Recent content by NorthLondonRef

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    Serious Assault

    Doesn't surprise me one bit given the community, location and mentality of those involved. It does kind of go back to MIB's thread where the discussion moved onto what is acceptable in terms of self-defence etc when facing an assault or somebody about to use violence against you. I think a...
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    Coach runs onto pitch

    Where are you guys refereeing where having less than one coach is bad practice? The London/Hertfordshire scene I've been on has a load of leagues between U8-U18 each with anything up to six divisions of 10-20 teams for each age group. This is real nitty gritty grassroots and most teams have one...
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    Dead ball deception

    Why? If the ball is positioned on the line or the arc, the new law or guideline I'm saying I'd implement would probably include the whole ball has to leave the whole arc including the line so no part of the part should be touching the line at all if it's in play.
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    Bayern vs Frankfurt Final (VAR)

    Reported. ;) (joking) Big fan of the whole of the Frankfurt bench running down the line for the third goal though. The AR was about 10 yards on the pitch at one point!
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    Chelsea V United

    So then we'll be asking players to actively move their hands and arms away from an incoming ball? Seems like nonsense to me with everything else going on and players focusing on a million other things that we'll be judging handballs on whether he could anticipate the ball being flicked up at his...
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    Bayern vs Frankfurt Final (VAR)

    My mistake. Didn't see a thread had already been posted. :facepalm: Edit: And posted it in wrong place. I am a disgrace.
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    Bayern vs Frankfurt Final (VAR)

    German Cup Final I believe. Handball incident at 4:31. Also posted for reference is a fella's rant from another forum I read which brought my attention to the issues so thought I'd post it for fun and reference. I saw the handball he ranted about but didn't have time to see the "stonewall...
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    Dead ball deception

    I'd like the law changed/clarified so the ball has to leave the arc. That way, if the defenders aren't watching and the ball has left the arc, it's fair game to say "you weren't watching, the ball left the arc". I'm fair game for most things but it's quite dodgy if the ball can remain in the arc...
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    Dead ball deception

    One thing I've found interesting since joining this forum is the amount of comments about selling decisions, giving decisions a certain way because of the reaction, it's easier to give X even though X isn't right by law because I'd rather X happened than give Y and deal with the potential...
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    Just dropped my biggest clanger to date!

    No I've done the same plenty of times. Couple of times a player was down injured so I went to get a drink and ended up playing snake on my Nokia 3310 for a good 15 minutes. There was another time, and you're not going to believe this but I was refereeing on the football pitch in Regents Park...
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    Just dropped my biggest clanger to date!

    Right that's it. Enough's enough. Thread locked.
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    Tournament fees - youth

    Shock horror. The forum grump is out in force again being an old moany horrible git. I started refereeing because I was 14 over a decade and a half ago and I was into my football and it was a nice little earner. Little Saturday morning run about and I'd have £25 in my pocket. Couple of weeks...
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    Tournament fees - youth

    Usually my tournaments are £60-70 per day, and there's nothing wrong with doing it just for the money. You accepted the rate, I personally wouldn't have agreed to a full day tournament for £35, not worth the hassle or time however if the profit was £12,000 then it's got me considering organising...
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    Evening game now no lights

    Asking for a friend here (definitely not me ;)) but is it bad to use some trickery/skulduggery to get the decision right? U18 local Sunday game. Missed it. Completely off the ball i.e one team is attacking and a defender and forward the opposite side of pitch behind play get into some...
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    Review Boot buddy

    Quite a few reviewers on Amazon state that their one has broken and is cheaply made. Are we saying they are perfectly fine and do the job and to ignore the poor reviews? Just wondering because one could come in handy for myself.