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in: Thompas; Thompas > 2017-10-26

Oct 27, 2017 12:56 AM # 
GuyO:
...description of the game!

Sorry it had to end this way for you, but, in the postseason, only one team finishes with a win...
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Oct 27, 2017 6:03 AM # 
juliad:
ah that was a seriously intense read and a really sucky ending to the season :(

time to become a pro orienteer!
Oct 27, 2017 2:08 PM # 
schristoph:
that is rougghhhhh wow. Just woke up and I know this will be by far the most interesting part of my day
Oct 27, 2017 2:34 PM # 
Thompas:
You must have a hecka boring day then
Oct 28, 2017 2:26 AM # 
BigWillyStyle:
Wow that's brutal, sorry your season ended like that.

As a licensed referee, I will say that technically an IFK is the proper call for dangerous play - although on occasion if it's in the area you'll see a ref fudge it and call something dangerous play when it really should be a DFK offense (the convenient rule of thumb I use is "dangerous play = non-contact"). It's also true that most refs prefer not to call a PK if it can be reasonably avoided, and even more so the more important and competitive the match and the later in the match it gets, and most of all if it's tied. But from your description it sounds like this guy definitely took it too far. If it's a PK it's a PK. [Not to mention, the other guy should've gotten a straight red for punching your teammate in the throat, so I guess it's lucky he had a yellow already.]

Anyway, enjoyed the write-up!
Oct 28, 2017 7:59 AM # 
GuyO:
@Willy: Please enlighten us soccer-ignorants regarding IFK, DFK, and PK.
Oct 28, 2017 1:06 PM # 
Thompas:
IFK is indirect free kick. They can be inside or outside the box. You can't shoot on the first touch.

DFK is direct free kick. You can shoot or do whatever. It's outside the box.

PK is inside the box and taken from the 11-meter dot. Penalties are for rough/dangerous challenges and, more rarely, handballs. It's a shooter versus the keeper, no one else.
Oct 28, 2017 2:34 PM # 
GuyO:
Thanks! I'm guessing the box is a rectangular area in front of the net; how big is it?
Oct 28, 2017 3:38 PM # 
Thompas:
There's a 6 yard box and an 18 yard box. That's perpendicular to the goal, idk parallel distance

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