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Other 3/20/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Really like the line 'We are not actually in disagreement we are arguing semantics.'

Doubtless, this could have been said about the many 'debates' on posts I have had over the years on this site.

But it is a really good observation...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/15/2020

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

Thank you for your replies to my recent question. If I may, Id like your views if I were to expand on it. So back to the Manchester Derby. Hypothetically, the ball is played through to Aguero, Cann raises his flag and Dean blows the whistle. De Gea s...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/12/2020

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

Guys, thanks for writing back and sharing your minds. The Law definitely shouldn't be and will not be altered for such a case. My only thought process for the conflict was that it was a top tier league, as compared to lower levels where even I have a...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 3/12/2020

alex wong of richmond hill, ON Canada asks...

law 14 states 'a player of both teams offends the LOTG, the kick is retaken unless a player commits a more serious offence'.
When both teams encroach the penalty area, the kick should be retaken as per the law. However, if the keeper also moves f...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/12/2020

alex wong of richmond hill, ON Canada asks...

During a penalty kick, the pk taker kick the ball lightly forward for a team mate B to rush in and shoot. A defender also rushes in and hold the player B to prevent him from taking the shot. Is this considered dogso and the ref should award a penalty...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/12/2020

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

Mr Joe McHugh: I never mentioned that the game should not have commenced or the Ref Mike Dean made a huge mistake. If you read my initial question, it refers to how were two teams allowed to play with similar colored shorts. Yes, games can be allowed...

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Mechanics 3/10/2020

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

The following situation fluctuates between a yellow card and a stern talk or a red card depending on which ref you ask, therefore I'm curious about how you guys would handle the following situation: Two players one RED, one YELLOW get into a melee wh...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/10/2020

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

Thanks for the clarification but none of the answers are really convincing. Firstly, they contradict the Law which clearly uses the word - 'distinguish', and I suppose it refers to being different. And how can the referee be given the authority to al...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/10/2020

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Not so much about a specific law but advice given to top level referees. An incident in the recent Manchester derby had me thinking. Sergio Aguero is played through on goal. Initially he looks offside to me . The assistant raises his flag and I belie...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/9/2020

JAMES NEARY of LEXINGTON, SC United States asks...

Scenario:
Mid-Fielder passes the ball (with the foot) backwards and is 'intended' for the center defender who cannot make the pass due to the pace of the ball and it therefore rolls into the penalty area where the keeper picks the ball up.

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