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Mechanics 8/16/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

If I put the whistle to my mouth (for instance, because someone took a quick dive)-am I obliged to blow it?...

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Mechanics 8/12/2018

jeffrey of Portland, Oregon usa asks...

I have some trouble with persistent infringement cautions. Calling it on one player committing fouls or repeated fouls against a skilled player is usually fine, but I will give a short list of my issues and hopefully you can help me with it and help ...

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Mechanics 8/2/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I appreciate your input and I will work on my future calls of this manner. I usually do call advantage pretty early if a foul happens and a player keeps possession, so I will delay that call a bit, as well as the running on the field thing.

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Mechanics 7/9/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In the England-Sweden game, in the 66th minute, there was a Swedish pass down their left sideline. An English player steps in to shield the ball over the end line but the Swedish player blatantly pushes the defender from behind.

It looks li...

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Mechanics 7/9/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks about FIFA fines.

This link will provide some insight on the topic.

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/fifa-s-bizarre-world-cup-fines-come-into-question

As for Referee Mark Gieger and his performance...

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Mechanics 6/25/2018

Garyd of nashua, nh usa asks...

I award a free kick 28 yards from goal (direct scoring distance)-opposite my AR, what is the best position for me the CR?...

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Mechanics 6/18/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

As an AR what do I do when the coach next to me is yammering on and on that offside calls should be made when he is either in no position to make the judgement and/or the player in an offside position has not yet even gotten involved in play? This ...

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Mechanics 6/17/2018

Hassan Firaz of Male, Maldives asks...

yesterday's bright challenge cup match, AR up his flag for offside, for that attacking player stop running, at the same time defending players also stop. referee didn't blow his whistle. An other attacking player came and get the ball and he continu...

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Mechanics 6/11/2018

Ollie Glixman of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

The other week I was refereeing an all age mens div 3 game where the players were aged '18-35. The game was going smoothly as normal until one player threw an unsolicited assault like punch into the opposition's jaw. This caused both sides to crowd a...

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Mechanics 6/4/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Was there any player reaction to the IDFK hindering the keeper release - yes.

The attacker did reference the Benzema /Karis moment by saying "but it was ok in the UCL final", to which I replied "yes that was ok, but then, he didnt change dir...

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