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    Promotion News

    Not sure how that works when the new promotion season starts on 1st August, and most leagues won't start until September anyway. I asked the FA and they say the latest it could run to was the end of May.
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    Seen on Twitter…

    I would hazard a strong guess that he has previously had a warning given how quickly the referee reacts. But of course the player isn't going to mention that in his post is he ... ? :)
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    Changing County FAs

    CFAs are notoriously territorial and typically it is difficult to move if you haven't changed address. In most places there isn't overlap as your address is either in a county or it isn't. It is different in the South East as London extends into the home counties and vice versa, and the AFA...
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    photos

    It came to me immediately. One of the most iconic ever TV characters was Mr Baxter :) For those that are vastly younger than me ...
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    photos

    Showing my age here, but were you a PE teacher in Grange Hill .. ? :)
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    photos

    In my experience professional academies don't like photographs being taken, and are wary of people who they may think are scouting for other clubs. I've been challenged countless times when referee coaching at my local club over the years. I don't recall ever seeing any club photographers, but...
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    NLS appeals and allocations

    Some of it is baffling. Spartan South Midlands Premier League remains mainly London, Herts, Middlesex and Berks & Bucks clubs. Their division 1 has moved way North with clubs moved from the UCL in Northamptonshire, but London Tigers have been left in there. Their closest rivals are 35 miles...
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    Japan v Matildas

    I think most in that video are red as it was either the keeper blocking a shot with their hands or a player having the attacker's attempt to knock it past the keeper being illegally blocked. An example of one that shouldn't be is where the keeper catches the ball just outside the area with no...
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    Japan v Matildas

    Video is blocked.
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    Japan v Matildas

    Covering defenders aren't the key consideration, rather that is where the closest attackers are. Over the years I've seen a lot of referees incorrectly send off for handling outside the area, but it should only be red if it denies an OGSO. It would only be a yellow if the handling prevented a...
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    Euro 2020 final

    I agree, in my experience when someone throws a punch in retaliation to a challenge it almost always ends up with at least two red cards. Even if the player who has been punched doesn't retaliate, it is highly likely at least one team mate won't. Rightly or wrongly, if I view a challenge as...
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    Euro 2020 final

    I want it to be a red card, and as I've said on here before I am harsh on challenges when there is zero attempt for the ball, like the Wales sending off, because that unnecessary contact is potentially dangerous. Think it is a push to say there is any danger here though, and even I with my...
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    Euro 2020 final

    Penalties are a lottery at the best of times. We have a very young squad so it was an inevitability that youngsters would have to take penalties. Southgate said the order was based on practicing in training, but there is a big difference between a non-pressure kick against a small keeper in...
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    Euro 2020 final

    It's the problem with a very young squad, huge pressure for them. And against a giant of a keeper who has a reputation for saving penalties. Kuipers was excellent and there can't be any complaint about the refereeing in this game.
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    Euros

    There's enough doubt there to say that it was an interception rather than pass.
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