Hi everyone, just wanted to get people's opinions on the positioning of the assistant referee in the match at Wigan on Sunday as it took me by surprise and I'm not sure why! The assistant, Shaun Hudson, often took up the position that's shown in the image I've attached, pushing past the half way line when play was active in the half he was not covering. He only adopted this position on free kick and corner kick situations, I'm guessing to aid team work as they're obviously in touch over the comms kit. Does he get a better view from there compared with the half way line? IMO the angle may be slightly improved but negligible. Anyone think of any other reasons why he does this?