Date:Sun, 2 Apr 2000 14:03:12 EDT
Reply-To:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
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From:Jay Harlow <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: First weekend puzzler
Play 1: No action. The first kick back, as you noted, was not a deliberate
pass back to the keeper, ergo no reason for the keeper not to handle it.
Play 2: A strict application of the rules would require an IFK for the
attackers from the 6, and as several posters have argued in other situations,
sometimes enforcing the rules strictly and letting the players learn from the
consequences is the best form of teaching. Still, given what you have said
about the overall level of the play and the experience of the keeper, it
would strike me as pretty heartless to do anything but let them play on.