This has just dropped in to my inbox, advising that reports no longer need to be written for dismissals. New process very similar to cautions (other than for "aggravated" offences) - couple of drop-down fields online. The argument being that clubs cannot (should not be) contesting the fine...
I have to source a dozen or so blue cards for referees to use at our tournament in a few weeks. Other than A+H (because of their high P&P cost), does anyone know of a good source for these. In this instance, Google has not particularly been my friend.
I'm considering buying a big piece of blue...
In double-checking something for the kick to the GK discussion, I went to IFAB and was having a look at their documents. I opened up a document detailing the revisions to the laws for 2017/2018 (here), and got confused with Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play.
Old text: The kicker can stand in...
Some interesting points were being raised in a different thread, that got closed off for obvious reasons.
There were two distinct discussions: one, regarding letting a game "flow", and two - stopping for injuries.
On letting a game flow, the younger the participants, the more you should be...
Two months ago I had a surprisingly short-notice CABG. In my mind I set myself a target of being back out refereeing sometime during February. Having mentioned this to my consultant, he raised an eyebrow and commented that I wouldn't be refereeing again this season. Anyone else on here have any...
Can you advise whether the forum complies with the DDA? The reason I ask is that people keep accusing me of being blind, so I want to make sure that my favourite site remains available to me?
Is it just in England where we NAR's are taught to hold the flag in the left hand as much as possible (ie hand closest/most visible to the referee)? NAR in the England game only holding it in his right... Or am I just sad for picking up on that?
Juan Mata correctly received a second caution for his "tackle" on Darren Fletcher. BUT - should he already have been on a yellow card?
I think Juan Mata is guilty of the first point, not the second - he wasn't stood over the ball or similar preventing the kick being taken, he saw his...
Having joined this forum after getting bored of another about 18 months ago, I can definitely say that we're a mixed bunch! I thought it would be interesting to understand how others got in to refereeing...
For me, I got my L1 coaches badge when my son went up to U6's in mini-soccer, and after...
Last night's HIGNFY, hosted by Gary Lineker. First time I've ever regularly read the publication used in the "Missing Words" round. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing!
And can you guess what the missing words were:
I'll post the answer later.
Referee German Delfino correctly overturned a red card and penalty
Assistant is reported to have seen replay and urged referee to change mind
Must remember clocks go forward. Must remember clocks go forward.
9.45 AR2 on League Cup Final 1
Quick change, ready for
12.00 League Cup Final 2 (My son's team, where I "coach")
Quick change again, ready for
2.15 AR1 on League Cup Final 3
Quick change again, ready for
Thankfully all at...
Again, its the Daily Mail again, but...:
Child protection issues here not just for players, but in my opinion for the 15 year old ref as well.