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The Fourth Official

John of Glasgow, Ubkted Kngdom asks...

Hi..I watched a football match on television at the weekend and one of the managers was asked why he made a half-time substitution and he replied " The fourth official gave me the nod and told me that as he had been booked and had commited another co...

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The Fourth Official 10/12/2002

Marc Watson of Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK asks...

I was a reserve official in this match...About half way through the first half, a yellow midfield player stopped right in front of the centre referee, whom was a friend of mine called Tracy Thompson. He knew she was close by and stopped just before s...

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The Fourth Official

Dan of Indianapolis, IN USA asks...

Mr. Ref,..I have noticed that in a few MLS matches, the fourth official uses two sets of substitution signs (one is red for the outgoing player, the other green for the incoming). I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction on where...

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The Fourth Official

Bill Rawlings of London, UK asks...

In a penalty shootout where one team has had a player sent off during the game, what happens after 10 penalties each have been taken and the scores are still level? Can the team with only 10 men continue to take their penalties starting with the firs...

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The Fourth Official

Markus Hoddins of Hastings, England asks...

In a penalty shoot out when a team has had a player sent off what would happen if it came round to the sent off players penalty assuming the two teams were level would the team with ten men win by default...

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