Case Study: The Spirit of the Game
As is always the case, the scenarios described in Ripped are based on actual experiences shared with iTooTr by the referees involved. Certain details are changed to protect the anonymity of the referees involved. In an important match between two boys under 19 teams, there are 16 seconds left in overtime, with the White team…
Case Study: Investing and Dividends
At 28 years old, Michael Oliver is the youngest referee in the Barclays Premier League, and likely one of the youngest to hold a FIFA badge. His match management skills belie his young age.
Case Study: Not A Slave To The Diagonal
Premier League Referee Phil Dowd demonstrates how moving off of the strict diagonal line improves positioning and decision making.
Case Study: Alternative Corner Kick Positioning
BPL Referee Mike Dean takes up a position along the goal line for a corner kick. Might this be a position for us all to consider using?
Case Study: The Advantage of Advantage
There might be no better feeling for a soccer referee than to recognize an advantage, signal it, and have the team in possession exploit it by scoring a goal. It isn’t from wanting one team or another to score that this pleasure derives, but rather from a sense that justice has been served.
Case Study: Referee Pedersen And The Six Second Rule
Referee Christiana Pedersen’s decision to penalize the Canadian GK for violating the “six-second rule” causes a media furor
Case Study: What's Wrong With This Picture?, Vol. 1
Today iTOOTR shares the first installment in an occasional series titled “What’s Wrong With This Picture?”.
Case Study: A Difficult Offside Decision
Freeze frame analysis of a goal scored in a UCL match between Celtic and Helsingborgs shows the scorer was in an offside position when the ball was played to him; getting the call right would be difficult.
Case Study: A Case of Violent Conduct
Our review of the CAN-USA Women’s Olympic football semi-final continues with a look at an off-the-ball incident. In the 54th minute of the match, Canada is awarded a free kick in the USA half. The CAN attackers line up on the penalty area line (aka 18-yard line) and prepare for the kick to be delivered.…
Case Study: How Much Contact Is Too Much?
The referee allows a lot of heavy contact in this match. Was he out of touch or simply responding to what the players appeared to accept?