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Other 2/9/2024

craig taylor of Surrey, Surrey United Kingdom asks...

why does Mikel Arteta keep leaving his technical area most of the game and has not been shown a yellow card? surely the rules are your not allowed to leave the technical area ( the area is big enough ) unless a doctor or physio is to enter the field ...

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The Technical Area 11/12/2023

GARY WILSON of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire United Kingdom asks...

Can a manager step outside his technical area to retrieve a ball that has gone out of play and give it to his own player to take a quick throw in that results in a goal being scored ...

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The Technical Area 9/6/2023

Jeff Rockow of Flagstaff, AZ United States asks...

According to the LOTG, can a coach use a bullhorn device to amplify their voice to communicate to the players on the pitch? As I read Law 4 Section 4, the coach can use electronic communication devices for “tactical/coaching reasons”. It doesn’t spec...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 10/22/2022

Raymond of San Francisco, CA United States asks...

Thank you for your detailed responses. One odd part of the situation is that, although I read the directive in a note from my local ref association, it's being passed along from CNRA, or the California North Referee Administration. Unless I have my w...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2022

Robert of Phoenix, AZ USA asks...

Tottenham - Chelsea today

4 questions from a Chelsea fan:

1. The Havertz tackle - thoughts? Taylor is on the other side of the challenge, looks like defender might have gotten a toe first before the contact.

2. Tott....

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Mechanics 4/23/2022

Dom Maunder of Saltash, Cornwall United Kingdom asks...

Why is the arsenal manager, arteta, allowed to spend the whole game outside of the technical area without being challenged by the referee?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2020

Eunan Mcdaid of Donegal, Non-US/Other Ireland asks...

Hi Guys, regarding the change around cards for team officials.

If during a game you hear someone say something worthy of a caution or sending off from the technical area - you go over, do you say what you heard but can't identify the person...

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The Technical Area 9/16/2019

Jim Wood of Whippany, NJ United States asks...


What are the rules for player behavior on the bench? Are players supposed to sit? Are they allowed to stand? Are they allowed to stand on the bench? Should they always wear neutral color top to stop contrast with players on the field? ...

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The Fourth Official 9/2/2019

Henry of Portland, OR USA asks...

This year I will ref in some high level youth games that utilize a fourth official slot. I have no experience with the fourth official position, as even other leagues with these level games did not use them.

I know that the 4O main duties ar...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/11/2019

Jamie Marler of Birmingham, Midlands United Kingdom asks...

Can a manager or coach be shown yellow or red cards when in the technical area?

I know a manager or coach can be 'sent off' if the referee feels he has done something wrong, but surely a yellow card would never be shown?...

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