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Character, Attitude and Control 9/29/2013

terry youll of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear England asks...

If there is a junior Ref (in age and experience) who is over zealous and is making many enemies in the league clubs. He talks to adults and kids alike in a patronizing manner and is constantly threatening to either send spectators off or report thei...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/26/2013

John Lubeck of Livermore, CA USA asks...

In my opinion the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Dallas game on Saturday 8/24 in Dallas was the worst job of officiating I have ever seen. Baldomero Toledo saw phantom PKs where there was only a dive, missed PKs when there were and worst of all gave a str...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/16/2013

vernon of barrington, illinois 60010 asks...

Situation: On losing team, a pouty, attitude-heavy 15 yr old boy (who was cautioned earlier in the match for UB) refuses to join handshake line after match. Instead he goes to pout on the bench in a display of disrespect to the opposing team. So wh...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/5/2013

Hector Rojas of Aurora, Colorado United States of America asks...

Hi, I was referee at a local league, the game was a bit heated because both teams were fouling each other. I talked to the teams at half time about it and urged them to play without hitting each other. They agreed to this. 10 minutes into the second ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/17/2012

Ref Michael of Twain Harte , ca USA asks...

Good morning,

I had the opportunity to center a U14 boys division 1 match this weekend. Our league has a policy that fans offer only positive encouragement to players on the field. We have all had that one parent that is 5 or 6 decibels abo...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/14/2012

andrew froggatt of lincolnshire, wainfleet england asks...

this sunday will be my first competitive game
.have u any tips for me as im feeling a wee bit nervous / my partner's son is in the team im reffing so it adds that more pressure to get things right and off to a good start thanx ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/12/2012

Harris of Somewhere, Someplace Canada asks...

As you mentioned, I typically work with players in normal tones rather than or berating simply because all the players are older than me. I'm only 20 and players in the league are at least 27+ so I have trouble simply gaining their respect on my own....

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/5/2012

Harris Rasheed of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

When two players have a problem with each other in the game and I want to bring the temperature and animosity between the two of them down, I typically call them both over to have a friendly chat so that I can calm them down. This airs out the dirty ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/23/2012

JONATHAN of Durban, Natal South Africa asks...

Do players & coaches have a right to Question every decision made by the referee

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/9/2012

Ryan of Dallas, TX USA asks...

Coach is warned in the first 3 minutes of play for screaming at me. (for a foul that had apparently happened right in front of her, but i could not see because of girls in the way and my AR did not see anything either). Later in the game a rough play...

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