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Playing in a dangerous manner is any action that, while trying to play the ball, threatens injury to someone (including the player themselves) and includes preventing a nearby opponent from playing the ball for fear of injury.

Award indirect free kick to the opposition, give a yellow card to the keeper and the guy with the afro for unsporting behaviour (showing lack of respect to the game).

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Yeh spot on

1 hour ago, mack said:

Award indirect free kick to the opposition, give a yellow card to the keeper and the guy with the afro

One yellow for the player with the afro is enough for unsportsmanlike behavior.

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I have a group for my fellow referees to join. The group is called refcoach

https://www.facebook.com/groups/refcoach/?ref=share

They mainly post videos to their group each week to discuss considerations in coming to decisions. They’ve also started to run workshops now, the last one a month ago was on DOGSO & one tomorrow night on severity of fouls. Mainly run on zoom but also use a few little online learning tools to make it interesting. Throughly recommend
 

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16 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Yeh spot on

One yellow for the player with the afro is enough for unsportsmanlike behavior.

I would also give a red card to the hairdresser who created the abomination haircut as well.

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29 minutes ago, mack said:

I would also give a red card to the hairdresser who created the abomination haircut as well.

If you're handing out reds for dodgy haircuts there are a lot of contenders and their hairdressers.....lol

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Reminds me of the Brazilian guy who used to do the seal dribble. Ended up retiring early due to a combination of managers not taking it seriously and defenders getting sick of him doing it and constantly injuring him.

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Good article from a referee, on bias when it comes to refereeing men’s & women football 

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55 minutes ago, Prydzopolis said:

Good article from a referee, on bias when it comes to refereeing men’s & women football 

I personally struggle with the differences between men's and women's football, youth and adult football as well

For instance, arms in the back and little nudges? OK for Premier League games, OK for All Age Mens/Ladies 1 and maybe AA Div 2, any lower than that and I'll probably whistle for it

I think one thing that is missing from there (speaking from my lowly Level 3 referee badge which is probably expired now) is game management.

Imagine this:

Striker is put through one-on-one with the goalkeeper. Goalkeeper rushes out and gets the ball just in time before the striker can get there. Striker obviously trips over the goalkeeper but - fair play - goalkeeper got there first.

Being a more experienced referee (heh), I half kept watch on what the striker would do after. Goalkeeper punts the ball down the field. Striker runs up behind the goalkeeper and basically shoves the goalkeeper over when the goalkeeper wasn't looking. Two hand push.

What did I do? Red card for the striker. Violent conduct off the ball.

This was a youth football match. Now, if this was an All Age Mens match or a Premier League match, it would be a bit more iffy. Some referees would definitely show the red. Others I've seen would basically tell the striker they're on their last chance and give them a yellow. If it happened in the A-League or EPL, almost certainly just a yellow max.

I don't think inconsistent application of the laws of the game are bad. If I refereed every game like I did a Premier League game, it would be chaos. You'd have 14 year olds flying around with both feet off the ground. If I refereed every game like I did an Under 13s where little nudges are pulled up, it would be the dullest game of all time.

I think the job of the referee is to let the players play the game in a way that is safe and to their expectations of how their game will be. Premier League players have a certain idea of how rough and physical their games can get, so they should be able to play to that level. That is at the cost of an "inconsistent" application of the rules.

At local level, that pre-game briefing with the captains is important. Set that standard and let them know.

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2nd yellow in a shootout for jumping off the line (when you're supposed to give them a warning+retake first and only give a card for 2nd offence) and then the refs forgot that Orlando had used all their subs so had to take back the keeper subs they allowed. What a joke. And if you look at the 'offence' it's absolutely miniscule.

https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2020-11-21-orlando-city-sc-vs-new-york-city-fc/details/video/249636

lmao.

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6 hours ago, mack said:

2nd yellow in a shootout for jumping off the line (when you're supposed to give them a warning+retake first and only give a card for 2nd offence) and then the refs forgot that Orlando had used all their subs so had to take back the keeper subs they allowed. What a joke. And if you look at the 'offence' it's absolutely miniscule.

https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2020-11-21-orlando-city-sc-vs-new-york-city-fc/details/video/249636

lmao.

And as a side observation, I had to laugh when the commentator said "I'm speechless" then kept talking without drawing breath until the video ended.

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19 hours ago, mack said:

2nd yellow in a shootout for jumping off the line (when you're supposed to give them a warning+retake first and only give a card for 2nd offence) and then the refs forgot that Orlando had used all their subs so had to take back the keeper subs they allowed. What a joke. And if you look at the 'offence' it's absolutely miniscule.

https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2020-11-21-orlando-city-sc-vs-new-york-city-fc/details/video/249636

lmao.

There was more after that. After the outfield player makes the save (spare a thought for the player whose penalty was saved by an outfield player) to make it 5-5 the referee blew full time. There's a video of the whole shootout here and at 19:55 you see how everyone is standing around confused then you hear the referee blow the full time whistle, everyone goes crazy and starts celebrating, the referee listens to his earpiece for a while then calls them all back so Orlando can take their last pen to win 6-5.

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