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Other 12/14/2019

samuel odera of kapkateny, kenya asks...

I want to a referee and to learn through the internet...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 12/14/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Thanks to Rob for asking this question, as - in my observations - old habits are taking a long time to die off, on off-side calls and their restart placements.

It makes sense that the flag shouldn't go up until the infraction takes place. Li...

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Other 12/6/2019

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Are the new changes to the 2019/20 LOTG incorporated into the recertification test....

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Other 11/10/2019

Tony of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...


If a team with 5 accumulated fouls has committed a direct free kick foul for their 6th but it has occurred during an advantage play, does the referee wait to see if the advantage develops in a goal scoring opportunity or does he/she c...

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Other 11/1/2019

Patrick OShea of Sacramento, CA USA asks...

We had a player from Team A run across the field and headbutt a player from Team B. Team B was winning 2-0 in the 78'. When the player from Team B was headbutted in the face, causing bleeding from the mouth and nose. Player from Team A was given a...

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Other 10/31/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Boom !! Another reason why I value this site.

I drift in and out of visiting this site - more because, sometimes you need a break to keep fresh in the 'off season'.

So it is nice (upon a revisit) to read the important 'depth' in ...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 10/18/2019

John Lubeck of Livermore, California United States asks...

I have recently retired and one of my retirement goals was to start to ref again. I was previously a grade 9 and this year am a grade 8 starting in the competitive spring season. In the fall season, I have started centering due to necessity and tak...

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Other 10/17/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Ref McHugh says: 'If the explanation was not acceptable I would request not to work with the CR ever again. A referee would soon run out of assistants based on this approach.'

I have seen very close to the referee described by the original p...

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Other 10/6/2019

Barry of Dallas, TX USA asks...

Does it make sense that there could be a referee who is a mediocre assistant referee but exceptional center referee? Say a referee who has some attention deficit disorder and therefore gets lazy when they are AR, not the best offside recognition or s...

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Other 9/29/2019

Steve of London, UK asks...

At a free kick you often see a goalkeeper stand on one side of the goal expecting a wall to cover the other. Inevitably the attacker scores in the empty side of the goal.
Why cant the defending team place a defender behind the goal line who could...

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