The Mindbenders-Answer

Morning,all.

Things we didnt know we didn’t know! I’ll be honest,when our sadly departed frien,Ian,told me that SOLKITTS had taken up refereeing after moving south,I didn’t laugh-I expected him to be rather good at it. But apart from all the ruinning about stuff,how hard can it be?

Hmmm,harder than I bliddy thought,thats for sure! Constant updates and tweaks on The Twelve Commandments that had been set in stone since Moses was a lad?

Who’d be a ref,right enough…

So,here’s the answers. Probably more mindbending than the questions!!!

1.  b, 50 x 100 yards.  Not much room to move, and you’d be hard pushed to see a game on a pitch that size.  The maximum size is 90 x 130 yards, though it’s 80 x 120 yards for international football.

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2.  a.  One of the 4th officials tasks is to ensure only 1 person standing and giving instructions from the technical area at any given time.

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3.  a.  That’s a target of 192 square feet…

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4.  a.  That has never changed, even back in the days of the old laceys.  Difference now is that the modern ball doesn’t absorb water like the old one, so doesn’t turn into a medicine ball on a wet day.

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5.  Whistle, notepad, red + yellow cards, pencil, coin, watches.

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6.  c.  The ref shouldn’t be in a position where the ball hitting him would go in the goal, but if he was, the decision is a drop ball.  Wouldn’t do much for your match control.

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7.  c.  This one is a real head-scratcher, but it’s quite clear in Law 10.  If the goalkeeper throws the ball directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal kick is awarded.

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8.  b.  You can’t be offside directly from a goal kick, throw in, or corner kick.

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9.  b.  The offence is punching or attempting to punch another player, so the fact it missed is irrelevant.  As the ball was in play, it is serious foul play, even against a team mate, and must be punished by a red card and a direct free kick from where the offence took place.  In this instance, the offence took place in team A’s penalty area, so a penalty kick is the decision.

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10.  b.  The offence was serious foul play as the ball was in play.  Regardless of where the ball was in play, the decision is a direct free kick at the position where the offence occurred.  A red card should also be shown for the head butt.

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11.  c.  At a penalty kick, the kicker must identify himself.  Once clear who is taking the kick, no other player may take it without advising the referee.  The sanction is a caution for the player who took the kick when he shouldn’t have, and an indirect free kick to the defending team.

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12.  a.  At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower must have part of each foot on the touchline or on the ground outside the touchline, so anything on the line makes the throw legal.  Both feet must be on the ground when he takes the throw.

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13.  c.  Good advantage.  The thrower’s opponents must not encroach within 2 yards of the thrower, and to do so should result in an indirect free kick to the thrower’s team and a caution for the player who encroached.  However, despite the opponent’s action, the thrower’s team should not be penalised for it, so the advantage must be allowed and the goal must stand….unless the referee had already blown his whistle for the offence.

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14.  c.  If the ball travels directly fro a corner kick into the taker’s goal, a corner kick is awarded to the other team.

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15.  c.  If the ref, assistant ref, or 4th official can identify the culprit, then the person identified must be sent off for foul and abusive language.  If unable to identify the culprit, but in no doubt about where the abuse came from, the most senior coach in technical area should be sent off as he is responsible for the behaviour of the occupants of the technical area.  The only person in this area who can’t be sent off is the physio/medical staff, but if they made the comment it would be reported to the FA as a sending off offence.

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big packy

SORRY about that last post 🙏

McCaff

Sad, sad story of Ellen Cassidy, poor son and partner with no time to come to terms with the tragic circumstances. A very positive reaction from the hotel, airline and Celtic family who have rallied to help make things more manageable. RIP Ellen!

McCaff

I’m searching for Jesus

McCaff

and Mary Chain on Live at Glasto! Any links or clues emdy?

JimmynotPaul

Billy Bhoy.
I missed your post,last night, buddy.
I hope you get operated on, quicker than Twisty.
Thanks to all who posted nice comments.
Sol Kitts, thanks for detailed post, I will keep an eye on that, appreciated.

Prestonpans bhoys

Do a selfie if you find him😂

McCaff

In the meantime…here’s one for you Jim. I heard this on Radio Scotland tonight coming home form looking at a job, never heard it before but it reminded me of some of the stuff you play from the musicals. I hope you like it…

Twisty

Naps start tomorrow folks . Ensure your selection is posted prior to the start of the first race which is 1pm Newmarket.

Mahe – to answer your earlier question – any race meeting in UK and Ireland every Saturday.

Bobby will put a thread up dedicated to the naps. Selections on that thread only please.

Thx

JimmynotPaul

McCaff.
I phoned S.M. today, ( video call) aw man, you ought to see the crazy beard, he has grown. David Bellamy stuff.
Anyway, I asked him about your 50th, he said ” that was ages ago ”
Does he not mean his 60th in the Columba club in Renfrewshire, About 7/8 years ago.
I’m not kidding, that was his comeback to me.

JimmynotPaul

McCaff.
April Skies, is one of my favourite songs.
Great band.

Evening all.

This post is for fans of the noble art of ‘NOT’ being hit.

The Greatest pugilist

Nite all

https://youtu.be/ymrNAVJu23Q

Brian

Billy Bhoy

Well, as they say on “Strictly” the scores are in……oh dear its 5/15 for me! I always said fitba was a stupid game with stupid rules! 🙄 I think ill concentrate on the golf from now on!

Jobo – who was the Celtic player that caused your hernia? out the bugger! In my case I reckon it was a very stubborn conifer with surprisingly big roots. I fought all afternoon and got the last laugh – or so I thought. Now I’m not so sure 🤔

JNP I’m sorry to hear you and your wife have both succumbed to this bloody virus. I’ve never known so many people to be infected as right now – several for the second time. At least it appears to be a much milder strain than before. Hopefully that will be true for you both.

Bada Bing – what an utterly tragic tale. God bless that poor family!

McCaff

Live on IPLAYER right now, JNP! April Skies brings a tear to my eye, brilliant tune!

JimmynotPaul

We’re delighted to announce that Aiden McGeady has signed a one-year deal with Hibs! 📝⚽️
From Hibs Twitter

McCaff

Different SM from the polite, quiet wee boy I used to know. Obviously corrupted by gaffers and workmates!

McCaff

Isaw him a couple of weeks ago and he wasn’t giving any of that shite then…feckin Zoom keyboard warrior!! 😂😂😂

JimmynotPaul

McCaff.9.27.
😂😂
Brilliant.
I actually asked him, is that what you want me to say your reply was? and he laughed and said go for it.😂
I mentioned about Gillan and the prayers, he was laughing at that, said he loves a wind up with that.
Finally, he said, I’ve a lot of time for McCaff, ( he actually said your first name, rather than McCaff ) he’s one of lives good ghuys.
I think all of us on the blog, know that, but it was still lovely to hear and worth passing on, to your good self.💚

Mccaff, 👍

McCaff

Aaaah, now that brought a tear! He’s a fine boy, but he knows I feel that way about him. A fine boy from a great family! Thanks JNP for sharing it – I’ll screen shot it and show the missus!! 😁😁😁

A thing of beauty

BB,
Tragic for the family. Hopefully the Celtic support rallying round will ease some of the burden for them.
JNP,
Bad luck about the covid. Everyone will get it eventually though. Hopefully you will be relatively unscathed.
Twisty,
What I said was not in jest. That was a shocking score and I have embarrassed the hoops😂😂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0ARfcJvJ68&ab_channel=HighwaymenVEVO

Sunday morning coming down…..please note bigrailroadblues disregard.hh

McCaff

BadaBingBadaBoom!.. that video lasted 1 minute and 17 seconds. At 45 seconds there’s virtually no wind but as the day wears on, at 1 minute 9 seconds, the wind is definitely getting up a bit as can be seen on the flag on the lamppost… unfortunately we don’t see the destruction of the fire!! Can you post Pt#2 please? 😳🤣

Mahe

JNP, take care of yourself and yours. All the best.

Mahe

Delighted to see Aiden back tbh

Craig76

McCaff
Wolf Alice played an hours set at Glastonbury today, can’t find any footage yet but I’m sure it will appear on YouTube at some point 😀

bada bing1

Craig- try the I Player……or if watching in Scotland, the Och Aye Player…..

McCaff

Craig, I’ve seen Wolf Alice live 3 or 4 times, excellent band. I’ve just watched the Jesus and Mary Chain full set live! Looking forward to catching up with loads of stuff, watching Arlo Parks at the moment, more chilled than my usual stuff but she’s only about 20 years old. Idles up next, saw them a couple of years back in a pure pint-throwing punkfest at the QM! (Maybe it was just me throwing the pints from the gallery!!) I’ve never been to Glastonbury but I love watching it.

Gordon64

Primal Scream live on John Peel stage @ Glasto on BBC i player 😎 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0cdxydg

Feck the Refs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9gKyRmic20&ab_channel=CrowdedHouseVEVO

Best Song Ever…..

Spirit of Freedom CSC

Craig76

Bada Bing 1, McCaff 👍

Savage Garden – Affirmation / SavageGardenVEVO

Green Brigade….

You have my permission to turn this into a Fenian Chant.

The Brother’s will be poud….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag8XcMG1EX4

HH

Craig 76

Change Weather to CELTIC…,

Spirit of Freedom CSC Bar 67

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag8XcMG1EX4&ab_channel=CrowdedHouseVEVO

HH

Gordon64

Superb set by Primal Scream and Bobby G signs of in style with “Fcuk the Tories” 👍😎

Craig 76

McCaff

Just watched Wet Leg…would def go to see them live. Watching Sam Fender at the mo…a wee bit bored to be honest!

McCaff

… although fair to say the crowd are loving him!

McCaff

Will watch Primal Scream next I think!

McCaff

Not Primal Scream… watching Crowded House instead!

Gordon64

SK Great news this week mate 👍
BB Get it checked out anyway 🤔
JnP Speedy recovery to you and your wife mate and take care 😷
Not wishing to offend those offended by Mags McGill but the blog would be hugely diminished by MMs absence 🍀

Just finished Watching Crowded House at Glastonbury…STUNNING

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0018kbp/glastonbury-crowded-house

You might need to sign in to the Beeb but, worth it.

Oversees listeners will have to catch up later.

HH

McCaff

Yeah CT, shout outs to security guards is a bit of class! 👍😁

McCaff,

At the end, with the Grandwean was funny.

He’s just a Genius.

McCaff

Nae spoilers CT…I’m still watching it!! 🙈🙉🙊

McCaff,

Sorry, Googled then watched it.
It’s easy if you know how to (2)

HH

McCaff

Yeah, my missus just said the wee grandson runs on at the end. I’ll stick with it and act surprised when it happens! 🤪

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,

On Great Movies Channel (Virgin)

Step Brothers on Wheels 😁😁😁

Gordon64

Absolutely shocking news tonight in USA 😱