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    PGMOL branded ipad case - free!

    I won ut at RA conference a few years back and it's been in the cupboard ever since! Free to a good home, just pay postage!
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    Blood Pressure Tests

    Just had an email through from the FA about next years football at Step 5 and 6. Still no word on when it'll start but they're saying they'll need blood pressure tests for the fitness test... What planet are they on over there? There isn't a GP in the country who would perform the test. I know...
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    VAR...dortmund v bayern

    I'm amazed by the lack of an appeal but for me this ticks every box for handball. I think this should have been handball under the previous laws as well. Thoughts? If you haven't, watch the winner...super goal
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    Specialist level 4 assistants

    I presume everyone at 4 has recieved a questionnaire asking, hypothetically, if they'd choose a specialist lining route if offered. With this and the other changes planned for the semi pro pyramid next year it's an exciting time to be level 4/3. I would say my decision would have to be based...
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    Another weekend...another VAR thread

    How is this not a clear and obvious error?
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    Footballers becoming refs I think it's a huge shame that retiring players and those let go from academies aren't becoming refs. I've only ever come across one (Rob Clare) but he's not reffing anymore. They have a huge advantage over anyone of us (that they've actually...
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    Referees Football Match (Yorkshire)

    Afternoon all, Thanks to a few drop outs there's a some slots available for a referees v referees football match taking place in Harrogate on Sunday. The standard is a mix of awful to Sunday league and is sure to be a good laugh, especially after the success of the managers v referees match...
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    VAR (again)

    I think a perfect example of it in action tonight. Swiss attack, potential foul in the area not given Potugal go up the other end and get a clear pen themselves. Ref speaks to VAR for some time (perhaps the only down point, this part took a while) Ref goes and checks on the monitor and...
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    VAR again

    City v schalke Doing my best to be impartial... 2 mins checking the city goal was redicilous, get the game going 1st pen...5 mins...Was it really clear and obvious? I don't think so 1nd pen...he's milked the contact but can't disagree it's a foul. He is offside though from the original...
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    Taking your assistants advice

    Using the winning goal in the Doncaster v Oldham FA cup game as reference... As ref you see and incident, give a decision. Assistant (much futhter away) flags you over, you go with him. Happy days if he's right and you're wrong. But vice versa...
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    Eng v Aus - womens friendly trying to think of something to say that isnt hammering the officials... three, what appear to be, really poor decisions all against England. Offside - always tough to call on quick breaks when your behind play 1st pen - potentially ref has her...
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    Bobby Madley - retired!?

    Seen some Twitter rumblings (from reputable sources...) that he's retired due to a change in personal circumstances. Anyone else seem or heard anything!? Was only last month I officiated a charity tournament with him and he was gearing up for Europa league qualifiers and high profile friendlies...
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    Auction! Select grouo signed ref shirt

    I'll be playing in a charity tournament in a few weeks where a refeeees shirt signed by members of the select group will be auctioned off. If anyone would like to place a bid let me know and I'll pass your details on to the organiser Cheers!
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    VAR in Holland and US

    VAR got a run out yestersay, I'm attempting to post links to YouTube videos so hopefully it works. Both instances see the ref change his original onfield decision. Both instances look messy with players crowding the ref demanding a review which needs to be stopped. There's still a whole lot...
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    VAR trial - France v Spain

    surprised there's no thread on this yet! I watched the game last night (albeit missing the 1st five mins of the second half and the first referral as the in laws came round!). I thought the trial was a success, two incorrect decisions overturned which, if there wasn't a VAR could have resulted...
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    Lengthy keeper injury...

    Friend of mine at today's oldham game just messaged me asking if the keeper goes down for treatment and it looks like he'll need stitches etc, might take 10/15/20 mins. If the club don't want to sub him off, is there anything we can do except wait for treatment to be completed? In this...
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    Video Assistant Referee

    Just been used for the first time in the Club World Cup would have liked to have seen the minute previous to that but looks like the right decision made! onwards and upwards
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    Conflict of interest

    Has anyone ever had to come off a game due to a conflict of interest before? I was appointed to a city ladies game today (cup semi final v arsenal) but thought it best to speak to the appointing officer who decided it would be best to take me off the game. Dissapointing as it would have been...
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    Level 4 fitness test

    Anyone else get details of the fitness tests today stating both 2600 (on the letter) and 2700 (on the blood pressure card) to be run?! Cam anyone clear this up?!
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    7 games in the next month for me, moas calendar is looking very green! Anyone else getting loads through?