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  1. A Freethinker

    Solanke Handball

    Nope....it is as a referee who wouldn't have given that decision in a million years, football is a contact sport, not every contact is a foul and to make such a decision in a derby game when he can't clearly see a push is beyond me. As for the Solanke handball, ball hits hand NO deliberate...
  2. A Freethinker

    Solanke Handball

    Never said there wasn't contact I said it wasn't a push.....as for Jurgen I am sure your opinion matters to him!
  3. A Freethinker

    Everton Penalty v Liverpool?

    No actually giving genuine opinions, even the Utd supporters couldn't believe it! As I said if you fell that was a penalty good luck every Saturday when there is contact between two players awarding free kicks and penalties all over the show!
  4. A Freethinker

    Everton Penalty v Liverpool?

    Agreed, there is minimal contact here and to me I was appalled that it was given as a penalty as a referee, as a Liverpool fan you have no idea how shocked I was that this was given. Every contact in a game must now be viewed as a free kick good luck with the corners and freekicks in England, at...
  5. A Freethinker

    Solanke Handball

    If you think that is a push then you must give every touch a player makes as foul/push etc there is minimal contact and I have looked numerous times and yet to see an actual push (forward motion of the arm) I see him putting his hand on his back yes and there is contact a push....not in my...
  6. A Freethinker

    Everton Penalty v Liverpool?

    Never a penalty
  7. A Freethinker

    Solanke Handball

    Never a handball....two poor refereeing decisions have cost Liverpool 4 points in the last two games. If these guys are the pinnacle of refereeing then I have to say it is in a sorry state!
  8. A Freethinker

    Swearing on the pitch

    What about a Christian asking them to stop swearing because it is against their religion and they find it offensive?
  9. A Freethinker

    Everybodys favourite martyr..

    Are but then it comes down to are you legally processing it and the answer to that question would be yes! When GDPR comes in next year and you have to explicitly get consent to process information this may be messy, however in the performance of your duties are you going to get every player to...
  10. A Freethinker

    Getting reported

    Ignore him the truth will out and I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. This is why I don't agree with club marks you get petty losers taking out their self hate on you. Don't let him get you down Jack!
  11. A Freethinker

    Everybodys favourite martyr..

    Was end of last season... actually the LOTG state (as below) it states watch/es it doesn't say digital so technically? 4. Referee’s equipment Compulsory equipment Referees must have the following equipment: Whistle(s) Watch(es) Red and yellow cards Notebook (or other means of keeping a...
  12. A Freethinker

    Everybodys favourite martyr..

    Just on this point a referee over here wore one during a game....submitted the evidence to a disciplinary hearing showing him being verbally abused and showing death threats action by the league? They reported him to the IFA who gave him an eight match ban which was rescinded on appeal. Part of...
  13. A Freethinker

    Reentering play

    Graeme do you wave the thrower back on? No he retrieved the ball the other team should have been ready when the ball was in the throwers hand, no obligation to wait. Different if a defender retrieving the ball as you may have match control issues there but for an attacking team taking a throw in...
  14. A Freethinker

    Law 12

    Agree with Graeme here player leaves field of play first so IFK, but doesn't look right giving a red followed by an IDF. Maybe @Brian Hamilton could give us his expectation of sanctions in this scenario as an assessor?
  15. A Freethinker

    FA Apology! Yeh right!

    Knock yourself out, but don't try and drag others into it, you criticise away and if anyone is interested then I am sure they will pick you up. However you did suggest everyone else was silent because they were FA fan boys not because they are intelligent human beings who don't really care...
  16. A Freethinker

    FA Apology! Yeh right!

    @Sheffields Finest...you obviously have a gripe with the FA, I don't understand why you just don't leave refereeing so you can pursue your agenda whatever it is, if they annoy you that much? Personally, I couldn't care less what they do as long as it doesn't affect my family or myself. The...
  17. A Freethinker

    FA Apology! Yeh right!

    @Sheffields Finest there is no disputing the whole affair was mismanaged and that there are a number of issues which need to be addressed within the organisation, no more than we could claim any association or indeed UEFA or FIFA themselves. Maybe the silence is because this is a referee's...
  18. A Freethinker

    Keeper Dropping and Picking up the Ball

    I would probably have gone it was a parry and no control in that situation, they pat it down, but have no control of where it will land etc....I would suggest control is when the ball is stationery at some point i.e. he caught it but 'let' it drop rather than an action of the hand where it could...
  19. A Freethinker

    Keeper Dropping and Picking up the Ball

    Have given it twice in my career the shock when you say you can't control it twice with your hands! :facepalm:
  20. A Freethinker

    Junior/Youth Backpass?

    in the opinion of the referee then?