Thursday, 20 November 2014

Soccer 13/14 Law 12 - Goalkeepers and DOGSO-H

Recently the Ontario Soccer Association held its first RUG and PUG (Regional and Provincial upgrade groups) weekend at various locations around the province. At one of the sessions, an interesting question was posed to the group about what might happen when a goalkeeper handles the ball illegally to deny a goal.

Like many of the other decisions under the Laws of the Game, it is both complicated and incredibly simple, and to understand the reasoning behind the answer to the question, a brief history of the misconduct of denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity must be looked at.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Soccer 13/14 Law 16 - The Goal Kick - Stationary or not?

I came across an interesting discussion the other day about goal kicks. The discussion was specifically about whether the ball needed to be stationary at a goal kick. It was presented such that the Laws of the Game did not state that the ball needed to be stationary at goal kicks, but did for all other kicked restarts.

With a bold statement like that, it almost necessitates looking things up in the Laws of the Game book.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Soccer 2013/14 Law 12 - Hanging off the crossbar (Updated)

Something that was brought up after the prior Law 12 discussion was how FIFA's Laws of the Game apply to a situation where a player hangs off the crossbar during the course of play. This player could, of course, be a goalkeeper, a defender, or even an attacking player.

So... what do we do? My immediate instinct is to blow the whistle and stop play, but why? There's nothing outright in the Laws of the Game for either soccer or futsal that directly discusses a player using the crossbar as an aid to play.

So where does that leave us?

Monday, 27 January 2014

Futsal 2012/13 Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct (as applies to the GK)

There's been an interesting discussion on twitter of late about futsal's Law 12, specifically as it applies to the indirect free kicks portion relating to the goalkeeper. The method currently taught in the CSA seems to be contradicted by what some higher level referees from Europe are stating.