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Discussion in 'Referee' started by RefIADad, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. ShayG

    ShayG Member

    United States
    Aug 9, 2021
    Well yeah. :)
    Maybe I should’ve said TIL mothers with two kids average 19 years old in North Carolina
  2. Law5

    Law5 Member+

    Mar 24, 2005
    Beaverton OR
    My daughter remembers doing U-19 girls games in Cal South where several of the players had brought their kids to the game.
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  3. davidjd

    davidjd Member

    Derby Rams; SJ Earthquakes
    Jun 30, 2000
    Wilmington, NC / Bay Area, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NC now, but I started with the whistle in Cal South. I didn't know any girls with 2 at 19. I knew more than one with one by that age. I feel like CA would have been more likely to have 2 by 19 rather than where I am in NC.
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  4. soccerref69420

    I literally only watch soccer games to watch the refs
    Mar 14, 2020
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea DPR
    How do you guys deal with the situations where an attacker sandwiches themselves in between two defenders and then goes down, knowing when to call a foul on the defender vs. an attacker just trying to bait? I guess it's probably if the two defenders converge on an attacker to sandwich them, but what about if the defenders are already converging and the attacker pokes one between them and then follows through between them and then there is contact and they go down

    I know it's a bit difficult without video but would like any advice on this thanks
  5. DefRef

    DefRef Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    Storrs CT
    I have seen this scenario many times - attacker initiates contact and tries to force himself through a spot that is not there. And often goes down in the process. Assuming he does not knock defender down (or aside), I rarely call any foul here. And if I say anything, it would be something to the affect of "you did it to yourself".
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  6. Beau Dure

    Beau Dure Member+

    May 31, 2000
    Vienna, VA
    Hey, that's a Radiohead song. Maybe sing it to them.
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  7. frankieboylampard

    Mar 7, 2016
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    seems Just :)
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  8. soccerref69420

    I literally only watch soccer games to watch the refs
    Mar 14, 2020
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea DPR
    Yes that's basically what I do too. Unless the defenders converge in on the attacker, if an attacker is between two defenders in a narrow window and squirts the ball thru them then tries to fly through them I tell him to get up
  9. Kit

    Kit Member+

    Aug 30, 1999
    Herkimer, NY, USA
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Recreational Summer Girls High School League

    Coach: Jenn, what position are you playing. I wanted you to play midfield.

    Jenn: I thought you told me to play halfback?

    Coacg sighs.
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  10. USSF REF

    USSF REF Member+

    Red Bull NY
    United States
    Nov 6, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When I was a little guy, I played little league. The coach told me that a hand across the chest means "take a strike". So... I was on a 3-0 count. He gave me that sign. I swung and missed on purpose. He did it twice, trying to miss on purpose, so swung each time (trying to miss). On the third strike, the pitcher beat me.

    I never understood why we would ever do this. I didn't get why we would ever deliberately miss a pitch on purpose, but that's what he called for...

    Coach assumed I knew what take a pitch meant. I didn't. Dumb me. I wish he told me, "when I swipe my chest, don't swing". He didn't. I struck out. He thought I was an idiot and didn't get playing time.

    But what does that say for the coach?
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  11. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Player: Ref, can you watch this guy? He's fouled me a couple times.
    Me: Ok, I'll watch. Where did I miss one?
    Player: He got me really good on the ankle and put a hole in my sock!
    Me: Really? Show me
    Player: Oh I changed my socks at halftime
    Me: *can't stop laugh from coming out* riiiiiiight
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