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Mechanics 3/4/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

What to do when the referee is missing something obvious - especially at a stoppage - and you want to get his attention?

Situation 1: Night game under dim lights. Single referee.

The other team had a corner kick and the ref placed h...

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Mechanics 2/16/2016

Gwyn Williams of Bridgewater, New Jersey USA asks...

With ten minutes left in a tied game the red team scores to go ahead. Before the ensuing kick-off the red team's captain tells you that the red team now does not want you to play any advantage that may accrue to his team. He wants you to blow for the...

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Mechanics 1/14/2016

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keen to hear the panels thoughts on the Key Match Incidents in the City v Everton and Swansea v Sunderland EPL matches....

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Mechanics 1/8/2016

Bob of Kansas city, Kansas US asks...

What is your opinion about referees going into the penalty during normal course of fluid play. ( not regarding spend kitty kick). ...

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Mechanics 1/7/2016

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Over the weekend I found myself forced to caution a player for dissent. When I asked for his number, he refused to give me his number and he refused to turn around so I could see his number. I tried walking behind him and he turned so I would not s...

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Mechanics 12/8/2015

Brendan of Folsom, CA us asks...

At the end of the match, we were forced to go to kicks from the mark to determine the winner.
The R and AR took their respective positions as did the GK and Player 1. The whistle was blown and the ball was kicked.
The GK made a good effort an...

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Mechanics 11/15/2015

Randall of Orlando, FL United States asks...

After reading many of the thoughtful questions and responses on this site,I'm left wondering about 2 recent situations I encountered:

1. At a U9 game, a parent entered the FOP to adjust the GK's pinny while the ball was out for a goal kick. ...

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Mechanics 11/14/2015

Dave Erwin of Newington, Connecticut United States asks...

I have had the situation in which at the start of a half one team is out on the field, The Referees are in position but the second playing team is still at the bench getting final instructions. I am somewhat patient but after the opponent and my cre...

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Mechanics 11/5/2015

Scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

Would you mind describing the actual mechanics you use for a sporting restart when you are not sure if the teams fully understand it? I've worked younger or rec games where if I suggest it the players look at me like I'm talking a foreign language. I...

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Mechanics 11/4/2015

Jia Jian Tin of Clovis, California USA asks...

I was referee a two man system and the other referee did this. A defender commits a yellow card offence (it was a counter-attacking move, he pulls the shirt of the attacker and they both fell down but the attacker got up and still has the ball), I ye...

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