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Topics in Category: What Really Grinds My Gears

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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 18 minutes ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Either ball watching or lack of hustle. Thoughts?
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 1 week 6 days ago by Rafal Wlazlo
They shame the ref for simple non-call, of all things, plus the make an unflattering image of him? If this is how they act as parents, no wonder the little $hits behave the way they do on the field when we referee them. Can I get an Amen?!
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 2 months 3 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
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Topic started 7 months 3 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Great call by the referee though!
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 8 months 4 days ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Coach and players act like a-holes, but then again the referee doesn't help himself with calling time-outs and explaining his decisions.
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 8 months 6 days ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Do you notice that the more accurate your red cards are, the more animated the coaches get?
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 8 months 2 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
If you expect to be treated like a referee, if you are dressing like a referee and if you discharge your duties as such - you will be expected to actually represent the rest of our community with some dignity, not like this. This is an embarrassment and please let's not start with the excuses....
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Topic started 9 months 2 weeks ago by Eric Hench
I understand the rationale of making it easy but here are my thoughts and why I may be done commenting as a result. 1. The old system actually supported some kind of profile or photo for the posters, many of which indicated that someone was an actual referee and in some cases what kind of...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 9 months 2 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Was the ego really that bruised up?
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Carm Cap's Avatar
Topic started 9 months 2 weeks ago by Carm Cap
It seems as though, after being a member of this fine group for nearly two years, that I can no longer post thoughts unless I sign into facebook. Am I doing something wrong, or is that actually the new policy? I hope not because in my humble opinion, this is a wonderful group, facebook is poison,...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 9 months 2 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Ok, this we must address. It is detrimental to all of us, having this type of referee as part of our "referee family".
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 9 months 2 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
My question is: what do you do as an AR of this guy?
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 9 months 3 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
What are your opinions on this encounter? Should the referee even bother with talking to the idiot coach like this?
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Trevor Nash's Avatar
Topic started 10 months 2 days ago by Trevor Nash
I don't know about the rest of you, but I HATE when players think the referee can't do anything before or after the game. They think you can't card players or even reprimand them and that they can do whatever they want. Has anyone else experienced this?
David Bartel's Avatar
Last Post by David Bartel 10 months 1 day ago
Did the fool that got a red card and 1 game suspension for his second yellow for dissent learn... I'll never know. I was smiling ear to ear when I gave it because I knew it would count and he was thoroughly convinced he could do and say anything he wanted.
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Justin McBride's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 1 month ago by Justin McBride
GU14 blue 6 comes in with an off the ball hip check to red 7, red is attacking and the foul occurred in the penalty area. I called the foul and pointed to the penalty spot and cautioned blue 6. Blue's coach started yelling ref that's a verbal warning not a card. I ignored him and restarted play,...
Daniel Chalian's Avatar
Last Post by Daniel Chalian 1 year 2 days ago
I had a U10 Final game where I gave a direct red card because a player went with part of his arm to the opponents face after I had called a foul and the other player wanted to play the ball quickly. When the game ends I'm walking off the field and this man who was twice my size in the waist says to...
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Soccer Referee USA's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 1 week ago by Soccer Referee USA
He doesn't deserve to be wearing the referee jersey! video
Daniel Chalian's Avatar
Last Post by Daniel Chalian 1 year 4 days ago
There is no excuse: I've pulled calf muscles during games and still made an attempt to run or to be somewhat close to the play. But I don't think it was U17 game.
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Topic started 1 year 2 weeks ago by Soccer Referee USA
Now tell us, don't you deal with this every weekend? ;-) video
Daniel Fahey's Avatar
Last Post by Daniel Fahey 1 year 2 weeks ago
The mom is ok! With over active parents. I go over and say "Sideline Reffing is a $20 fine to your favorite Spouse" May have to say it a few times. But they laugh and calm down.
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Topic started 1 year 2 weeks ago by Soccer Referee USA
How do you feel about an AYSO AR here? video
Rich C's Avatar
Last Post by Rich C 1 year 2 weeks ago
As said in previous posts they are volunteers giving their time to a sport we love. I will cut them more than a little slack. I will take him any day and three times on Sunday over the volunteer club linesmen that we have been having to use this season due to the number of games and lack of...
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Lawrence A. Kehoe's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 1 month ago by Lawrence A. Kehoe
This happened to me yesterday and a HS Boys Junior Varsity match. Had a play directly in front of me where a White player managed to get himself between his opponent and the ball and the Blue player attempted to draw a foul call. I didn't see it as one and if there was, it more than likely would...
Mike Monce's Avatar
Last Post by Mike Monce 1 year 1 month ago
Under NFHS you could issue a YC to him as you haven't left the field, but jeez.. it's a JV game. The local board and the state board for high school here "strongly recommend" immediately exiting the field with NO interaction with the players or coaches. ie get the hell outta Dodge. I have mixed...
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Topic started 1 year 1 month ago by Soccer Referee USA
Can you believe this guy? video
Bruce Newman's Avatar
Last Post by Bruce Newman 1 year 1 month ago
Looks like he's waiting for the (American) football game.
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Topic started 1 year 1 month ago by Brian Moloney
At the end of every season, I reconcile games against payments. Invariably, there are a couple games I wasn't paid for - usually high school. An email to the coach usually yields a quick apology and expedited payment. I worked a pair of junior high games in May. Teams are supposed to each pay...
Brian Moloney's Avatar
Last Post by Brian Moloney 1 year 1 month ago
Thanks everyone. Justin's #2 is the best bet. (Will - each team pays half the total amount, not at halftime)
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Isaac Bokma's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Isaac Bokma
The other day I received a call from the head referee for my local club to let me know I had received a complaint from a parent. For context, I was the CR for a U14/15 girls house league quarter final match and the complaint centers around a penalty and a yellow card given for a reckless elbow. The...
Terry Welsh's Avatar
Last Post by Terry Welsh 1 year 2 months ago
If you're gong to respond to a jerk like that, this was certainly the way to do it. I think I'll make it my go to response as well.
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William Sablove's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by William Sablove
I hate it when someone spouts a bogus viewpoint or makes up a rule and tells me that I'd know better if I had been a player or that his experience beats my knowledge. A referee once waved me down in an adult game because he still thought offside is only called if the player touches the ball. A...
mike lim's Avatar
Last Post by mike lim 1 year 2 months ago
I wish I had a pre printed resume of my soccer experience to give coaches in these circumstances-played college and professionally, USSF 'C' coaching license (working on my B license). Referee Instructor plus referee since 1991. Now coach, tell me about your 2 years playing experience twenty years...
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Brad Heers's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Brad Heers
A rant about clueless parents making up or modifying rules whole cloth... First, I genuinely enjoy AR2 and I tend to engage parents (even though I don't HAVE to do that). I find in general that it is often more fruitful to explain to parents, rather than stand mute, particularly in younger ages and...
Carm Cap's Avatar
Last Post by Carm Cap 1 year 2 months ago
So next time, when dad says "black didn't even touch the ball", look at dad and say "You're right. Which means white wasn't challenging for the ball, which makes it violent conduct, which is a definite red card, which is probably a six week suspension. I'll inform the referee". Be sure to finish...
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Topic started 1 year 3 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
From the camera angle, the way it was filmed, it is quite possible this was a great no-call by the AR. Do you agree? 'Soccer parents' need not reply ;-) video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDm8QDYonXI
Brad Heers's Avatar
Last Post by Brad Heers 1 year 2 months ago
Quote: Quote: Stopped watching after 20 seconds because 2) that's kickball soccer See what I mean... :whistle: Sorry, kids soccer is beneath some of you... :dry: Eric, I know what you mean. I think some of this animus is due to the fact that often when the parent posts their supposed "damning" video, what...
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Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
What a low life - just think that she is raising a child at home. video
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Last Post by Scott Madden 1 year 2 months ago
Let me first say that assault on a referee at any level should be dealt with harshly and publicly so others will not do the same.... however with that being said, this ref didn't do himself any favors. He brought it on himself. They were separating and starting to go different directions, then he...
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 3 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Whether the call is right or wrong is another thing - BUT why admonish player for going down if you're not going to caution him for simulation. Either issue a card or don't say anything. Agree? video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FkZDmXpls
Ystebad Von Schlegel's Avatar
Last Post by Ystebad Von Schlegel 1 year 3 months ago
video quality is crap, but it looks like a clean tackle that also tripped the opponent (fairly). So I don't see why anyone is looking for a YC for simulation there? Not sure what the scolding was about either. Maybe this player has done down multiple times earlier in the game. Either way on that...
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Justin McBride's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Justin McBride
The player was out of control, but did the referee contribute to the problem by the way he wore is uniform and how new seemed to be laughing with other players during the incident?
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Topic started 1 year 6 months ago by Vince Hradil
Why don't we follow correct substitution procedures for youth games? At least, I've never seen them followed in Illinois. Are they followed elsewhere? Usually it's just a free for all with players running on and off at the same time. I'm interested to know what others think.
Eric Stern's Avatar
Last Post by Eric Stern 1 year 4 months ago
I want to meet THAT coach. Any coach that makes my day easier will instantly be my favorite coach.
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Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Topic started 2 years 11 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Wouldn't you be tempted to actually give an Indirect Free Kick to the attacking team and a caution to the keeper for the theatrics? Would you make such unpopular call? [video] Video: http://vimeo.com/111165870
Justin McBride's Avatar
Last Post by Justin McBride 1 year 4 months ago
I am calling the foul on the attacker and I am also issuing the keeper a YC