That was a judgement call (you can also be offside if you are in an offside position and gain an advantage because of your position) and judgement calls always cause problems. Back passes are another big cause of friction.Let me get this clear. Are you asking me to change my previous decision during the game that has now finished?
Just so we're clear, are you asking me not to put that booking in?
I use that when the coach is confrontational or touching on the aggressive side. It usually works, they tend to shut up and walk away. Sometimes though, they just aren't aware of the reason for the decision under the laws of the game and a calm demeaner and clear explanation can defuse the situation. I had this yesterday funnily enough, great game, open age, 2 2 with 10 minutes left. Attacker in an offside position. Ball played forward but went at pace to a defender who stuck his foot out, deliberately played the ball but mis-kicked it straight into the path of the offside attacker who scored. Not everyone saw the defender touch the ball but I was fortunate enough to be in the perfect position to see it. Had chaos for the last 10 minutes which resulted in 2 players being sin-binned and the coach being shown a yellow card. They just didn't want to hear about the explanation and every time I spoke, they shouted over me.
When the game was eventually over and everyone had walked off the pitch, I was able to talk to another coach about the decision explaining it wasn't an offence to be in an offside position and that his own player had deliberately played at the ball passing it to the attacker hence play on.
He was fine about it and accepted it and apologised about his players and other coach. Still didn't hear from the other coach or players though.
It's a tough job and soul destroying at times
You may wish to read Law 11 fully, as that will explain why the referee (Gamespoiler) was correct to allow play to continue.That was a judgement call (you can also be offside if you are in an offside position and gain an advantage because of your position) and judgement calls always cause problems. Back passes are another big cause of friction.
Can we add ‘where’s the ball gone?’There must be a book all players read so they understand the script and must join in.
In the back
Who played them on
That’s the first foul
It’s not about you ref
(After 4 minutes of a sin bin) can he come back on
But I got the ball
He’s all over him
I also had this yesterday, on what I'm pretty sure was the second foul this team had committed - and I had cautioned for the first as it was SPA!" How many ref?" always gets me. Usually shouted after a team, not a single player note, has committed as many as, I don't know, 2 or 3 whole fouls sometimes!
Yes, apparently there have been lots of new rules introduced this season that IFAB forgot to add to the laws.