London FA Mastermind Group

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The London FA Mastermind Group was set-up and is run by Jeff Pettitt. These are monthly meetings throughout the season discussing a variety of topics, from match incidents and scenarios to fitness training.

Mastermind meetings are available to all levels of referee to attend.

Previously, we discussed the difference between Serious Foul Play and a reckless challenge. Many pundits, fans and players know the difference, as do we as referees. However, the way in which we identify and explain the difference is the key to how a decision is sold.

Some key factors that we use to identify the difference are:

-Speed of the challenge

-Distance the player has travelled

-Was the ball within playing distance?

-Were the player's studs up?

-Was it a straight leg challenge?

-Was it two-footed?

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