Posts Tagged ‘violent conduct’

I know I’m a little late on this but it’s definitely worth the talking points.

The Match:  

Sunday, November 24 – Manchester Untd v Cardiff City

The Incident:

“With just seven minutes on the clock, a race for the ball between Rooney and Jordan Mutch saw the England striker kick out at his opponent.  Luckily for United, referee Neil Swarbrick only deemed the foul a yellow card offence.” (courtesy of (more…)

Team-mates Gone Wild!!!

Posted: November 2, 2013 by thirdblindmouse in Uncategorized
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When you start learning the ropes of refereeing, and you take the entry level clinic, one of the first things you learn is that about 90% of refereeing is directly related to Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct.  We all learn that there are 7 cautionable offences (yellow card) and 7 send-off offences (red card).  But, what most instructors fail to also mention is that those 7cautionable and 7 send-off offences do not necessarily have to be committed against an opponent.  Any of those 7 deadly sins in football, if committed toward anybody, gives a one way ticket straight to the showers and early ride home.  Yes, even if it committed against the referee, any team official, a spectator, and even if committed against your own team-mate. (more…)

VC outside FOP…you tell me

Posted: October 21, 2013 by thirdblindmouse in Uncategorized
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We all know that Law 1 states that “The field of play must be rectangular and marked with lines. These lines belong to the areas of which they are boundaries.”  With that in mind, consider the following:

Blue player #12 is attacking and running near the touch line.  Red player #8 approaches to tackle for the ball.  In order to maneuver and get around his opponent, Blue #12 pushes the ball past Red #8 and runs around the other side of him.  In doing so, he steps off the FOP in order to go around his opponent.  This is when Red #8 moves in front of Blue #12 and punches him in the face.  We can all agree that Red #8 is dismissed for violent conduct and shown a red card however, the question is…What and where is the restart? (more…)