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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

Had a call this weekend that, while I believe I applied the laws correctly, still doesn't sit well from a 'fair play' standpoint.

Team A takes a hard shot right to Team B goalie's chest. He makes the save on his knees, and Team A retreats f...

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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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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2017

Nikhil M of Overland Park, KS United States asks...


I recently refereed a U-19 competitive girls match with lots of complaining and dissent throughout the game. At one point, a player on Team 'A' verbally dissented while running past me close to the center circle. Team 'B' had possess...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/15/2017

Brendan Mullen of Westwood, MA USA asks...

The CR blew the whistle for full-time. Pointed to the Center of the field to indicate the end of the game. Players were walking off the field towards sideline.

Immediately before the ref blew final whistle the AR on one side of the field had...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/15/2017

Mel Fros of Urbana, IL USA asks...

Team A, with ball,has all 10 players in the attacking half (team B's defending half).Team B wins possession in its own half and makes a quick counter-attacking forward pass to player B1, who is stationed in the attacking half (team A's defending half...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

There's a lot going on with this play. There is a possible handball by Blue that is not called. Then there is a battle over the ball that ultimately resulted in a foul called against Blue. Based on the spot of the CR and the motion of the CR (off ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2017

Jonathan Pyndell of Memphis , Tn USA asks...

What is the consequence if attacking player encroaches box before ball is played?...

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League Specific 10/15/2017

Gabriel Ramirez of West Windsor, NJ USA asks...

12 minutes to end the game, team A has two coaches carded on the team area. One coach start yelling in a an abusive language. The ball goes out of bounds, I stop the game approach the coach, ask him to stop his behavior. He continues yelling, at this...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/15/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A rare occasion a throw-in is pulled up.

Watching this live, I wondered why it was called.
Ref Martin Atkinson (an excellent Ref I like watching) gesturing why he called it.

Watching the replay, I'm still a perplexed.
I thi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

In the Recent Liverpool v ManU was there an off the FOP incident unnoticed.

Fast forward to the 9.00 mark of the coverage in the below link (or 5.18 of the actual match time).

Was there a holding foul by the ManU player while there ...

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