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Character, Attitude and Control 8/20/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Thanks so much for your response! It is interesting to read the different perspectives and ways of looking at a play. After I submitted the question, based on some feedback from various players who referenced an earlier incident in the same game th...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/18/2014

jennifer ness of midlothian, Virginia United States asks...

Is it approiate for a player to approach the Head Ref if he has been punched in the head while on the ground after a confrontation for the ball? This incident was witnessed by the other defenders and fans on the sideline so lots of emotion at the mom...

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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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