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Mechanics 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

In reviewing the LotG, I find the signals in Law 6 are coded for a left diagonal. Does this mean that the right diagonal is "phased out?" I don't know a referee who does that anymore (though I have heard stories), but I feel it could be an option, ...

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Mechanics 7/4/2020

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...

Hi There,

Does the referee need to keep his hand raised when an offside happens, and the ball played and touched by another player, i had seen some referees do raise their hands to indicate an offside and then drop it.


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Mechanics 3/10/2020

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

The following situation fluctuates between a yellow card and a stern talk or a red card depending on which ref you ask, therefore I'm curious about how you guys would handle the following situation: Two players one RED, one YELLOW get into a melee wh...

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Mechanics 2/16/2020

Steve Debus of Crofton , MD USA asks...

As a follow-up, I understand the AR making the call was disciplined, but the rest of the crew should also have been able to overcome the clearly wrong offside call. How did the CR, other AR, 4th official and VAR not ask the question of how you can ...

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Mechanics 2/13/2020

donald of washington dc, md usa asks...

would you say it's a common practice for referees to have a foul that occurs on the very edge inside the penalty box and place it on the line to not give the team a penalty kick? i'm talking one that's maybe a small trip or bump but occurs just barel...

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Mechanics 1/28/2020

jeremy of boston, ma usa asks...

Is it unprofessional to be talking all game about why you are/aren't calling fouls? A few years back I went from being relatively silent during games to now probably talking more than any referee I know, constantly and loudly saying why I am or am no...

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Mechanics 12/12/2019

Rob of jacksonville, fl duval asks...

I'm an AR, let's say slightly over the halfway line. I see an offside but hold my flag as it looks like another player in an onside position may get to the ball first. 15 yards down the field the offside player gets to the ball first and I raise my f...

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Mechanics 10/29/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I cannot hold back any longer !!

What a joke the VAR decision to rule out the Arsenal goal.

It is a joke due to as both Ref McHugh and Grove allude too - the push by the Palace defender.

I agree, that different leagues tol...

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Mechanics 10/20/2019

J.martins of Oyo, Oyo Nigeria asks...

The striker receives ball outside 18 yard box of his opponent and he was off,then the AR raised and drop the flag twice,after droping the flag a goal was awarded .my questions are(1)is the AR surpose to keep the flag raised or drop it? (2)the goal aw...

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Mechanics 10/16/2019

Peter Monks of San Francisco, CA USA asks...

The following scenario was posed to me this past weekend, and I'm still mulling it over. The experienced referee who posed it to me said that this had indeed happened to them; albeit just once in their decades of refereeing.


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