Play of the Week 11

POTW11 Serious Foul Play v Violent Conduct   In this week’s Play of the Week we are comparing the difference between Serious Foul Play and Violent Conduct. The law states: Serious Foul Play A tackle or challenge that endangers the safety of an opponent or uses...

Play of the Week 10

POTW10 Handling the Ball (when it deflects off another part of the body)   I apologise for covering handball again but POTW reflects the main talking points in the game and at the moment handball is without doubt the most contentious, controversial and confusing!...

Play of the Week 9

POTW9 Law 14 The Penalty Kick – Understanding the Laws of the Game In this week’s Play of the Week we are discussing the correct restart following encroachment at a Penalty Kick. I have been contacted by a number of people questioning the decision of the referee Drew...

Play of the Week 8

This week we are returning to the subject of handball and the criteria in law that referees have to consider when making handball decisions. Law 12 states that: It is an offence if a player: deliberately touches the ball with their hand/arm, including moving the...