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Scoring with extra ball on the field of play: that’s what Aubameyang did against Norwich. The referee allows it, but is that correct? In this case study you learn how to handle in situations like this. Clip of the incident Firstly, watch the clip of the incident. It should start at 6m21s. A task for […] Continue reading...
Katy Nesbitt is the 2020 MLS AR of the year. In this blog she tells her story, shares how covid influenced her refereeing and gives advice on how you can improve as a referee. Nesbitt got into refereeing as a kid to make money, but has developed into a FIFA assistant referee and officated in […] Continue reading...
Sian Massey-Ellis celebrates here 10th anniversary in the Premier League as assistant referee. Her first game was in 2010 when Sunderland played against Blackpool. In the past 10 years she has shown solid performances and in 2020 she also got appointed for the Uefa Youth League final. In this blog post she shares some great […] Continue reading...
A whistle of hope – guest blog by Sebastian Vu from Switzerland. In any soccer match with a referee, we hear the whistle many times: when the game starts, when there are substitutions, when the game ends and many times, when there is a foul. For me, most whistles mean fouls and when I hear […] Continue reading...
Week 15 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021: best of with the most difficult questions from first season half. After a winter break, the quiz restarts again. You can get a notification e-mail if you subscribe or is you’re already a regular newsletter reader, you can update preferences and tick the LOTG quiz season box. […] Continue reading...
Shot on goal blocked with hand: a new case study is live. In this blog story you’ll learn more about the considerations for the correct disciplinary action. The video below starts at 2m42s. You’ll see an incident of a shot on goal being blocked by a defender. As always I advise you to watch it […] Continue reading...
 
Group H is probably the tightest group in this 2020/21 UCL campaign. PSG, Man United & RB Leipzig are all tied at 9 points, with 1 last round to go. Anything can happen. Man United and PSG faced each other in what turned to be a very scrappy and nervous match, with the French side taking home the three points and the vital away win. Orsato had a few interesting episodes to deal with, although his performance wasn’t one of his best, with few rough challenges unpunished. Let’s have a look at...
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We are pleased to announce that as October 2020 we are officially part of the Diamantina Podcast Network (The Betoota Advocate). This is a great milestone for RefCoach and My Life On The Line, bringing more exposure to the world of refereeing and helps us in our mission to show the humans behind the whistles and flags. The Diamantina Podcast Network has an outstanding portfolio of shows, including The Betoota Advocate, The Grade Cricketer, Dyl And Friends, The Football Shed, Equity Mates...
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Encroachment during kicks from the penalty mark led to one of the craziest penalty series to watch. One team thought they won, but a retake was ordered. Because of encroachment a goalkeeper was sent to the dressing rooms. And one team cheered so intense after a save, you might think the game was over, but […] Continue reading...
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New: Uefa referee documentary Man in the middle. A great insight in the world of refereeing. I’ll add all links to new episodes (4 in total) on this page. “This is a very important documentary for UEFA and our family of referees”, says Uefa’s referee boss Robert Rosetti. Watch the first episode on the Uefa […] Continue reading...
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A new case study: advantage after reckless challenges. It’s a situation from the Rivier Derby between Dortmund and Schalke’04 earlier in 2020. Referee Deniz Aytekin gives the advantage after a reckless challenge and a goal is scored. But what do you do with the tackle? What is the correct disciplinary sanction? That’s what you’ll learn […] Continue reading...
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Week 7 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021 is ready. I’ve also announced the winner of September. That is Khurram Shehzad and an e-mail has been sent to the winner. It’s possible to win goodies again in October. Make sure you score 5/5 the whole month. If more than 1 person, a winner will be randomly […] Continue reading...
A goalkeeper playing the ball a second time after a restart. How do you need to handle as referee? What is the correct disciplinary action? All you need to know in this case study. The incident AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper takes a goalkick, but it goes very short. Because his team-mate doesn’t pay attention, the goalkeeper […] Continue reading...
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