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  1. RefIADad

    Manchester City v PSG

    Exactly. Watch any lowlight of Wayne Rooney saying this to a referee or assistant referee with absolutely no sanction whatsoever. Simply put, if players aren't going to be sent off for OFFINABUS for telling officials this, I have absolutely zero sympathy if an official gives it right back (even...
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    Soton - Leicester

    How on Earth can we expect pundits and other media members to properly reference the Laws when an experienced former referee who writes a lot on these topics can even get his nomenclature correct? The tackle endangered the opponent's safety. The proper misconduct is a sendoff for serious foul...
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    Soton - Leicester

    So I guess tackles from behind in the Achilles area are not to be sanctioned as sendoffs anymore. OK then . . .
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    Junior/Youth "You must've taken a big bribe, ref"

    I saw this in a different context three different times in U13 matches this weekend where I was watching in a non-officiating capacity. In two of the cases, obvious red card DOGSO fouls (one was a defender with no chance to play the ball tripping the attacker clear on goal from behind, one was a...
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    Soton - Leicester

    Watching the replay at live speed I'm perfectly good with SFP. The challenge is very much from behind coming into the Achilles area with a locked leg. Yes, there was a very slight touch of the ball, but I'm again going to the magic book and not seeing "getting the ball negates or cancels a foul"...
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    West Ham vs Chelsea

    A committed the foul.
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    West Ham vs Chelsea

    I won't get into the specifics about the red card. I'm just glad I'm seeing this type of play called as a foul. Earlier in this season, I called a similar type of play (similar in that A team's player kicked the ball and then kicked B team's player on the follow-through. I called it a foul on...
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    Euro 2020 Officials

    I think Mr Dean is questioning more why Hategan was selected to be on the panel.
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    Stones send off - Man City vs Villa

    No question this is a tough one to catch as the center. Bankes had a long run to make with the switch of play. I don't fault him on this one. Had he issued the send-off in real time, it would have been a great spot. Also agree that this is the type of play that does paint VAR in a positive...
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    Stones send off - Man City vs Villa

    It was Bankes. I looked at the wrong match on the listing. Thanks for catching.
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    Stones send off - Man City vs Villa

    https://www.nbcsports.com/video/john-stones-receives-red-card-manchester-city-against-aston-villa (I realize this is likely geo-blocked. If someone can also post a version for those of you in the UK to view, I'd appreciate it!) At the end of the sequence, sending Stones off was the right call...
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    Breakaway European League.

    Major League Soccer in the US did the same thing for the first time this year. Probably a smart thing to do. I remember a few years ago when the goal kick law changed, but MLS still had to play the ball out of the penalty area because we were still on the previous version of the Laws for the...
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    Show me your kit!

    What brand is that black watch? I like that one.
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    Euro 2020 Officials

    From what I understand, there is a UEFA/CONMEBOL referee exchange going on this summer. Jesus Gil Manzano from Spain is going to Copa America as part of this exchange. I don't think there was any exchange program during the 2016 Euros.
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    Show me your kit!

    I do own a pair of molded firm-ground studs (or as we say in the US, cleats), but I rarely wear them. So many of my games are on FieldTurf or really hard fields. The only time I've worn them this spring was when I ran a line for a college match and it was a wet field. The field was immaculate...
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    Breakaway European League.

    But I will say that the excessive sponsorship of gambling companies has to be a consideration. So many bad things come from gambling, but they obviously offer huge sums of money to have prominent sponsorship opportunities. It's not going anywhere, as even in the US sports gambling is now...
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    Breakaway European League.

    I haven't seen any reporting that he has resigned from Juventus - just that he resigned as the president of the European Club Association (ECA) as the (Not-So) Super League was announced. Talk about being a double agent!
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    New MLS/PRO kit provider for 2021

    I was surprised the navy kits weren’t worn in both the Houston-San Jose match and the New York-Kansas City match. KC’s shirts don’t have nearly enough navy on them to clash with the new navy shirts. I still think we’ll see a pink or yellow shirt down the road. Over the last two years when MLS...
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    New MLS/PRO kit provider for 2021

    This is kind of interesting - MLS' website is showing the colors of field players, goalkeepers, and match officials this season. Here is the Matchday 1 example. https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/kit-matchups-what-your-club-is-wearing-for-mls-week-1
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    New MLS/PRO kit provider for 2021

    To be completely fair, the "black" kits are actually navy blue. Sort of like how the Adidas kits for the 2014 World Cup were navy instead of black. I really liked those 2014 Adidas kits except for the one stripe down the center of the back. Agreed on the Macron kits. They really do look good...
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