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Character, Attitude and Control 8/22/2018

david of salem, or usa asks...

In my experience as a referee I have noticed that the refs who call games tighter rather than 'looser' tend to have fewer problems overall.

There seems to be this idea at the ages I do, generally youth 16-19 year olds who play high levels, t...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/22/2018

Bob of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Our referee coach has issued the following direction to all referees in our organisation. Im quite nervous about implementing it. I understand the sentiment but can think of so many scenarios that would be unfair to the Captain. Can you give me yo...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/10/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I agree completely with the responses to this question.

When my daughter played in both junior high & high school, we had coaches that were disrespectful to the referees. Most of the spectators (parents), didn't know the rules & when ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 6/3/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

After all the discussion on the Benzema / Karius 'Blunderfull' goal " It was probably destiny that in one of my matches today, there was a moment where an attacker tried to hinder the keeper from releasing the ball as he attempted an over head throw ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/12/2018

Zach Beo of Istanbul, Turkey asks...

Hello,

If a game is suspended due to a fan invasion, and the referee and his assistants have ordered the teams to go to the locker rooms, what is the process to restart the game, if such a formal process exists?

Meaning, does the re...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/13/2017

Kristine Marohl of East Wenatchee, WA USA asks...

I am seeing this more and more where play is stopped due to; an injured player down, or a player was struck in the head, or a keeper might be injured after a rough play. After blowing the whistle, the center ref checks on the player and then to rest...

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Character, Attitude and Control 3/7/2017

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia United States asks...

Given the significant events later in the game between Ibra and Mings and what could easily been a second caution sending off for Arter in addition to that given to Surman, it seems to me that Referee K. Friend might look back at the challenge cited ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/29/2016

Jason of Wylue, TX USA asks...

How does this apply to coaches, bench players and parents? I have witnessed many cases of a player dribbling down the touchline next to a coach or parent touchline, and seen them winch or flinch when there is a loud scream right as they pass by. I ge...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/28/2016

Jack of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

I'm interested to hear any commentary that the panel may have on the level of dissent displayed in the video provided by Michael, particularly early on. I realise that a higher level of dissent is tolerated in professional matches, but this seems exc...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/5/2016

Philip Sowton of Exeter, Devon United Kingdom asks...

After a match had finished two players were having a private conversation as they left the pitch in which they criticised a referee decision. The referee overheard the conversation and cautioned the players. We don't yet know if the referee issued th...

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