You Are The Ref!

Morning,all.

Today brings us a wee quiz on the laws of the game. Courtesy of SOLKITTS,and including the latest directives from IFAB.

Some of these questions are a little strange. Stranger still,I think,are the answers!

They arrive tomorrow.

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1.  What are the minimum pitch dimensions?

a. 70 yds x 110 yds

b. 50 yds x 100 yds

c. 60 yds x 120 yds

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2. How many people can be passing tactical messages from the technical area at a time?

a. 1

b. 2

c. No limit

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3. What are the dimensions of the goal?

a. 8 yds wide x 8 ft high

b. 7 yds wide x 8 ft high

c. 8 yds wide x 7 ft high

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4. What weight should the ball be?

a. 14 -16 oz

b. Anything under 20oz

c. 16-25 oz

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5. What items must the referee take onto the pitch with him?

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6. Team A are attacking, and shoot on the goal.  The ball hits the referee and goes into the goal.  What is your decision?

a. Award the goal

b. Indirect free kick to the attacking team

c. Drop ball

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7. Team B’s goalkeeper tries a long throw out.  The wind catches the ball and it flies directly into the team A’s goal.  What is your decision?

a. Award a goal to team B

b. Drop ball from where team B’s keeper threw the ball.

c. Goal kick to team A.

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8.  Team A take a goal kick.  The ball goes directly to their centre forward standing alone in team B’s penalty area, with no defenders between him and the goal.  He rounds the goalkeeper and puts the ball in the net.  What is your decision?

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a. Offside

b. Goal

c. Retake the goal kick

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9.  Two of Team A’s players, in their own penalty area, start arguing with each other while the ball is in team B’s penalty area.  One of the players then throws a punch at his team mate, but misses.  The assistant referee brings this to your attention.  What is your decision?

a. No action, the punch missed

b. Stop play, send off the player who threw the punch, penalty kick to team B

c. Stop play, send off the player who threw the punch, restart with an indirect free kick in team B’s penalty area

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10. The ball is in the centre circle.  The assistant referee alerts you to an incident in team B’s penalty area where a team A player head butted a team B player.  What is your decision?

a. Stop play, send off the team A player, restart with a drop ball in team A’s penalty area

b. Stop play, send off the team A player, restart with a direct free kick to team B

c. Wait till the ball goes out of play then send off the team A player

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11. Team A have been awarded a penalty kick.  Player 9 puts the ball on the spot and retreats to the edge of the area.  You blow your whistle to signal for the kick to be taken, and team A’s number 11 runs into the area and takes the kick.  The ball enters the goal.  What is your decision?

a. Award the goal

b. Retake the kick.

c. Caution player 11 and award an indirect free kick to team B

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12.  Team A have a throw in.  The player taking it does so with both feet on the ground, but his leading foot is mostly over the touch line and on the field of play, with only his heel on the line.  What is your decision?

a. Play on

b. Foul throw, award a free kick to team B

c. Foul throw, award a throw in to team B

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13.  Team B have a throw in, in an attacking position.  When their player is taking it, a team A player jumps in front of the team B player, 1 yard in front of him.  The ball travels to a team B player who shoots and scores.  What is your decision?

a. Stop play, caution the team A player for encroachment on the throw in, award an indirect free kick to team B.

b. Stop play, caution the team A player and award a direct free kick to team B

c. Award the goal, caution the team A player for encroachment on the throw in

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14.  It’s a very windy day, and team B have a corner.  The taker decides to hit the kick back to a team mate on the halfway line, but the wind catches the ball and blows it straight into taker’s goal. What is your decision?

a. Award a goal to team A

b. Retake the corner kick

c. Award a corner kick to team A

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15.  As you run past the technical area, you hear one of the occupants of team A’s area call you a useless bassa. You can’t identify which one of them said it, but you are certain the comment came from there.  What action do you take?

a. No action, as you don’t know who said it

b. Pick one of the substitutes and send him off from the technical area 

c. Send off the most senior coach from the technical area.

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No googling.

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Above article by SOLKITTS

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Leggy

Morning all,

Great quiz Sol.

Can I just answer all questions with answer

“ Penalty to Rangers “

Covers all bases 😜😜😜

Sol Kitts

Leggy
Correct. 😂😂😎

Prestonpans bhoys

The younger generation are allowed to google questions 1, 3 and 4 since imperial will mean nothing to them😱😂😂😂😂

Jobo Baldie

Good morning, friends and a big thank you to Solkitts for today’s thought provoking quiz.
Leaving aside Q5 I’m going – B A A A A C B C B B C C A C meaning that Team A are winning 3-1 but are down to 9 men!
For Q5 I’ll guess – watch, pencil, whistle, paper (notebook)

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

SOLKITTS

I’ve had these questions for nearly a week,yet I’m still totally flummoxed by some of them. Probably more than that when I publish the answers tomorrow!

Who’d be a ref,indeed.

Thanks very much for these,I honestly didn’t realise how much the laws had changed from when I was a lad. Who said that football is a simple game?

big packy

MORNING ALL and JIM and SOL sol brilliant quiz have not got a clue on any of them, so would have to google the answers, but im not cheating😎 I know number 16 a, get your bliddy doorbell, fixed,.another tru story😎 aff oot dugwalking.

Sol Kitts

Had a phone call this morning from the consultant to tell me he now had the biopsy result and it’s good news, the tumour was benign.
#relievedandhappycsc

big packy

SOL BRILLIANT NEWS BUDDY👍

McCaff

Morning Sol an’ all!…Great news Sol – a proper relief!

Craig76

Great news sol Kitts 👍

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

SOLKITTS

Great news on the medical front,mate. Means you can punch the lights out of the next deserving halfwit.

Leggy

Great news Sol ✅

Prestonpans bhoys

Fantastic news Sol👍

St tams

Great news Sol 👍

Will do quiz later .

bada bing1

Auldheid- thanks HH

SeS

Sol Kitts

Great news buddy – that’s what you want to hear! Will have a wee go at the quiz later, great idea!

Big Packy, BB & Magua from yesterday cheers lads.. hope you are all keeping well and up to nae good…

TFW – great shout on Lubo – truly a gift from god. Worked with a Slovakian lad who claims Lubo plays golf with right- handed clubs. told him …”Aye, but if there were only left- handed available…he would still break Par” ..now that IS a true story Packy

Leftclicktic

Sol kitts
Great news to to start day with.

BOBBY MURDOCH'S CURLED-UP WINKLEPICKERS

SeS

If you watch video clips of Lubo as a young player,it is clear that he is very much right footed-IMO,at least. That he managed to then become just as lethal with his left shows the dedication he put into his craft.

SeS

Bobby – cheers

Friesdorfer

Sol,
Great news, and great quiz!
HH

Jobo Baldie

Solkitts – wonderful news.

The Star Above The Crest

Solkitts

Fantastic news mate

Great news N on your medical report
Very interesting quiz… I have all my answers to myself but will keep them there so as not to appear a numpty!!😀😀

Angel Gabriel

Solkitts .
Good news indeed 👍

jimthetim53

Solkitts, great news pal! Think it was my prayers that did it 🙂
Love the quiz, can’t wait to see the answers, but it would be total guesswork for me!

Rebus67

Sol Kitts,

What a relief! Now for the rest of your life!

Rebus

Sol Kitts

BMCUWP @815
Yup, and they’ve replaced the tape between the posts with a solid crossbar since you were a youngster 😃😎

Gordon64

https://twitter.com/pmpoc/status/1539738053769674753?s=20&t=XRMZRIknCXf_qZtgQHuYDA
Mick Lynch declares James Connolly his political hero ✊ 🇮🇪

Frodshambhoy

Sol Kitts 👍 great news.
Keep well.

Might do you good to stop trying to think up bliddy impossible quizzes on obscure fitba laws. Why not just go for a wee relaxing walk in the fresh air. 🥴

Twisty

Sol Kitts
I know you indicated you weren’t overly worried but I’ll bet that’s a weight of your mind this morning.
Vg news. Onwards and upwards.

bada bing1

SK- great news

Mahe

Sol , fantastic news buddy.

And many thanks for this interesting quiz. I’m actually pretty confident of emerging in pole position;)

A
B
A
C
Cards,Whistle,Spray,Notebook,Pen
C
C
A
C
B
B
C
A
A
C

jimthetim53

Mahe, I thik he also needs a watch/timepiece

Leftclicktic

Ref will need a coin

voguepunter

Sol Kitts, fantastic news. Hh

Frodshambhoy

Mahe
I thought they needed a spare whistle and also a backup timepiece.
Probably wrong but followup to your answer to just one question shows how difficult it is.
Not sure 1 day is enough for us to consider the answers.
I need a couple of weeks.

jimthetim53

Forgot about the coin!

jimthetim53

What about communication devices? ear piece, microphone?
Bigger games obviously

JimmynotPaul

Sol Kitts.
Great news.
Good to hear some positive news, thanks for sharing it.
The quiz is excellent, a bit like CCB, I don’t think I will share my answers. 😬
It really gets you thinking.

jimthetim53

2. How many people can be passing tactical messages from the technical area at a time?

That wasn’t a problem for Celtic under Neil Lennon. One coach was struck dumb (JK) and another had his head buried in a tablet!

Bigrailroadblues

Good afternoon all from Shawlands. Old Leggy still half cut from yesterday?😂

Bigrailroadblues

Just read back, good on ye Sol Kitts.👍

Mahe

Doh, the coin!!!

Sol Kitts:

FANDABYDOZY!!! por cierto

Leggy

Quiz answers
C
A
A
C
Flute, Sash, Mini Goat, Ludge number ( In case on concussion) King Billy ring and lastly, signed photo of Hugh Dallas
C
A
A
C
B
C
B
A
A
A

HH 🍀🍀

jimthetim53

Does the referee not carry the match ball on to the pitch with him?

Frodshambhoy

Does the ref need a barrow to take everything he needs onto the pitch?

jimthetim53

Where’s Fan & ATOB when you need them? 🙁

The Real McCoy

Sol Kitts – good reassuring news 👏
🟩 👈 green card , not red or. yellow.
Was wondering if the ref needed the appropriate association uniform ( professional games) 🤔
but Leggy just confirmed:-
Crimplene and sash will suffice 😂

Sol Kitts

Delighted to hear the news. As for the quiz, excellent stuff. Most of my answers would consist of inspired-or perhaps uninspired-guesses, I’m afraid. On the bright side, pound to a penny, I would still score more correct answers, than any of the bent refs, currently officiating in Scottish football.

Leggy

Absolutely loved your answer to Q5. 😀😀

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