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Character, Attitude and Control 12/28/2022

Nil of Syd, Nsw Australia asks...

Hi

Would you consider an aggressive attitude in a melle no punch or aggressive face to face approach in the Referees face violent conduct or using offensive abusive language or actions?

I'm leaning to it as an offensive abusive ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/20/2022

Douglas wix of Liverpool, England asks...

Hi. Not really a follow up question, just a big thank you to the 2 referees replies & comments about the cup final referee & the Idiot Martinez. Thanks again...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/12/2022

Gavin Pilato of Harrisburg, NC USA asks...

Hello!
In addition to being a referee, I am also an onsite coordinator/mentor for recreational referees that my organization (Carolina Referee Organization) assigns.

Recently I was observing a new official on her first ever game. U9 r...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/26/2022

Adrienne kalaw of Yuba city, Ca USA asks...

Firstly Thank you for all your responses I am definitely taking all of your opinions inconsideration. Update
From my goalies parent who was down he was being held down by another opponents cleat to the back of his leg and other players pushing h...

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Character, Attitude and Control 2/28/2022

Jeremy of Sacramento, California USA asks...

I was watching some rugby referee clips and the level of respect they get from players is so great compared to soccer. If any of you are aware of this difference, do you think there's anything that a soccer referee could utilize from rugby referees? ...

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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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