Hi all! I'm pleased to have found this forum, as a very new ref it's nice to read through some threads! This is my first post, and I'd love some feedback! Had a game last weekend, a semi-final cup game between two quite physical sides. There was what I perceived to be the usual amount of pushing/leaning on opponents throughout the game; most of which I didn't deem to be an offence, just the physical part of the game. However I got a lot of comments from players saying that these pushes should have been free kicks. These came mainly in the second half, after a 1-1 scoreline at halftime. I didn't believe the game got any more physical in the second half, and while I'll be the first to admit one or two bad calls/lack of a call, I tried to stay consistent with my decision making; but the comment from one of the captains has stuck with me, 'What does it take to get you to blow the whistle, ref?!'. Perhaps my threshold as to what's a foul and what isn't (when it comes to a push) is higher than the players, or maybe they're just complaining? The managers both said they appreciated the consistency, which I've tried to focus on, but I'd love any feedback from you guys in regards to when a push becomes a foul... Thanks for your time guys!