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Other 10/23/2017

Bert Andrews of London, U.K. asks...

Is there a cap on how many signed players an EFL Championship (or any league) team can have available to play League games? And if a Reserve squad or youth team player who is under contract with the club first team, but was not named in the squad for...

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Other 10/19/2017

Isaac of Melbourne, VIC Australia asks...

I have been playing soccer/football in Australia for a few years now and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon and would like to start refereeing. I would like to know if there is anyone that is a level 4 or 3 referee in Victoria that is act...

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Other 10/16/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Did CR Martin Atkinson's game suffer from it ?

Hmmm. Tough question that.

Sure, there was a wee bit of debate about a non call penalty (it was hardly a 'Key Match Incident') - whereas, pulling up that TI was clearly a KMI.

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Other 10/7/2017

Gary of San Francisco, CA USA asks...

What should you do if you lose confidence in your AR?

Say you are doing a game with an AR and they have multiple incorrect or missed offside calls, or are not really assisting much with calling fouls in their quadrant of the field (although ...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 9/22/2017

Matt Disco of Piedmont, CA USA asks...

I struggle with a process question. I often AR upper age group competitive games. Usually, once or twice a game, a ball will come in hot and go out of bounds right in front of me. Should I stop the ball before it goes by me so the team with the th...

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Other 8/7/2017

Dogan of Famagusta, North Cyprus asks...

what should referee do if a fan throws a knife to the pitch?

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Other 8/1/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

This isn't a question for the crew, more a complaint about a part of referee culture.

Official Sports has released yet another new uniform design and it really annoys me. They used the old single stripe uniform for years, and maybe 4 years a...

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Other 7/30/2017

Spencer Staden of Sydney, nsw Australia asks...

Recently one of my players was tackled from behind and went to the ground injured. Both linesman flagged for play to be stopped but the ref played on. The ball shifted from one end of the pitch to another and despite calls for play to stop and for p...

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Other 7/9/2017

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

This is a question related to sportsmanship. I finished a U17 Boys match and the teams chose to come and shake mine and my assistants' hands. The procession went fine until the last player (the keeper) who stuck out his hand and then removed it when ...

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Other 6/24/2017

Ian Connell of Glasgow, Scotland asks...

If a referee in a youth Scottish cup tie is related to one of the teams coaches,is cousin. Is this a conflict of interest?...

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