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  1. JamesL

    Copa America - Ball hits referee

    Think it was more likely that a Colombian would have intercepted the ball which then turned into two passes and a goal within seconds. That for me tells me it was a promising attack. Edit:also add to it the surprise element. To me it was a stop and drop situation.
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    What's a "trick"?

    It is the player that is cautioned not the keeper. The keeper hasnt circumvented the law the player has. Keepers are not Sanctioned for handling offences in their own except for if they touch the ball a 2nd time, before another player, after a restart and that SPA or DOGSO.
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    What's a "trick"?

    So what you are saying is that a new referee who qualifies in 2021 should go back and read all the circulars? And to what date should they do this? We're not in a court of law here where we can/should rely on secondary law, or case law or orders or regulations. The LotG book should say...
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    What's a "trick"?

    As a solicitor you will probably have noticed that if you followed the good book and all its relevant circulars you would come out with some interesting decisions given its poor copy.. Let's not get caught up on a circular that predates the current edition of the laws. The game expects...
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    Hearing Issues

    It's an option, but the problem with an electric whistle is you lose all of the communication that comes from the whistle. Being able to vary tones and severity of the whistle (eg long hard blast for SFP, little pip for careless foul or play restart etc.) could lead to other match control...
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    Copa America - Ball hits referee

    Perhaps. Or maybe just offside and didn't think to look at the DB scenario. Its happened in the PL before thinking pickford on VVD SFP not checked.
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    Copa America - Ball hits referee

    LOL at the commentary on that. I think that's wrong in law - ball strikes match official + promising attack starts = dropped ball to Brazil. I wonder what VAR was 'checking'
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    Registration 21/22

    Tennner?!? Was 50 quid when I did it, if I remember correctly.
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    Registration 21/22

    Yes. I had heard of some forgoing reg fees again as well. I think had our county not laid on as much as they had then I'd have begrudge it a tad more but ultimately the refereeing budget has to come from somewhere.
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    Hearing Issues

    Have you thought about trying a different whistle? A different tone and loudness maybe that causes less discomfort? Unless you are reffing in front of big crowds, I can only see the whistle causing any hearing detrimental impact to the health of your ear. I suppose the best advice is if you...
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    Registration 21/22

    Paid the usual fee this season. No problems to pay it though as we were provided with quite a lot of training (weekly) and catch up sessions through the lockdowns and our RDO was never furloughed.
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    Euros

    Lahoz hat trick 😂
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    Euros

    Yes, I see what you are saying BUT I think 999999/1000000 will say its not a pen, and the 1/1000000 are French, that's exactly the sort of decision we want overturning.
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    Hearing Issues

    Wonderful get out clause. Sometimes it can be a pain in the ass.
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    Euros

    Good pen for Portugal The France pen is not a pen and is a clear and obvious error for me. Where is VAR?
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