I certainly wouldn't be giving it myself but then I've always thought the "circumventing the law" thing was a daft and pointless inclusion in the book anyway.
Who's to say that any backpass to a goalkeeper with the knee or the shin or even the head isn't an example of a player circumventing the...
I suppose if you put it that way Russell then yes, I've done that before - but not often.
Generally, I'd just call it "banter". It's certainly not a "stepped approach" for me but I get that effectively, by verbalising anything with a player before whipping out the card amounts to something...
The stepped approach , for me, is for technical offences ie foul play, restarts etc.
Dissent is dissent. I won't let one or two examples of what I consider to be genuine dissent just slide because it's early on or because I think it's "fair".
I card it straight away. Most players...
Your profile still shows you as a level 9.
Are you not a Level 7/8 yet and how old are you?
Based on what you're writing, it sounds as if you dealt appropriately with the situation, which must have been difficult for you.
Is it possible that you were letting a lot go that maybe you should...
The guy grabbed the Cardiff player and threw him to the floor. As if that wasn't enough, he then pushes the guys face away with his hand when he's on the floor. Don't know what Jon was seeing but the AR should have called that.
Red for me.
Your age has everything to do with why you believe what you've just written Alex.
I'm not going to get into it with you on a refereeing forum since the admins would just curtail it in the end anyway.
Suffice to say, the world wasn't always run by the litigative hysteria we have now...
That's the whole joke of it to be honest. All players should know.
Half of them still haven't even cottoned on to the idea that anything offensive, insulting or abusive is a red card.
How many times during a match do you hear expletives and obscenities that fit the "red card" bill? Why...
Think what you like fella.
I don't believe in Hell.
Nobody was hurt, nobody died, the world still kept turning. Yet somebody complained about it and the bloke was "sacked". That's PC.
I wouldn't expect somebody your age to understand ....
Not at first, just surprised and incredulous.
Him: "You can't do that ref, the whistle's gone"
His Captain: "You can't do that ref, the game's over".
Me: "We're still on the field gents, you two both need to read the LOTG".
Him: "That's not fair ref - how was I to know you can still red card...
Dunno. He didn't though and I'd imagine that any religion that lauded that sort of idea would quickly be dubbed an "illegal" one.
My point was, rightly or wrongly, that he was simply touting his religious beliefs and it's not his own "homophobic" views that were jumped on. The ridiculous fact...
I've been likened to many a smooth-headed individual in the past mate - Webb, Collina etc but never been called a Baldy Knobhead.
The worst I've been called I suppose, was last season during a low-level (3rd Division) match between two teams of scrotes and it actually took place about a minute...