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    Middlesbrough sending off

    I’d like more context. I’m looking at the ref and his body language is odd - he is static and I wonder if his waiting for something to take control of. The actual challenge seems reckless to me.
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    Cutting the Grass

    Same here. Play on, loud, for advantage. Go on, carry on, fine, clean, good tackle, good save, good for me... The rest of the time. I try not to comment every “decision” when the ball is in play. However, I have worked with some very intensely proactive refs and that his given me some feeling...
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    Advice

    Take. Your. Time.
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    Dropped ball dilemma

    I think you can justify a few different outcomes here based on what is and what isn’t in the laws. GK, CK, IDFK, YC to MU player for delaying the restart, even YC to WHU player for USB. Or DB. I think football expects a dropped ball on TV. At grassroots I think safe refereeing is just to tell...
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    Dropped ball dilemma

    I think the law cannot cover every circumstance. A dropped ball being played first by the wrong team is not covered. JM quite right to improvise.
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    Luton V Swansea

    That’s refcoach’s decision and I think it’s justifiable. I think yellow yellow is also justifiable. I wold go red as I think it is blatant, intentional, cynical and in one of my games, a re would be the expected outcome. ITOOTR!
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    Tips for identifying offender

    I lost one in the setting sun the other week. Reckless advantage. I got it right at the third player. Great tip about looking for the number before the challenge. Simple but never occurred to me before!
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    Tips for identifying offender

    And I tell them the card is coming so that everyone can hear. No surprised. What you don’t want is a revenge tackle or second yellow... both lead to a mess!
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    Youth football DOGSO

    Context - serious 11v11 players that practice 4 times a week, deliberate DOGSO-H, red card no problem. 8v8 hobby league, saturday morning 9am, first game of 3 for a mixed ability team, I’m giving a yellow card. Sue me;)
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    Advice on handling interactions with players

    I have a few colleagues with some strange habits. One has a very high bar for fouls, happily communicates all game but hates giving warnings - so, when he does it is epic, goes on far too long. I would advise against this, especially early in the game, it antagonises the benches and crowd. Last...
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    defenders pushing in the penalty area

    Great advice about corners. You can also move so players can see you. Obvs you want to be in the “correct position” when the ball comes in, but walking around during the set up so the players can see you and eyeball them can help. Oh and FFS don’t watch the ball - watch the players! I think at...
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    West Ham v Utd

    I agree. But Zouma has dived in, nowhere near the ball, I think football expects a pen there - even if Ron is too quick of thought and deed for his own good.
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    Wolves Vs Brentford

    This was a great game for the officials and Brentford, and for the neutral. The decision making was great throughout - without opening another thread - this was in stark contrast to Madely in the Liverpool game - I get to watch the 3pm - where Andy had a shaky start and there were a few odd...
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    West Ham v Utd

    The third Ron pen was nailed on for me. Super straightforward. As was the handball. How many more managers will be bring on players to take pens with the first touch after this?!?
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    Cutting the Grass

    Different case though. In comms you say “waiting on...” or “OK”... and you only say “offside” when you raise the flag. This is quite universally trained I believe and avoids any confusion with the referee hearing the wrong thing. This is communication with the referee. A shake of the head...
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    Luton V Swansea

    Obvious red for me, plus yellow to the white. If not I think there’s a riot in a grassroots game. I think I can sell that. Unusual though, SFP or VC? Is the ball in play? Is it a challenge for the ball? No. VC then?
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    Cutting the Grass

    Didn’t Collina say something along the lines of how important body language is, especially in international environments where language may be a problem? For me, Trevor, cutting the grass is a very useful tool for communicating with colleagues, benches, players and spectators. To be used with...
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    Southampton Penalty

    This is re-refereeing the game and made even more of a farce because of this year’s invention that the threshold for awarding a PK is higher than a normal offence. That said I think no pen is the right call here. It’s a foul by the attacker for me on replay. Not enough arm before that for a...
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    Advice on handling interactions with players

    Interesting about dealing with the benches as AR1. I do a lot of serious contrib-type games with small crowds. I am very careful about what I say to benches. I do deliberately try to get some contact early in the game and I’m pro-active answering any questions. I know it’s going to help me later...
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    Tattoos In Football

    I was at a guitar workshop a while back with the amazing Guthrie Govern. In the intimate Q&A after one lad asked “when I’m really successful how do I know which sponsors to choose to work with?” Similarly, I think you might be focusing on the wrong things.
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