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Discussion in 'Referee' started by Chas (Psyatika), Apr 18, 2006.
did that goal stand?? Shouldn't, the AR didn't follow the ball to the line and it went over the line, should have been a GK.
going through the ARs head "oh s***" (in portegues)
Not to diminish the referee error on this one, but it does highlight an important principle - play the whistle! You can see the keeper look over at the AR, expecting to see the flag, not seeing it, and start chasing the guy with the ball - obviously way too late.
Also, very skilled play by the forward to get his toe on the ball and get it back down the line.
Too bad the AR missed an important call...
More than anything this accents the point that the AR should be following the play all the way down to the goal line. If he didn't stop up the line like that, he would have caught this!
AR's always follow the players and the ball to the line... ESPECIALLY when there is a contest for the ball between opponents.
Prefect clip to show the importance of following the ball.
For goal kicks, you generally don't expect the whistle to be blown, so i could understand at least glancing over at the AR to verify the call. When it's that close, though, the goalkeeper should definitely consider playing the ball until you hear the whistle (especially if the attacker is still playing the ball). In the goalkeeper's defence, it must have looked so obvious to him that he felt there was no reason to expect a whistle. From the first angle (live action), it's hard to tell if the ball went out because of the white advert right next to the end line. Maybe that's what threw off the referee and AR.
It looks to me like the AR was staying with the 2LD even though the ball had gone past. Agreed, great clip for training AR on the importance of their positioning.
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