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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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Other 9/23/2019

Bridget Merdan of Loretto, Minnesota United States asks...

My son plays keeper primarily. This weekend we played the same team on Sat (home) and Sun (away). One of opposing team members was playing very aggressively (also he was the biggest kid on the field by far). Within the 1st 15 mins of the game he h...

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Other 9/8/2019

Corinna of Del Mar, CA United States asks...

Are referees held to the same standards as players, coaches, and parents regarding use of profanity and abusive behavior (ie, using profanity and screaming at a 10 year old player and pointing fingers in the player's face because he disagrees with he...

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Other 9/7/2019

Omar of Alexandria, Alexandria Egypt asks...

What does idfk mean...

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Other 9/1/2019

Abe Ibrahim of Irvine, CA United States asks...

Hi,
In the game between 'Burnley v. Liverpool', the announcer said the players both grounded; I never heard of that before; is that a new role

Please see Link below.
8:45 - The foul
9:22 - The statement
https://www.youtube.co...

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Other 8/25/2019

Dick Mohrmann of Bremerton, Washington USA asks...

If FIFA is the overall governing boby for soccer/football why is IFAB now in charge of the Laws of the Game?...

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Other 8/20/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

1000% agree with Matt - It's a warm and fuzzy feeling when you can connect a part of your match (mental or physical) with something learnt from this site.

Also - Ref Dawson unleashed his favourite line for the first time in a while ...'your ...

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