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Offside question

#1
Just a quick question about being offside, if an attacking player has dribbled past the second last defender and then passes it FORWARDS to a teammate who is also between the second last defender and the goalkeeper and is already infront of their teammate who is about to pass the ball, are they offside?
 

Ciley Myrus

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#2
Just a quick question about being offside, if an attacking player has dribbled past the second last defender and then passes it FORWARDS to a teammate who is also between the second last defender and the goalkeeper and is already infront of their teammate who is about to pass the ball, are they offside?


Yes.

The good book gives you very helpful guidance on how to determine offside.



Edit, forwards, is not a consideration either. Its the position of the offside player that matters, not the direction of the ball..
 

one

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#5
Where the team mate is and the direction of the pass are irrelevant. Position of the ball, second last opponent and receiving player are the only relevant things for offside position.

The receiving player must be nearer to the opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent at the time the ball last touched a team mate.
 

spuddy1878

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#6
Yes.

The good book gives you very helpful guidance on how to determine offside.



Edit, forwards, is not a consideration either. Its the position of the offside player that matters, not the direction of the ball..
Could you not have replied and left that part out ?

Im sure the OP knows that, every answer to questions asked on here is in the book but for new referees it might be clearer to be answered rather than the LOTG book.
 

Ciley Myrus

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#7
Surely the best resource for any of us, is the book.
That way, you get it exact as nature intended and you read the same information as your colleague in Peru.
 
#8
Based on the description, it certainly would appear that the player in question was in an offside position. As others have said, it doesn't matter what direction the ball travels but it's perhaps worth pointing out that it does matter what the offside-positioned player does next. As we know, just being in an offside position is not an offence. Even though the ball had been played towards them, if the player does not touch the ball and does not interfere with an opponent, there is still no offside offence. If there is another team mate in an onside position who has a chance to play the ball, you should wait to see whether the offside-positioned player becomes involved in active play or not.
 
#15
It's a fair comment to be making imo. Not enough people treat it like their bible. :p

Would solve a fair amount of minor black and white issues if referees read it a bit more often as well.
We have to remember this is the new referee section many could be 16/17 asking the questions.

Whilst i go through LOTG book regularly there is still a huge amount to take on especially for one so young.
 
#16
We have to remember this is the new referee section many could be 16/17 asking the questions.

Whilst i go through LOTG book regularly there is still a huge amount to take on especially for one so young.
In many ways that's true but I think particularly when it comes to questions of offside where there is actually quite a lot of highly descriptive information in the Laws document itself, the relatively neutral and fairly straightforward advice that, "The good book gives you very helpful guidance on how to determine offside," is quite apposite.
 
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