I have a question. Towards the end of a game if one team is making a push to tie, I have noticed that some refs try to speed things by doing things they wouldn't normally do if it was in the middle of the game, even if the players are moving at the same pace as they would during a game: -having the 4th official/coach introduce a spare ball on the field if a ball goes well out of play, when players/ballboys have been chasing the single ball all game long. -telling players on the leading team to hurry up as they retreive balls (even if they are proceeding as they have all game long) -making players hurry (even threatening a caution) when they come up from defensive positions for re-starts in the attacking third) -enforcing the 6 second goalkeeper rule more closely. I'm sure you refs can think of a few more things that are done to speed the game at the end. Does this seem fair to you? To me, it seems like the official is changing how he/she calls the game to give one team a greater chance to tie. I like it when I'm behind and it frustrates me when I'm ahead. Seems strange either way though, to become more sensitive to the benefit of one team over another. Thanks.