Below are recent supplemental reports filed after recent games. While some of the reports are very good, there is always room for educational material. I have removed the names of the teams and coaches. Below, you will see my comments in RED and BOLD of what should have taken place.
In the 44th minute of play, after a quick counter attack beginning in their own penalty area, XXXXX scored a goal. Before the resulting kickoff was taken, the trail assistant referee, AR1, alerted me that, THE AR MUST RAISE HIS FLAG IMMEDIATELY ONCE THE BALL HAS CROSSED THE LINE AND KEEP IT RAISED FOR A PERIOD OF 3-5 SECONDS OR UNTIL THE OPPONENTS HAVE CLEAR POSSESSION OF THE BALL. Immediately prior to the counter attack beginning, the ball had quickly, but completely, crossed over the XXXX goal line last touched by the attacking team and was out of play. THE LEARNING POINT HERE IS THAT, EVERY OUT OF PLAY BALL (GOAL KICK, CORNER KICK, THROW-IN, GOAL), THE REFEREE NEEDS TO MAKE EYE CONTACT. FURTHER, BEFORE THE KICK OFF, THE REFEREE NEEDS TO AGAIN LOOK AT HIS CREW TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OK. Upon learning this information, as there were no additional restarts between the ball leaving play and the goal being scored, I disallowed the XXX goal and instead awarded them a goal kick. The XXX coaching staff vocally disputed the call; I quickly explained the decision to them and moved to restart play. THIS IS VERY GOOD AS THE REFEREE EXPLAINED THE DECISION.
In the 45th minute of play, after being whistled for a foul near midfield, XXXXXX picked up the ball and walked away with it. I cautioned him for delaying the restart. AGAIN, A CAUTION IS WARRANTED SINCE THE PLAYER DELAYED THE RESTART. Time expired in the first half before the previously awarded direct free kick restart was taken.
At halftime, both the head coach XXXXX and assistant coach XXXX approached me at midfield to further dispute the disallowed goal from the 44th minute. I again explained why the call was made and stated that, despite their repeated attempts to argue, we would not continue to discuss the matter. As he was walking away, XXXX turned to me and stated that the league needs to begin to provide supervisors to monitor referee performance on the field during his games. At that point, I told XXXX as a final warning that his dissent must cease and that further irresponsible behavior would not be tolerated. He returned to his technical area, and there were no further incidents. OVERALL, THIS WAS VERY GOOD. KEEPING A CALM DEMEANOR AND TONE AND ADVSING THE COACH THAT THE DECISION IS FINAL AND THAT FURHTER DISCUSSION ON THEIR PART WILL RESULT IN THE REFEREE TAKING FURTHER ACTION.
At around the 18 minute of the the game THIS NEEDS TO BE MORE PRECISE. IT IS BEST TO WRITE IN THE XXX MINUTE. THIS WAY IT COVERS THE ENTIRE TIME OF THE INCIDENT after a legal hard THE LESS WRITTEN THE BETTER, NOT NEED TO HAVE “HARD”. IT WAS A LEGAL CHALLENGE tackle, XXX up and wasn’t happy with the tackle and was angry at the other player. As I was to issue a caution to XXX for his action, Mr. XXXX comes up to Mr. XXXX face and start to tell him “I will f*ck you up” more than once.
WHILE THE DESCRIPTION IS CORRECT FOR THE MOST PART, IT DOES NOT TELL WHAT ACTION THE REFEREE TOOK. AN ACCEPTABLE GAME REPORT ON THIS GAME WOULD LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS: In The 18th minute (or ’18) after a legal challenge, #X of TEAM NAME, was not happy with the challenge and went after the player making the challenge. #XX of TEAM NAME states to #X “I will f*ck you up” several times. I cautioned and showed the YC to #X for unsporting behavior and sent off and showed the RC to #XX for obscene and insulting language.
This Game Report is filled out incorrectly. As you can see there are multiple cautions with the correct code, but there was NO supplemental report describing each incident. The correct version is below. I have removed the names and player pass numbers.
’23 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for Unsporting behavior (describe the incident), for example; making a reckless tackle
’20 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for delaying the restart
’41 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for Unsporting behavior (describe the incident), for example; making a reckless tackle
’58 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for delaying the restart
’79 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for Unsporting behavior (describe the incident), for example; making a reckless tackle
’85 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for delaying the restart
’89 Player’s name and card number was cautioned and shown the YC for Unsporting behavior (describe the incident), for example; making a reckless tackle.
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Thanks Paul, clear and concise advice.