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Other 10/16/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Did CR Martin Atkinson's game suffer from it ?

Hmmm. Tough question that.

Sure, there was a wee bit of debate about a non call penalty (it was hardly a 'Key Match Incident') - whereas, pulling up that TI was clearly a KMI.
Imagi...

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Other 10/7/2017

Gary of San Francisco, CA USA asks...

What should you do if you lose confidence in your AR?

Say you are doing a game with an AR and they have multiple incorrect or missed offside calls, or are not really assisting much with calling fouls in their quadrant of the field (although ...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 9/22/2017

Matt Disco of Piedmont, CA USA asks...

I struggle with a process question. I often AR upper age group competitive games. Usually, once or twice a game, a ball will come in hot and go out of bounds right in front of me. Should I stop the ball before it goes by me so the team with the th...

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Other 8/7/2017

Dogan of Famagusta, North Cyprus asks...

hi
what should referee do if a fan throws a knife to the pitch?
https://www.dreamteamfc.com/c/news-gossip/275517/ricardo-quaresma-plays-with-knife-during-turkish-super-cup/
regards...

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Other 8/1/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

This isn't a question for the crew, more a complaint about a part of referee culture.

Official Sports has released yet another new uniform design and it really annoys me. They used the old single stripe uniform for years, and maybe 4 years a...

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Other 7/30/2017

Spencer Staden of Sydney, nsw Australia asks...

Recently one of my players was tackled from behind and went to the ground injured. Both linesman flagged for play to be stopped but the ref played on. The ball shifted from one end of the pitch to another and despite calls for play to stop and for p...

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Other 7/9/2017

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

This is a question related to sportsmanship. I finished a U17 Boys match and the teams chose to come and shake mine and my assistants' hands. The procession went fine until the last player (the keeper) who stuck out his hand and then removed it when ...

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Other 6/24/2017

Ian Connell of Glasgow, Scotland asks...

If a referee in a youth Scottish cup tie is related to one of the teams coaches,is cousin. Is this a conflict of interest?...

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Other 6/23/2017

glenn of bay area, ca usa asks...

How do you feel, as a referee, about artificial turf vs. natural grass fields?

I know that professional players really hate artificial turf (I remember the US Women's team boycotting a few years ago because they were forced to play and pract...

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Other 6/15/2017

Gerald Ebuka of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Hello Board, how do i ever fulfil my potentials of becoming an international football official, because in Nigeria here, they kind of don't appreciate sports, football especially. HELP BRIGHTEN A STAR. Thanks ...

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