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Law 5 - The Referee 2/10/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Indeed the panel did have the restart correct and my comprehension was off track, and that is why I consider this site a valuable tool.

I totally 'get' the situations Ref Grove mentions, e.g. an offence off the other side of the field (so no...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/9/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

For what it's worth, AYSO allows a referee to eject a parent. The normal procedure is to first get the coach to control the parent. It usually starts with a parent standing near one end of the field yelling instructions, which is not permitted. If...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/9/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Not sure just how many years Ref Dawson had at the time of the match he mentions, but I know that I am only to start my sixth year shortly, and (thankfully) have not experienced a situation like the one that he (and Ref McHugh similarly) have.

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/8/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Abandon match.

This a follow up to something Ref Dawson mentioned in his reply to an earlier post from Gary of Niagara Falls - post 31225).

One thing Ref Dawson mention was, that he wished he had abandoned a particular some years ag...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/7/2017

bob of ny, ny usa asks...

What should the typical plan of action be for removing unruly parents from sidelines of games? I do youth soccer, so I am specifically talking parents. I assume that higher level games like high school, college, etc you have security that can remove ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/29/2017

Ali of Manama, Manama Bahrain asks...

If a ref gives a player a yellow card for a tackle, can he change that to a red card if the medical team find out its a really bad injury (i.e. Broken bone etc) to the player who was tackled?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/28/2017

Hannah Shay of Keysville, Virginia United States asks...

After a card is displayed to a player a Referee may not change or correct the decision but may provide relevant information in the game report if the card was displayed in error. Is this true or false?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/25/2017

Krez of Bogalusa, LA United States asks...

Time is about to expire. There is a deliberate handball in the box and the AR raises his flag. The referee does not see the flag or the foul and blows to end the game. The AR calls the referee over and they talk. He then calls the players back on and...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/23/2017

Liam of Las Vegas, USA asks...

Question I'm new to reffing and I had a incident at a match a few weeks ago in a rec league game with a coach who had been heckling me all game and finally said this ref doesen't know what he is f***ing doing over a throw in. I was shocked that someo...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2017

oliver of sydney, nsw australia asks...

The following items summarise your powers and duties as a referee. However we got a bit carried away and included some items that are not in the Laws. Your task is to check Law 5 (and possibly other relevant Laws) to discover which items are part of ...

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