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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/29/2018

Andrei of LA, USA asks...

What does it mean when a player says 'Me' during the field?

Does it mean the same thing as 'leave it' or 'mine', as in, let the ball go and leave it to me?

Or can it mean something else, such as 'I'm defending him' / 'I got him'.
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Law 11 - Offside 11/29/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Ref Dawson mentions
'There are some far out ways the LOTG can be twisted for example did you know you can have players in an offside position who would be restricted from active play from both teams at the same time??'

Would this be one...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/29/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A follow up to the earlier question (32897).

I'm of the same thinking. There is enough in it to make you think about it, however, probably not enough to make you stop play or not allow advantage.

As Ref Dawson mentions, there probab...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2018

Jason lewis of Cardiff, Wales Wales asks...

If a attacking player tackle a denfender and wins the ball but his other leg catches the player leg then it's a free kick to the defender.is that always the case ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Could there have been a foul to either team in one of the attacks by Man U against Young Boys in the UCL match.

fast forward to the 4.45 point in the following link.

https://ok.ru/video/1200336079462?fromTi...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 11/26/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN Usa asks...

Q1: law 16: if the goalkeeper kicks the ball directly into its goal before leaving the penalty area is it a goal or corner kick since he or she cant scored directly into his or her own goal from a goal kick?
Q2: law 11: so if a defender kicks the...

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League Specific 11/26/2018

r scott of Antrim, n ireland United Kingdom asks...

during a recent match my sons team was leading the game when 10 mins into 2nd 1/2 referee abandoned the game due to threat of violence from oppostion player and father. As the game was abandoned do we play remaining minutes or start the a new game bu...

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Mechanics 11/25/2018

Gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

A fellow referee told me today I was running an 'opposite diagonal'. Wasn't too sure exactly what she meant. I positioned myself to run diagonally away from the ball, anticipating its drop point and attempting to not clog the passing lanes. I felt a ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/25/2018

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Atting player takes a shot at goal and I'd deflected by the referee past the goalkeeper and enters the goal. What is the referees decision?...

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The Technical Area 11/19/2018

greg of madison, wi usa asks...

Is it strange/overkill to bring small cones (like the flat training cones teams use on warmups) to mark out technical areas on sidelines and/or the line for substitutes/coaches to stand behind?

Sometimes I can use other field markings (i.e. ...

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