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    Dutch Referee Blog - Week 14 Laws of the Game Quiz 2020-2021

    Given that the question never mentions the other attacker touching the ball at all, I reckon the question works just fine as it's written ... :)
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    WHU vs Man City

    My personal preference is to fully enforce those laws which exist to keep the game flowing and a better spectacle ... so eg, I'm quicker to penalise things like delaying restarts than others might be. Unsurprisingly therefore, on this topic I instinctively side more with @one (and it appears...
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    It was nice while it lasted...

    Whilst it guarantees nothing, the fact that the FA are in the process of doing their December appointments (I got provisional appts for Boxing Day and Sat 2nd Jan this PM) is at least a positive sign. They didn't do that, from what I can remember, back at the start of the season when the start...
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    WHU vs Man City

    @one , @GraemeS. I've followed your debate with a lot of interest .. thanks for making it both thought provoking and civil :) . On reflection, I think this is yet one more of the examples where 'continental 'refereeing differs from English. I've spent a lot of time in Denmark over the last...
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    First Postponement Of The Season!

    Personally, I never trust what those vegetables say ...... :rolleyes: :)
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    IDFK Where?

    Errrr, where the offense occurs? :)
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    Molten Valkeen

    Whatever rocks your world .... :) 😂
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    Merseyside derby

    Never seen that challenge before and it genuinely made my stomach turn to see it :eek:
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    WSL - Chelsea v Man City

    No Observers in WSL games. They are managed through the same Evaluation process as in the EPL (and Championship I think) ... so every single decision made by all the officials in the 90 mins will be assessed and marked right or wrong. Outcome likely to be similar on this KMI though!
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    Senior AR

    Sadly, punctuation is in a terrible state in the modern game 😂 More seriously, don't try and defend the indefensible, the whole team just loses credibility. Try and build rapport pre game and be clear about your expectations. And remind them that (hopefully) the match referee is much closer...
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    racist comment?

    Ladies and Gentleman, I think we have our winner in the 2020 'Best Post' category 😂 :D
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    Just put your fingers to your ear (VAR style), listen intently and then say, he's still making up his mind ... by the time the manager has worked out what's (not) going on you'll have probably moved away :) Very similar to my personal favourite on goal line decisions in Sunday League matches...
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    Difficult match

    I'm going to risk further pedantry, though hopefully in a good cause! I prefer the approach that says that dissent is dissent and therefore a mandatory caution. However, not all disagreement / frustration with decisions is dissent. By definition, dissent is: Dissent is strong disagreement...
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    Man U v Spurs

    This is a great clip and I love how the referee calmly takes his time, observing any further misconduct, before administering the Red. (For what it's worth I hope there was also a yellow for the Green 9 for his reaction and possibly also for the Green GK for running 70 yards to get involved!)...
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    Waited 5 Months For This

    Congrats and enjoy ... you've earned it!!