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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Thank you responders, the player receiving YC was the only one instigating (the other was being protected). That is why im surprised he followed up directly with the AL. The team was concerned with the point deductions in standing ie (2 points for do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2018

Dimitrios G. Panagiotidis of DES PLAINES, IL United States asks...

Attacking team crosses the ball into the goal area almost parallel to goal line, goalie attempts to handle the ball but only touches it lightly still enough to make a defender (who is standing behind him and in front of the right vertical goal post) ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/23/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

During a game, I gave a caution for UB (player was getting aggressive with another for an alleged push- I never saw it-was in good position). About 10 seconds later, despite the YC, player followed opponent and loudly yelled vulgarity at him from him...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/22/2018

iain mackenzie of Brisbane, qld Australia asks...

We recently played a game and the ball was bouncing around near our goal
The referee blew the whistle and gave a drop ball from which the opponents scored directly.
I asked at half time and referee said both players has high feet so it was e...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/21/2018

Eric Baughman of Mansfield, Connecticut United States asks...

Offside question - attacker with speed takes a shot which is rebounded. His momentum carries him off the field over the goal line. Goalie and a defender are standing on the goal line. The ball is shot again (while attacker is still off field) and reb...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/20/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

In the book 'Preventive Officiating by Randy Vogt' I just read the following:

'Even though players cannot be offside from a goal kick, offside could possibly be called if a teammate receives the ball directly from the goalkeeper's dis...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/16/2018

Keith of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

Mike Dean gave a YC for GK handling just outside the PA on a lobbed shot by Middlesboro vs Aston Villa in Premier League promiton semi-final. I know its a judgment call on if the other defender could get back in time had he not handled it to be cons...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/14/2018

James F of Pittsburgh, PA USA asks...

Midway through the first half of a fairly lopsided contest the white team up 4-0 gets whistled for offside just outside the blue teams penalty area. The ball continues to move into the penalty area and a collision occurs between the blue teams keeper...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Foul recognition question. Assuming the point of contact to be the blue player's shoulder blade: if the white defender should succeed in nudging the blue player off the ball, would it be a foul? (In this case, the pass got off before light contact.)<...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/13/2018

Andrew of Wilmington, Nc Usa asks...

I've got a little dispute with another official. If an obvious goal is scored, are you as a referee required to be the whistle? I believe the laws say no. What's the correct response?...

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