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...

Play of the Week 7

POTW 7 Law 9 The Ball in and out of Play In this week’s Play of the Week we are discussing Boundary Line Decisions and the difficulties officials face when deciding whether or not the ball has crossed the goal line or touchline. This week we are highlighting two...

Play of the Week 6

https://www.keystoreferee.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/MLS-Clip-of-the-week-19-August.mp4 Play of the Week – Proactive Man-Management This week we are discussing a very important asset for any aspiring referee, the ability to manage people. This is not exclusive to...

Play of the Week 5

Play of the Week – Offside – Benefit of the Doubt In this week’s POTW we are going to look at an offside decision that went to a VAR review. I would like to discuss various aspects of this decision, in particular, the expectations of an assistant referee in...