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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 6/1/2010

Liam Mc Guirk of Dublin, Ireland asks...

I am replying to a question i posed to your panel a couple of days ago concerning the changing of ends at the start of the second half of play and where the ref has realised after ten minutes that the teams have not switched around and are playing in...

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Fitness 5/11/2010

alex of richmond hill, ontario canada asks...

The comment 'too many referees do not know how to run' caught my eyes. That is one of my problem and despite I have been doing a lot more running practise, my running ability do not improve much.

Can Mr Wickham share some tips as to the prop...

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Fitness 5/6/2010

Erik of Waukesha, WI USA asks...

how much does playing high school soccer help you with refereeing and how can not doing hurt your refereeing

(Note: i'm debating between cross country which i'm pretty good at and soccer which i'm pretty bad at and i'm considering the effect...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/25/2010

aw of barrington, IL USA asks...

Law 14 The Penalty Kick. Although it is not specifically stated in Law 14, I have always been curious as to why a team can select the player to take a penalty kick. One of the great things about soccer is the ability of players to exhibit multiple ...

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Fitness 2/22/2010

Ryan of Flower Mound, TX USA asks...

Dear Panel,

I have another set of questions regarding referee ethics. We all agree that it is unethical for any referee to accept matches that are outside ones fitness range. But too frequently I find myself with either a center or assista...

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Other 10/13/2009

osman imoro of cape coast, cape coast ghana asks...

what is the standard fifa fitness test for referees...

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Fitness 6/27/2009

Ron of Birmingham, AL USA asks...

I have been refereeing since '02 and in mid July, I'll be taking charge of my first game during the summer months (I take summers off because of my full-time job).

Since it's probably going to be so hot (around 100 degrees), I was thinking a...

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Fitness 10/26/2008

John Keuth of Fishers, IN US asks...

How far does a center ref or AR run in a typical full sided yout game (say competative U14 or so)? We have a lively debate among us as to the average distance covered. Estimate is up to 3 miles for a center and 1.5 for a AR. Would you have any idea?...

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Fitness 9/28/2008

Austin of Woodstock, Illinois USA asks...

As concerns fitness, I am always looking to improve.

I would like to ask for a training program of some sort, based upon what some of you do to get fit. NOTE: I realize that you are referees, not personal trainers, and yes, I have already...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/24/2008

Clark of Saint George, Utah United States asks...

My daughter plays keeper. Against one school over the years she has come home pretty beat up. The referees do nothing to stop dangerous play against the keepers. In the last game my daughter had the ball in both hands after picking up the ball on a...

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