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Mechanics 3/12/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Something you don't see too often, advantage signalled, and then almost immediately called back for the foul.

Fast forward to the 5:09 mark.
http://www.fullmatchesandshows.com/2017/03/11/everton-vs-west-bromwich-albion-highlights-2/
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Mechanics 3/7/2017

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Since I was trained in Virginia and have only really refereed in Virginia, I've never really had to contend with snow before or even given much thought to it. However, I'm refereeing in a tournament this weekend and the forecast is for snow.

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Mechanics 3/6/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Not that it will every affect the level that I am involved in, however, I wonder how Zlatan's elbow will be treated by the match review committee.

Obviously, it all depends on what Match Ref K Friend includes in his report.

What is ...

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Mechanics 3/6/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Can only agree with Ref Dawson's opening comment around acceptable levels and how players (and the match crew) take their cue from what is called / asked.

Our challenge is when an individual accepts/rejects a different level to most others....

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Mechanics 2/14/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Video refereeing - what would be the out come of the Bellerin / Alonso clash from the recent Arsenal v Chelsea match.

Some debate as to should the goal stand, and possible valid points on either side of the debate. Still, it has me wondering...

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Mechanics 2/14/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Great example of the benefits of having ARs.

In the Bournemouth v Man City match overnight, Bournemouth were correctly denied a goal.

fast forward to the 4:27 mark in the clip.
http://www.fullmatchesandshows.com/2017/02/13/afc-b...

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Mechanics 1/27/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

When I'm a centre ref and realize that I'm going to be in the way of a play: if there's no obvious exit for me, I clearly tell the player with the ball, 'I'll stay here.'

I then stand still until the ball leaves my immediate area.

M...

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Mechanics 11/17/2016

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The debate about the temperamental antics of a player storming of the FOP without the permission of the CR, and seemingly not to return could have one other aspect to consider.

At general park level footy, overall it probably is of little po...

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Mechanics 10/20/2016

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Good points that both Ref's McHugh and Dawson make re 'Pro game' with a four person crew and their collective views of what else is/maybe happening around the incident.

Thinking about this now, certainly if I was a lone official in a Rec mat...

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Mechanics 10/18/2016

Tom of Birmingham, UK asks...

If a player commits a bootable offence but the ref let's play continue with the intention of booking the player when play stops, if the player in question then commits another bootable offence but it is before play has been stopped for the first offe...

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