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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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Mechanics 5/18/2017

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Thank you for that great response. I have ejected 2 spectators over 7 years on my own accord (one after I had the coach speak to a disrespectful crowd area). Should I be ejecting spectators directly or having coaches do it?...

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Mechanics 5/17/2017

Gary of nashua, NH usa asks...

If a coach that you have asked to leave refuses to do so, is the only option to abandon the match? I once regretted not ejecting a coach for verbal mistreatment, fearing he wouldn't leave and continue to mock me in front of young players.I did howeve...

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Mechanics 4/26/2017

Trent Futrell of KNOXVILLE, TN - Tennessee USA asks...

I've been refereeing games for a couple years and I believe that soccer is a physical game and there will be contact. Any advice on how to judge if too much contact is going on? I try not to interrupt the game with a ton of whistle blowing unless n...

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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.

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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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