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Other 12/10/2017

Aadrian of Conway, AR United States asks...

At the high school football state championship game a fan from the opposing team ran out on the field with 3 seconds left in the game and the refs gave them a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty! They also added 9 seconds to the clock as well; is this th...

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Other 12/1/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

No question really, I just wanted to say thank you for not only your ongoing advice on calls, but also on the little coaching tips you sometimes include with the reactions on the refereeing. For example, in this particular question my son was the bl...

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Other 11/28/2017

Bill Ark of Calgary, Alberta Canada asks...

From a 34 year coach, 40 year player, Ref 20 years;
It is difficult to watch European, Mexico, Central and South American,( African ?), professional soccer/football with all the Pushing and Holding Interference with arms and hands. Th...

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Other 11/26/2017

russell of Sydney, VAR trial country Australia asks...

and yet another VAR incident.
Was it deliberate? ...

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Other 11/26/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

VAR is only as good as the match crew using it?

As with other recent VAR post, the VAR system is only as good as those who use it well - if at all.

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 11/18/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd like the panel's feedback on an idea I've come up with for ARs, to show that they are 'waiting to see' if they'll be flagging an offside or not.

I discussed it with a teenaged AR a few weeks ago, then I heard today that she'd passed it o...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 11/5/2017

Daniel Shaffer of Roseville, CA USA asks...

Is there anything in the rules that would prevent the two assistant referees from switching their sides at the half of a game? I would think in the interest of fairness, this shouldn't happen, but it did occur in our game today. ...

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Other 10/28/2017

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Hello, could You give me a link to the full rules for judges....

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Other 10/23/2017

Bert Andrews of London, U.K. asks...

Is there a cap on how many signed players an EFL Championship (or any league) team can have available to play League games? And if a Reserve squad or youth team player who is under contract with the club first team, but was not named in the squad for...

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Other 10/19/2017

Isaac of Melbourne, VIC Australia asks...

I have been playing soccer/football in Australia for a few years now and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon and would like to start refereeing. I would like to know if there is anyone that is a level 4 or 3 referee in Victoria that is act...

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