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Mechanics 6/18/2018

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

As an AR what do I do when the coach next to me is yammering on and on that offside calls should be made when he is either in no position to make the judgement and/or the player in an offside position has not yet even gotten involved in play? This ...

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Mechanics 6/17/2018

Hassan Firaz of Male, Maldives asks...

yesterday's bright challenge cup match, AR up his flag for offside, for that attacking player stop running, at the same time defending players also stop. referee didn't blow his whistle. An other attacking player came and get the ball and he continu...

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Mechanics 6/11/2018

Ollie Glixman of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

The other week I was refereeing an all age mens div 3 game where the players were aged '18-35. The game was going smoothly as normal until one player threw an unsolicited assault like punch into the opposition's jaw. This caused both sides to crowd a...

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Mechanics 6/4/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Was there any player reaction to the IDFK hindering the keeper release - yes.

The attacker did reference the Benzema /Karis moment by saying "but it was ok in the UCL final", to which I replied "yes that was ok, but then, he didnt change dir...

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Mechanics 5/24/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a question about something referee McHugh said...that he would caution both players. I thought that if you didn't see the 'initial' foul (& no AR did) that you couldn't punish that person, however unfair that may seem.

Sometimes the ...

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Mechanics 5/20/2018

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

I have watched many people play soccer and I have refereed it for 8 years. I have never played it.

I did get an E license in coaching but decided I preferred refereeing for a few reasons. I would like to know more about soccer from the coa...

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Mechanics 5/19/2018

Max of Maple Grove9, Minnesota USA asks...

Hey all,

Just got back from a 19 year old girls game as an AR.
The center ref had a more laid back style of letting the players set the tone and only calling the fouls where someone would get pushed down. Unfortunately, most of the fouls...

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Mechanics 5/7/2018

Stewart of Livermore, CA USA asks...

My question is concerning the proper location of the CR during a PK. They always stand in the penalty area, off to the side and behind the ball. Since players can be anywhere along the 18, in fact they can be on the side of the PA as long as they are...

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Mechanics 4/25/2018

Ethyn Fleischmann of Indianapolis, Indiana United States of America asks...

How does somebody get better at foul recognition?...

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Mechanics 2/19/2018

Ali Asger of Pune, MAHARASHTRA India asks...

So I was refereeing a cup final in my city yesterday. 21 out of the 22 players were on the field and ready for kickoff while only the Blue goalkeeper was taking his own sweet time to get on to the field for no justifiable reason. This delayed the ki...

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