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  1. Kes

    Double Header Appointment.

    Got one coming up this Saturday. :oops: Both open-age. 1pm kick off followed by a 3.30pm kick off (same venue). Both 90 mins, both full match fee. At age 54, it's gonna test the old hamstrings somewhat and my sometimes dodgy Achilles but it seems there's a bit of a referee shortage in our...
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    Have I Missed A Trick?

    Okay, just wanted a bit of constructive input on something that occurred on my match on Saturday because I'm not sure if I did the right thing or not. Feisty game, plenty of physicality, some legal, some not. Home team 2-0 down at half time. Away team take their foot off the gas second half...
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    Blades v Man Utd

    Anybody feel the 1st goal should have been ruled out for a foul on Jones?
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    Watching the Citeh match ...

    Come on Chelsea!! :D
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    Coin Toss (New Laws) - Question

    Maybe I'm being a bit thick (in which case - feel free to slag me off in the usual but polite manner :D ) but, having read the amendment to the above, I'm still unsure as to what option is to be given to the team that "loses" the toss. It's clear that we now give the option of either choosing...
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    Calling An Opponent "Big Nose!!"

    Happened to me in an OA match this weekend. 12 mins to go and, having just dismissed A3 for a Kung Fu challenge on H7, as I'm watching him walk across the field to the changing rooms before restarting play with the DFK one of the home teams shouts "See you later Big Nose!" There were no howls...
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    Toon v Burnley

    From first whistle to first free kick - 19 mins 28 seconds. How often do you see that at any level - let alone the EPL?!! :cool:
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    How About A Nice (Refereeing) Limerick?

    As a ref, I was forced to explain, "It's not me, it's the Laws Of The Game" "So please shut your gob, get on with YOUR job, And kindly let me do the same". Just a bit of light-hearted fun you understand. ;):cool: Anybody else feel up to throwing something together? I know you're out there .... :D
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    Ever had one of those days?

    You know, you wake up, you haven't slept particularly well, mainly because the cold you thought you'd shaken off seems to have returned with a vengeance. You're aching all over, full of snot and when you look out of the window to see the cold damp rain coming down, you really really wish that...
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    What's happened to SM?

    Not seen anything from him for a while now. Has he stood down? Hope he's okay .... :) :cool:
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    Chewing Gum Whilst Refereeing.

    Seen a few referees doing it over the years at Grass Roots level. What's your take on it? Do you do it? Do you think it should be permitted? I know we often see GKs chewing gum during top flight games but can't say I've ever seen a referee chewing at that level. What d'yall reckon fellow...
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    How Old Are You?

    Just curious as to the average age of forum members. Assuming that we represent the broad spectrum of referees across the UK (notwithstanding or precluding those members we have on here from overseas) I'd expect our average age to be in the 30-40 year old bracket. (?) I know that there are...
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    Fastest Sausage & Chips In a While ....

    Interesting FA Cup match at the weekend. Assistant Referee in what was a good tight match for around 80 mins but that descended into utter chaos in injury time. Well refereed in my opinion but ended the match with 4 dismissals and 4 cautions!! :eek: Obligatory post-match refreshments were an...
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    Football's Coming Home!! (?)

    Haven't checked the facts personally but caught this from another forum .... 1966 Real Madrid win the European Cup Burnley qualify for Europe Man City win the league Chelsea finish 5th England win the World Cup 2018 Real Madrid win the Champions League Burnley qualify for Europe Man City win...
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    There's Always Something ...

    Cup match on Saturday. One sided affair really on a pitch that was barely playable but lasted. Away team winning 5-0 about 20 mins to go. Home side press forward and their centre forward wriggles into the penalty area and gets a shot off on goal. Away defender, arms in the air, shot hits his...
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    Player Takes Shirt Off During Match ....

    20 mins in on Saturday and the away keeper has just pounced down onto a through ball and scooped it up in his arms. As I begin to back pedal towards the middle of the field, waiting for him to boot it downfield or bowl it out, I look to my left, slightly behind me and am astonished to see away...
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    Next Manager Of England

    (Apparently) it's now a two-horser between Big Sam and Jurgen Klinsmann(?) Klinsmann would bring fresh thinking to the role in my opinion. Wenger would be the ideal choice but the FA aren't going to be able...
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    Travel expenses for attending a misconduct hearing?

    Probably a daft question, but I've got to attend one tonight in my capacity as the referee for a fixture back in March for which I had to submit a report. Am I meant to be reimbursed my travel costs? :)
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    European Championships 2016

    Kicks off tonight. (Like none of us knew that :rolleyes: :D ) Come on then - who's your money on? Difficult to bet against the host nation (France) doing well but I fancy Belgium or Portugal to make the final this time. Fritz will be there or thereabouts again (as per usual) and there's...
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    Rafa Staying Put!!

    Wanted to post about this on my previous Toon relegation thread but that seems to have gone pear-shaped after another visit from the INDOFFONBOS brigade. :rolleyes: I'm really surprised Senior Benitez has decided to remain with Toon but can't deny I'm pleased about it. What on earth he'll do...