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Character, Attitude and Control 1/26/2022

Mark of Eugene, Oregon US asks...

I have a style of refereeing very different from almost everyone I see and work with. I talk a lot during the match. Like, any contentious challenge where I don't call a foul, I immediately call out why I'm not calling a foul. If a ball hits an arm a...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/11/2021

Tony of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...

In the MLS Cup Final, in the last seconds when Portland scored there was a foul. Not sure any ref could deny there was a foul but could or should a ref call that on the last play of the game. Yikes!!!...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/1/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Not so much a question, as a bit of fun.

I was reffing the local 30+ women's rec league on Sunday and the Neon team's keeper was yelling at her team before a corner kick.

"Ladies! Get a check! None of them should be single!"

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/24/2021

Jonathan of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Unites States asks...

Would like your opinions on my "unorthodox" refereeing style. When I center referee a game, I tend to talk quite a bit during a match. Any challenges where a player goes down but no foul I'll call out things like "not a foul", "fair shoulder", "strai...

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Character, Attitude and Control 3/25/2021

gary of portland, Oregon Unites States asks...

Question regarding game management: Why should you ever "let the players play" if it's not really possible to lose control of a match by calling it too tightly, only if you call it too loosely?

In my years as a referee, the matches I have ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/5/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Grabbing and holding - as Divyesh of Downside (I grew up not too far from there) mentions happens a lot at set pieces.

And Ref MCHUGH mentioned that they are called as fouls elsewhere (i.e. in general play) on the pitch - and I think why t...

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Other 10/17/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Ref McHugh says: 'If the explanation was not acceptable I would request not to work with the CR ever again. A referee would soon run out of assistants based on this approach.'

I have seen very close to the referee described by the original p...

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Mechanics 2/16/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I agree the wait and see approach is very important, however, I worry that Football is going down the path of our local Rugby League, where rarely a 'try' is awarded without going to check with their equiv of VAR.

While more correct outcomes...

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Character, Attitude and Control 2/13/2019

jake of las vegas, nv usa asks...

what is the best way to help a referee who just... isn't very good? there is a referee in a local league who does a lot of AR matches and doesn't really do CR, i guess due to nerves. the league wants to get her experience so the past few weekends the...

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Character, Attitude and Control 1/29/2019

Bob Smith of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire UK asks...


In a game this week there was an incident that created some debate on the pitch.

Two midfielders were challenging for the ball. One midfielder got ahead of the other and the second midfielder started to use his hand to pull on...

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