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    Which team does a fan support ?

    I was doing one of my periodic re-reads of the LOTG on the IFAB site last night. Always good to remind yourself of the Laws that can get forgotten, because they relate to things that never, or hardly ever, happen. IFAB have helpfully started adding FAQs. Many are useful, but this one baffled...
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    Arsenal vs Palace

    Shouting in frustration at the telly as the Sky commentators go on and on about the non-award of a yellow card against James McArthur in a situation where Mike Dean played an advantage for what would have been a routine SPA if he had stopped for the free kick. Completely text book example of...
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    Mid-season promotion news

    If 30th September was the cut-off date, and 14th October the implementation date, presumably all through the refereeing pyramid this is squeaky bum time for quite a few ? Everyone sitting comfortably ? Anyone know when announcements are expected ? No expectation personally this time, but...
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    Best and worst counties to be a referee

    What is the best and worst county for a level 5 referee who can pass the FA fitness? My criteria would be : 1. Senior league(s) below Supply level for middles 2. Supply league(s) for lines 3. Appointments most weeks. So not too many referees for matches available 4. Appointments system that...
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    Top 3 ignored laws

    Apologies if this has been done before. Coming to the end of my first full season refereeing having also played and managed from semi pro to junior parks football (and watched a fair few games on the telly !). I was musing on the top 3 laws (in frequency of related incident) that are never, or...
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    Conflicting advice on signalling advantage

    Now had 2 assessments with different advice on signalling advantage. Assessment one - 'good use of advantage, but don't signal too quickly. Wait a second or two to ensure it is really there allowing yourself to bring it back for the free kick if necessary without confusing anyone' Assessment...
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    Mental Injury

    Open age Blue vs Red. Blue only have a bare 11. 40 minutes in, nothing much happening when two players get into a bit of a heated exchange about a CAR offisde call (bet no-one has ever seen that before !). Quick word with the two of them seems to have nipped it in the bud. However a couple...
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    Cramp

    About 70 mins into the game yesterday, with the ball out of play for a throw in to the opposition, red centre half goes down with cramp clutching his calf. From the reaction of his team mates. it looks like this is not unusual. One of his team mates straight away grabs his leg to help him...
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    Problems with club assistant

    A problem today with a club assistant. In this case a substitute running the line. Before the game, I gave my usual instructions which include leaving fouls to me, not because I don' t trust them, but because it causes problems. Never had any club official have problems with that instruction...
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    Overhanging tree

    Inspecting the pitch before the game I noticed a tree overhanging the pitch about 10 feet above the ground along one of the goal lines just inside the penalty area. Obvious risk of diverting the ball, especially from a corner. I spoke to both captains before the game and said if the ball hit...
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    Player with no name

    Tricky game at the weekend (u17). Slightly grumpy but uneventful first hour. Then blue and red decide to square up after a nothing challenge. Blue punches red. Red throws one back. They step back for a second then both decide to have another go. I deal with blue, who goes off with no...
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