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Mechanics 9/21/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Recently I saw a Barcelona game where Messi got a yellow card, apparently because he asked the referee to give someone else a yellow card. The announcer said it was mandatory under the new laws.

I looked all over, but couldn't find it menti...

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Mechanics 9/14/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

I understand your reasonings for why you think this is not a great practice. I adopted it after having a number of instances where the player has had it hit the upright, come down to the goal line, and be a question if it was a goal or not, both as a...

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Mechanics 9/10/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

Question about a practice that not many referees do that I feel they should and wonder why they don't

When a free kick is taken by a team close to the goal (say within 20-25 yards) where the kicker can easily reach the goal, I usually will w...

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Mechanics 7/21/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Having now viewed the Valencia tackle on a larger and better screen, I can certainly see why the red is issued, although the long delay in issuing the card is confusing.

In Ref MCHUGH's feedback he mentions the 'Finger tips feeling' lesson ...

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Mechanics 7/10/2017

david of seattle, wa usa asks...

Thoughts on using a different style of whistle during different types of play?

I always use a typical whistle, Fox 40 or similar. But I was thinking of getting a few different types of whistles depending on situations

If i'm doing a...

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Mechanics 7/5/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/video/982179395584/VAR-lets-elbow-to-the-face-off-lightly
Only a Yellow - and after a VAR !

If this is not a red what is - and they had the luxury of the equivalent of sitting on a couch with remote in han...

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Mechanics 6/20/2017

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

During an assessment as a center, my assessor said I should be at the drop zone during free kicks, can anyone elaborate on this term? I always felt as long as I could see the ar and stay about ten yards away from the players , I was fine....

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Mechanics 6/20/2017

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

What is the best position for the center ref to be in , in order, to assess field player encroachment during the penalty. Also, what us the restart if the kicker feints, how about if the ball goes backward at first touch? ...

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Mechanics 6/9/2017

bob of new york, ny usa asks...

Question about if what I do as a referee is professional or not

Like all youth soccer leagues our league frequently is short of referees for games, and we are required to ask the sidelines (parents) for a volunteer to call balls out of play....

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Mechanics 5/28/2017

Tim Spotts of Lititz , PA USA asks...

When a goal is scored, what is the order of the referees writing down the score, lead,trail,center? ...

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