My society's next meeting is a Football Panel - details :
Thursday 15 September
Dagenham & Redbridge FC, RM10 7XL (2 min walk from Dagenham East tube)
On the panel :
Allan Fenn (Ilford FC Manager)
Sharon Fitch (Wadham Lodge FC Secretary)
Lloyd Wood (L2b Referee)
Paul Belcher (Ilford...
Youth friendly game last night - played in good spirit in glorious evening sunshine
Team A has a free-kick on the half-way line, v near to the touch line, in front of the crowd
Player wants to go fairly quickly and plays it firmly down the line
I am 5-7 yards from the free-kick - trying to get...
Law 14 : The ball is in play when it is kicked and clearly moves
Incident from the weekend (first one) which got me wanting to be 100% sure on other possible scenarios
Player trips during their run up - falls - no contact with the ball
Player trips during their run up - falls onto the ball -...
First time I've seen it :)
Romania v Switzerland
The BBC website recorded it like this:
The Swiss take their kick-off backwards, baffling Pat Nevin in the process. That's a new rule change as of 1 June. You can smack it anywhere you want now. Shoot if you want.
... people seem to worship us by saying we can't have football games without referees ...
Yes we play a part in the football family - but - we aren't Gods or even the most important part !!
For me - it's the coaches who are the most important ... they put the effort in mid-week and game day...
I've got a game this coming Saturday - they'll be someone playing who I really want to send off
He may not commit a foul, take his top off after scoring a goal, may not even give me any dissent at all
... but I really REALLY want to send him off !! !!
Hints & tips please how I can best find a...
Highlights on the bbc - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35336628 (scroll down a little)
2 reds ...
Given the temperature of the game - I like how the referee handled them - especially the 2nd one ...
Law 11 is very clear that an ATTACKING player's arm cannot be offside
Today at half-time in the Manchester United v Newcastle game I'm sure I heard Howard Webb (in the TV truck) refer to the DEFENDING player's arm as something that cannot play an attacking player onside
Have I ..:
Ball over the top into the penalty area
Defender is shepherding (shielding) the ball as the GK comes out
Attacker carelessly shoves the defender in the back - obvious push - everyone has seen it
GK picks the ball up
Referee signals advantage, shouts play on
4-5 seconds later the Defender now...
I've had a few cup final appointments over the last few seasons - as well as the honour and privilege of doing them - and being fed & watered - have also received a few nice treats (instead of payment)
new (full) kit
League embroidered leisurewear
(also had match fee sometimes)
I heard on the radio today that the outcome of the IFAB meeting in Belfast includes a recommendation to FIFA to remove one of the triple whammy of a DOGSO in the penalty area :
Suspension from another game
Surprisingly, the recommendation was to remove the 3rd bullet above -...
Ball over the top into space
Yellow 9 - who is in an off-side position - starts to run towards it - he is still 15 yards from the ball when CAR flag goes up
Yellow 9 sees the flag - stops - hasn't physically stopped a Blue player from getting to the ball ... Yellow 8 (on-side) runs on to the...