Those of us who act, fairly regularly, as ARs will no doubt be used to the pre match briefings from the man in the middle - they tend to be similar. However, there are times when something unusual comes up - or at least it seems unusual at the time. I was wondering what was the most unusual, or at least rare, instruction you have received? I'll kick off - This season I was asked by the referee to keep a foul count. Not something I had been asked previously. His reasoning was that if questioned by one of the teams about perceived bias he could counter with the actual number of fouls he had given.. Thoughts on that and any unusual instructions you have received very welcome!