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Mechanics 5/22/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

If a direct RC is rescinded after VAR review, what is the proper procedure to communicate this? For example, if the referee sent off a player for a studs up tackle, but VAR review shows that there were no studs showing but was a reckless tackle, how...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/13/2019

joshua of nunya bizniss, california usa asks...

question regarding AR flag signal mechanics when calling a penalty kick.

i know it isn't listed in the LOTG, but in my area we still tend to do the 'skirt' AR signal for a penalty kick rather than the official signal of wiggling the flag for...

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Mechanics 5/9/2019

don of houston, tx usa asks...

Thank you for the responses. I do agree about not implementing pro style reffing to lower level matches. I tend not to do that very much, I was more speaking specifically to giving out cautions.

before I started regularly watching professio...

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Mechanics 5/8/2019

don of houston, tx usa asks...

something i need to get more used to when watching professional matches an implementing it into my games are how freely refs give out cautions and what they give them for, but at the same time frequently not giving cautions for things that look like ...

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Mechanics 5/5/2019

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT USA asks...

Can a single player ever be shown multiple cards for the same play? I had a situation where a player made a reckless challenge to 'earn' his second yellow card of the match. After I blew the whistle, he stood up and clearly, and deliberately, spit ...

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Mechanics 5/3/2019

Jason of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

What's the NFHS vs Youth/IFAB standard for stopping play for an injury?

I saw the NFHS rules guy say that play should stop immediately, but that can't be right - defending players would game the system and use it to stop scoring chances.
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Mechanics 4/24/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

'but I got the ball'
Interestingly, without VAR, this would have been unpunished, as the...

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Mechanics 4/17/2019

don of houston, tx usa asks...

this is causing some debate on another refereeing discussion forum (this is fake name and location btw), would like your take

i tell ARs in my pregame and make every attempt to not contact the ball if it goes out near them. dont stick a leg ...

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Mechanics 4/5/2019

Peter Silkowitz of Stamford, CT Fairfield asks...

Is there a good way to remember which way a team is going so when a ball goes out you can remember? Players aren't always in the right position.
I generally let play continue with physical contact unless there is a lowering of the shoulder or...

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Mechanics 4/3/2019

steve of eugene, oregon usa asks...

what should you do if you are ever on a match with a CR who is clearly struggling (perhaps a youth) who at halftime either does not want to continue as CR or you feel it would be best if they do not continue and you swap with them?

it may se...

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