't want to whistle all the time, but I don't want things to get out of hand. Do you know of any online videos that...

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Character, Attitude and Control 6/15/2014

Tim Otten of Urbandale, Iowa United States asks...

Is it proper for a parent of a player to officiate a game involving a rival school? For instance, in town rivals play in the state tournament. The winning team moves on and the next game a parent of a player on the losing team officiates the rival ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/29/2013

Brent of Frisco, TX USA asks...

I feel I was illegally red carded in a game where a female linesman overruled the head ref's call of awarding my team a penalty kick.

I was dribbling down the far right side of the penalty area when a defender along the goal side of me on my...

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