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    Let it flow, but blow for everything...

    It's just like any other game. You ref what in front of you. My go to line is play it like a friendly and I'll ref it like one, play it competitively and I'll ref it as normal. Ive then not tied myself to being a no card ref, but similarly if anyone complains it's a friendly I remind them about...
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    Euros

    Slow mo should only be used for point of contact.
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    Let it flow, but blow for everything...

    Had something similar myself yesterday. 1st half, blew for a foul in defensive 3rd. Defender asks can we not have advantage ref. 2nd half, play poor advantage in defensive 3rd, posession turns over, ball out of play for corner. Goal conceded. Made a point of saying to the lad this is why we...
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    Euros

    The last of the mavericks. He is retiring after this tournament.
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    Lesson learnt!

    What we're the referees instructions before the game?
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    Euros

    Not a clear and obvious error to award it for me. Both players elbows are up, and I know not handball but in a justifiable position for someone jumping for the ball. Fine if you want to give a pen, but not one for VAR to get involved in.
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    Euros

    I thought the same though. Silly yellow card to pickup, when all goals are checked. Irrelevant to the fact of VAR he wasnt even close to offside either.
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    Euros

    Did it even get a mention from the commentary/pundit team? Penalise it if you think he is trying to deceive you, but it's guesswork. There's no appeal, from anyone, including the player. So it's a guess as to what his actual intent was or what he was trying to achieve. I think it's an in...
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    Denmark vs Belgium

    Clip?
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    County leagues and Senior County leagues?

    It's different. As a level 5 in Cheshire I refereed games on the Cheshire league div 1 and below. The step 7 premier division was supply league and reffed by level 4s. However, when I moved down to Cornwall the step 7 league was South West Peninsula league East and West (2 leagues) which was...
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    Euros

    Yes, whether he actually bit down is in question, I suppose. Why he even thought about putting his open mouth on pogba's and simulating a bite is beyond me....
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    Defender brought down in the box - denied opportunity to intercept attacker.

    If a player is tripped in a careless, reckless or excessive force manner, it doesn't really matter what they might have been able to achieve. A direct free kick offence has been committed and so the restart would be a DFK to the player that was tripped team. As its a yhtbt (you had to be there)...
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    Baseline Fitness Tests

    Yeh, you will have lost a lot of time going up hill so good effort.
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    Baseline Fitness Tests

    For a first effort that's not bad. I did a mock fitness test last night and did 2.7k in the 12 mins, I'd have expected to hit 3k just over 13 mins at an average pace of 4:26pkm. We did really tail off on the last lap as we were 20-25 secs ahead of the time so I think with a touch more effort...
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    Laws of the Game Challenge

    I missed the word reckless on the SPA question... And of course penalties, what I would actually do vs what law says.
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