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    EVE LEE

    I would love to see the running stats of all three on-field officials for this game. It’s the equivalent of a basketball game where everyone is shooting a basket every 7 seconds. Absolute breakneck pace by both teams.
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    Inter v Real Madrid

    Totally agree. Accidental contact through the normal course of play shouldn’t be an ejection. If I insinuated that, I apologize. The type of situation that should be a send-off is like when Aguero put his arm around Massey-Ellis. Aguero was clearly arguing and put his arm around her as part of...
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    Inter v Real Madrid

    I don’t disagree with this. I know that in most US professional sports, contact like this with an official is an automatic ejection. Doesn’t matter if it’s intentional or not. So my viewpoint is biased with exposure to other sports. I have seen less contact in both the NFL and NBA result in...
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    Inter v Real Madrid

    If there was contact with Taylor, then I would have preferred a straight red for VC or abusive language/gestures. But in any case, well done to Anthony Taylor. That kind of garbage (including most of the Inter team surrounding him) needs out of the game. The best way to do it is for the referees...
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    Wild MLS playoff game

    I said this in a different forum, but this situation and the discussion around it has motivated me to write out a notecard with some of the issues around KFTM and carry it with me in my wallet when I have a game where we could have KFTM. I will also make sure I clearly go over these items with...
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    Where do you keep your cards, book etc ?

    I use a reusuable game card, so that goes in my left front shirt pocket. Yellow card in my right front shirt pocket, red card in my right back shorts pocket. In the last few weeks I experimented with putting my compact referee wallet (https://www.refereestore.com/b-d-compact-referee-set/ for...
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    Wild MLS playoff game

    I get it. Overall, I completely agree with you on this. I have no idea how you put this into the Laws, but my opinion on this is that VAR supplementing goal line technology is completely acceptable while "pulling play back" for a ball out of play during the attacking phase of play on a touchline...
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    Wild MLS playoff game

    Based strictly on the Laws of the Game (i.e. absent any instruction from the referee administration body), VAR would have been able to review the Villa-Sheffield United goal because the play in question was a goal/no goal situation. That's one of the four situations that the Laws explicitly...
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    Looking at you know what differently?

    In my opinion, the Villa-Brighton play was a penalty regardless of whether there was a touch on the ball. The Brighton player swung his leg in a careless, kind of desperate manner. Yes, he got a slight touch on the ball. But he whacked the heck out of the Villa's player shin. I had a play...
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    Wild MLS playoff game

    The MLS season began in the spring, so they are required to use the 19-20 Laws for the entire season. It’s one of several reasons why I wish MLS would move to a fall to spring schedule with a winter break.
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    Too Windy

    According to many parents and coaches around my games, my eyesight is bad enough that I would never be able to see the diagonal corner flag when standing at a corner. Does that mean I can just abandon all of my games? :D
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    Talking to managers about parents

    I wouldn't do that to kids that age. The kids who have overbearing parents are probably nervous and/or embarrassed enough as it is. The simplest and best way is to engage with the coach/manager or a field marshal (these are volunteers at tournaments who assist with game administration) to...
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    Nani Red Card

    Completely fair comments, as all of yours have been in this discussion. I don't necessarily disagree with your line of reasoning. In my opinion, I think this type of challenge is one where VAR can really provide some value. I watched the play first on my computer, then on my TV (admittedly, not...
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    Nani Red Card

    Normally, I agree with you about still frames. This is why I qualified my comment. In this case, the still frame does do it justice. When a player comes in at this angle, most (if not all) of his body weight is going to be part of the energy of the challenge. This challenge is also on a planted...
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    Nani Red Card

    As I usually do when I hear a studio analyst or broadcaster whine about this, I go back to the Laws of the Game app to see if "it's not a foul if the player gets the ball as part of the challenge" has been added to the verbiage of Law 12. Still not in the Laws that "he got the ball" negates a...
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