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    Refereeing is starting to make my brain hurt . If you click in the above link, then see the third link down on the IFAB website, it shows a few video examples of the new rules, hope this helps you
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    Happy July 1st everyone

    After doing at least 6/7 games a week during May (inc midweek games) and some semi finals and finals in an extended program during June and a full weekend tournament this weekend, I'm looking forward to a 2 month break hoping to hang the whistle up until September
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    U10s game yesterday

    I had U11 friendly last night, team a getting beat 4 0, the players then start to moan and dissent is creeping in, I ask who the captain is, trying to give him some responsibility which prompts the coach to then walk onto the field asking me what the problem is. Too many arseholes in junior football
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    Pre season training

    I just leave my car at home and walk/run or cycle to work. I am fortunate that I can do this I know but certainly helps me. I don't need to do any other fitness training. Wouldn't say I'm super fit though but I do push myself to and from work which then makes the matches at weekend a lot easier
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    Jumping the gun

    Sounds like you are feeling guilty for issuing the red card? The players and coaching staff should feel guilty not you IMHO
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    DOGSO Caution

    Yes because it created a clear goal scoring opportunity by taking the free kick so the red isn't warranted
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    Games during close season

    New season starts 1st June as I understand it? I would advise that you renew through the WGS before you do any games.
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    Dropped Ball

    No such thing as a silly question apart form this one. Cheers folks
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    Dropped Ball

    I tried the new rules in a game friendly game on Saturday, incident in the penalty area that meant the game had to be stopped, no foul play just an injury after 3 players came together. Injury dealt with, everyone happy so uncontested drop ball to keeper, all fine and dandy. Apart from the...
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    Anyone want a freebie?

    I'd like that please if still available, not as an observer but as a guide for assistant referees for a pre match talk
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    Sloppy Referee

    Nope, he was certainly different
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    Sloppy Referee

    Had a similar experience couple of weeks ago asked to be assistant at a junior final. Ref didn't chat with any of the assistants pre-match, didn't talk to players or coaches and at kick off, tossed the coin and asked the player 'do you want to chose ends or kick-off'. Set the tone for the match...
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    Single referee calling offside

    If in doubt, I blow for offside and admittedly do so because I tend to get less grief from the players/coaches/parents/tourists when I get that wrong than I do when I allow play to continue when it is offside and I miss it. I find it helps talking to the teams/coaches prior to KO about how...
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    Run Tracker whilst refereeing

    Just remember if using a ticwatch, increase the brightness before you leave home and start the match. Thought I was being down with the kids, match details sent to watch in advance, all ready all I needed to do was tap it to start the match. Got there, tapped it, but then couldn't see a thing as...
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    First Game

    I disallowed a goal where the ball was dancing around the line, did it go in? Did it go in and out? Probably went completely in but my positioning was piss poor and I wasn't 100% so didn't award which made me the most unpopular person on that particular day. Felt guilty and when later in the...