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Keith Hacket on Offside Law in Soccer | Ask the Ref, Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, Ask the Ref,
Keith Hacket on Offside Law in Soccer

Ask the Ref Series: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Do YOU Understand the Offside Law or Chose to Ignore It?

World Renowned, First-Class Referee Keith Hackett answers your questions on the Offside Law and asks if players are ignorant of the rule or simply choose to ignore it. A valuable offensive maneuver, the offside law always is a favorite topic of soccer lovers world wide.

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Keith Hacket on Offside Law in Soccer | Ask the Ref, Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, Ask the Ref,
Keith Hacket on Offside Law in Soccer

Ask the Ref Series: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Do YOU Understand the Offside Law or Chose to Ignore It?

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Keith Hacket on All Referees Deserve a Mentor  | Ask the Ref, Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, Ask the Ref,
Keith Hacket on All Referees Deserve a Mentor

Ask the Ref Series: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on The Importance of Mentoring in Soccer.  

Hackett says  "I made certain in my role of General Manager of the Professional Referees in England that the Mentoring of Referees at the Professional level formed an important part of their continuing development. It is, in my opinion, important that all referees at whatever level they operate should receive mentoring support."

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Do Soccer Players Ever Try to Deceive Referees? | Ask the Ref, Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, Ask the Ref,
Do Soccer Players Ever Try to Deceive Referees?

Ask the Ref Series: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Deceiving the Referee ... Tricks played by soccer players on soccer referees? Deceiving the Ref?

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Keith Hackett on How To Be A Better Referee | Ask the Ref,  Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett Ask the Ref,
Keith Hackett on How To Be A Better Referee

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on How To Be A Better Referee - Why the Management Skills are the fundementals for improving on field performance and soccer success. 

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Keith Hackett on The Value of Practice in His Life | Ask the Ref,  Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett Ask the Ref,
Keith Hackett on The Value of Practice in His Life

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on practice makes perfect. Hackett looks back at his life as a top soccer referee.

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Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on The Third Team on the Field of Play  | Keith Hackett, SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, free kicks, proper management, Bobby Moore, Soccer Captains, Franz Beckenbauer, Keith Hackett, Paul Trevillion, Ask the Ref column,
Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on The Third Team on the Field of Play

Ask the Ref: Keith Hackett The Third Team on the Field of Play as well as a new You Are The Ref!

"One of the key successes to my performances as a referee officiating on the English Premier League and around the world has a FIFA Referee was my approach to my two colleagues and fourth official," says Hackett.

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Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on The Role of Soccer Team Captain | Keith Hackett, SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, free kicks, proper management, Bobby Moore, Soccer Captains, Franz Beckenbauer, Keith Hackett, Paul Trevillion, Ask the Ref column,
Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on The Role of Soccer Team Captain

Ask the Ref: Keith Hackett on The Role of being a team captain; Bobby Moore was an amazing captain of England's National Team as well as EPL's West Ham United 

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Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on Sir Alex Ferguson | Keith Hackett, SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, free kicks, proper management, Ronaldo
Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on Sir Alex Ferguson

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Positioning on Sir Alex Ferguson

SIR ALEX FERGUSON without a shadow of doubt is the greatest Manager/Coach the game has seen.

 
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When Violence in Sports Leads to Tragedy: Inexcusable Or Just An American Way Of Life? | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF
When Violence in Sports Leads to Tragedy: Inexcusable Or Just An American Way Of Life?
The Editors at SoccerNation asked me to comment on the recent incident on the field that led to the tragic death of Ricardo Portillo. Read More...
 
Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on The Death of Ricardo Portillo | Keith Hackett, SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, Ricardo Portillo, death of a referee
Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on The Death of Ricardo Portillo

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on the death of Referee Ricardo Portillo.

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Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on Positioning During Free Kick Management | Keith Hackett, SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, free kicks, proper management, Ronaldo
Expert Soccer Ref Keith Hackett on Positioning During Free Kick Management

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Positioning During Free Kicks. Get the inside scoop from a real referee! How can a referee best manage free kicks in order to prevent offenses by the defending team?

Many consider Ronaldo the very best at scoring off free kicks.

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Keith Hackett on Positioning During Corner Kicks | Keith Hackett, SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, corner kicks, proper positioning, Graham Poll
Keith Hackett on Positioning During Corner Kicks

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Positioning During Corner Kicks. Get the inside scoop from a real referee! How can a referee best position himself/herself to oversee corner kicks and prevent offenses?

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Keith Hackett on the Football Association's 150th Anniversary | Keith Hackett, Liones Messi, The Football Association, FA,SoccerNation News, Ask the Ref, FIFA
Keith Hackett on the Football Association's 150th Anniversary

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on The Football Association's 150th Anniversary. How have the rules of "association football" (or soccer) changed since they were introduced in 1863?

Would Messi still be as great under the old rules?

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Keith Hackett on Timing of Football Matches | Keith Hackett, Sir Alex Ferguson,
Soccer Nation News, Ask the Ref, time keeping, FIFA
Keith Hackett on Timing of Football Matches

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Timing of Football Matches. Is it time to take a closer look at how we keep time in soccer matches? How much time is added to a professional soccer match? Who decides on how much time is lost in each period? Why, the Refs of course!  

How often does Sir Alex Ferguson look at his watch?

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Keith Hackett as a Top Referee on Goal Line Technology | Ask the Ref, Goal Line Technology, FIFA, GLT
Keith Hackett as a Top Referee on Goal Line Technology
Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on Goal Line Technology. Some six years ago at the Summer Conference of the Premier League I was asked what would I introduce to the game … My immediate response was Goal Line Technology was a must … Within a few days of that meeting I was talking to Dr Paul Hawkins of Hawkeye. Read More...
 
Keith Hackett on the Start of His Career | Ask the Ref, First Steps, red card, yellow card, FIFA
Keith Hackett on the Start of His Career
Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett on the Start of His Career. In 1960 when I passed the (Referee) test, little did I expect that this hobby of Refereeing would result in me officiating in over 35 countries around the world. Read More...
 
Darren Parker U19 Win U.S. Futsal National Championships | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF, U.S. Futsal National Championship, Darren Parker
Darren Parker U19 Win U.S. Futsal National Championships
Dr. Rob Webb: Futsal is intense soccer fun, and being courtside when your son is playing only adds to the excitement.
 
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Keith Hacket on LAWS OF THE GAME News | Ask the Ref, Goal Line Technology, FIFA, GLT, Laws of the Game
Keith Hacket on LAWS OF THE GAME News

Football's lawmakers, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), made a historic decision to Add Referees.  

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Keith Hackett on Referees @ the European Championships | Ask the Ref, European Championships
Keith Hackett on Referees @ the European Championships

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, looks at the 2012 European Championships. Many American's have seen Hackett on the field with Manchester United's coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

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England versus Italy on the Fox Soccer Party Bus  | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF, Euro Cup, Italy vs England, Fox Soccer, Fox Soccer Viewing Party.
England versus Italy on the Fox Soccer Party Bus
Dr. Rob Webb: Everyone knows now that England lost to Italy in PKs but being on Fox Soccer Mobile Viewing Party was great regardless of being a diehard, get on a plane to to England to-see-a-game fan.
 
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Keith Hackett on the European Championships | Ask the Ref, European Championships
Keith Hackett on the European Championships

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, looks at the 2012 European Championships. Many American's have seen Hackett on the field with Manchester United's coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

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It's Not Futbol, but All Hail the Kings! | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF, LA Kings
It's Not Futbol, but All Hail the Kings!
Dr. Rob Webb's New Column: It may not be futbol, but all hail the Kings! Read More...
 
Concussions in Soccer: Are They Really a Problem? | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF, Concussions in Youth Soccer, Protective Head Gear
Concussions in Soccer: Are They Really a Problem?
Dr. Rob Webb's New Column: Concussions in youth soccer ... Do we really want protective head gear? Read More...
 
Keith Hackett on Handball | Ask the Ref, Referee Assessor
Keith Hackett on Handball

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, looks at HANDBALL...that ever important handball that changes the fate of so many soccer games. Many American's have seen Hackett on the field with Manchester United's coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

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It's Chelsea in PK's | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF, UEFA Championship, Chelsea vs Bayern Munich
It's Chelsea in PK's
Dr. Rob Webb's New Column: UEFA Championship Chelsea vs Bayern Munich, a slow start with a riveting ending. Soccer is never short of ontroversy... Read More...
 
FIFA is Notoriously Opposed to Goal Line Issues - Another Controversy in Soccer  | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF
FIFA is Notoriously Opposed to Goal Line Issues - Another Controversy in Soccer
Dr. Rob Webb's New Column: Another controversy in football, imagine that. It seems that the use of goal line technology in soccer is once again in focus. Read More...
 
Get Over It, And Get On With It | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF
Get Over It, And Get On With It
Dr. Rob Webb's New Editorial Column - Former ASK the REF Columnist Rob Webb Retires from Being a Referee, Starts Writing New Column for SoccerNationNews Read More...
 
The Creation of You Are the Ref | Ask the Ref, You Are the Ref, Paul Trevillion, Keith Hackett
The Creation of You Are the Ref
Ask the Ref: Keith Hackett is a world-class referee and the author of You Are the Ref and You Are the Umpire, illustrated by Paul Trevillion. Learn how the two came to work together and how the strip comes to life. Read More...
 
 THAT’S OFFSIDE!   | Ask the Ref, Robert Webb
THAT’S OFFSIDE!
Expert Referee Dr. Robert Webb joins Keith Hackett on ASK the REF and explains OFFSIDE rule in English Read More...
 
Keith Hackett on The Referee Assessor | Ask the Ref, Referee Assessor
Keith Hackett on The Referee Assessor

Ask the Ref: Legendary Referee in England, Keith Hackett, explains what the Referee Assessor's does.  Who Knew?  Many American's have seen Hackett on the field with Manchester United's coach Sir Alex Ferguson.

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YOU ARE THE REF! | Keith Hackett, Ref, Ask the Ref, Paul Trevillion, IFAB
YOU ARE THE REF!


Ask The Ref series by Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion.  The English Cult Classic is here in America.  What would you do? Ever wanted to be the one in charge? Ask yourself, what call would you make?  Do you know all the Laws?

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Love Soccer? Become a Ref! | Keith Hackett, Ask the Ref, You are the Ref,
Love Soccer? Become a Ref!

ASK the REF:  Why not become one?

Keith Hackett is an amazing soccer -- or better yet, football expert -- and a well known referee.  Few referees have ever stood up to Sir Alex Ferguson and emerged unharmed. Read his first column on SN
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Illegal Use of Hands | Ask the Ref, Keith Hackett, FIFA Rules, Illegal Use of Hands, Hand Ball, Handball
Illegal Use of Hands

ASK the REF Expert Referee Keith Hackett on Illegal use of HANDS and ARMS

The soccer ball never commits an offence!

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OFFSIDE LAW MADE EASIER | Ask the Ref, Keith Hackett, Offside
OFFSIDE LAW MADE EASIER

ASK the REF Expert Referee Keith Hackett: OFFSIDE LAW MADE EASIER.

The Offside Law is the most difficult Law to write down in words.  There have been many controversies this season, mainly created by the media who have failed to update themselves...

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Soccer Spotlight When Things Go All Wrong  | Ask the Ref, Dr. Rob Webb, Sports and Fights
Soccer Spotlight When Things Go All Wrong

Rob Webb:  Violence in sports is like shark attacks: fortunately still rare.

What happens when Violence Takes Over Your Soccer Field?  

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Soccer Ref's Are Professionals But Sometimes They Get It Wrong | Ask the Ref, Dr. Rob Webb,
Soccer Ref's Are Professionals But Sometimes They Get It Wrong

Referees, after all, are professional, and they get it right. However, sometimes they make mistakes. It happens.  Referees are human, just like the rest of us. 

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Post Mortem on USA's Loss to Japan in FIFA Women's World Cup | USA vs Japan, Post Mortem, Robert Webb
Post Mortem on USA's Loss to Japan in FIFA Women's World Cup

"Coming in second is like kissing your sister."  George Haines, Santa Clara Swim Club, UCLA Men's Swimming and US Olympic Team Coach.   Dr. Robert Webb shares his thoughts on the Women's World Cup.
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Chelsea vs Liverpool
Chelsea vs Liverpool
ASK THE REF: “No player is better than his team.” Ken Dalglish, Manager, Liverpool FC. Webb was at the Chelsea versus Liverpool match earlier this month in England. Read More...
 
You Are The Ref! | Keith Hackett, Ref, Ask the Ref, Paul Trevillion, Cristiano Ronaldo
You Are The Ref!
Ask The Ref series by Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion.  What would you do? Ever wanted to be the one in charge? Cristiano Ronaldo is the featured player this week! Read More...
 
You Are The Ref! | Keith Hackett, Ref, Ask the Ref, Paul Trevillion, wayne rooney,
You Are The Ref!
Special Ask The Ref series by Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion.  Ever wanted to be the one in charge, making the calls? When do you intervene? Could you stay calm and cool? Read More...
 
PELE | You Are the Ref: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide to the Laws of Football, Paul Trevillion, Keith Hackett, Pele, Elephant to Pele, Pele Drawing
PELE
Amazing video shows the magic of Paul Trevillion and his ability to turn an elephant into Pele. Read More...
 
You Are The Ref! | Keith Hackett, Ref, Ask the Ref, Paul Trevillion, wayne rooney,
You Are The Ref!
Special Ask The Ref series by Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion.  Ever wanted to be the one in charge, making the calls? What action you would take? Read More...
 
How Did He Miss That? | Keith Hackett, Dissent, Ref, Ask the Ref
How Did He Miss That?
All of us, from time to time, ask the question: How did the Ref miss that? World Class Red Keith Hackett answers and reminds us all that it is much easier to be an Armchair Ref! Read More...
 
Top 10 Questions | Ask the Ref, Robert Webb, Handball, FIFA RULES, Expert Referee, Dr. Robert Webb, Keith Hackett, ASK the REF, The Field of Play
Top 10 Questions
Expert Referee Dr. Robert Webb Answers Your TOP TEN Questions. Should a family member Ref a game?  What to do if you think the ref has made a bad call?  Some players act like they had drama coaches not soccer coaches... "As a referee, I sometimes find myself being asked to serve as a drama critic...." Read More...
 
The Field of Play | Ask the Ref, Robert Webb, Handball, FIFA RULES, Expert Referee, Dr. Robert Webb, Keith Hackett, ASK the REF, The Field of Play
The Field of Play
Expert Referee Dr. Robert Webb joins Keith Hackett on ASK the REF This week: The Field of PlayWhat are the rules for fields?  Why is it called a ‘Pitch’? I think it’s one of those ‘cute’ British words with origins nobody is sure of. Read More...
 
Dr. Robert Webb | Dr. Rob Webb, ASK the REF
Dr. Robert Webb
Who is Dr. Rob Webb? SN's expert REF has overseen a 1,000 matches....READ MORE

Send in your questions to ASK the REF

See all previous articles on ASK the REF 

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DISSENT | Keith Hackett, Dissent, Ref, Ask the Ref
DISSENT
Tarnishes the Image of our Great Game of Soccer Read More...
 
HANDBALL! | Ask the Ref, Robert Webb, Handball, FIFA RULES
HANDBALL!
Expert Referee Dr. Robert Webb joins Keith Hackett on ASK the REF and explains Handball!  Remember when FIFA announced an investigation into the Thierry Henry handball? Read More...
 
Ever question a Ref's call? | Ask the Ref
Ever question a Ref's call?
SN will look at the opinionated world of soccer refereeing and the explore the calls that are made on the field.  Learn the real rules of the game! Read More...
 
HANDBALL | "You Are The REF", Soccer rules, Soccer Books, Book review,  ultimate illustrated guide to the rules of soccer,  Keith Hackett,  Paul Trevillion
HANDBALL
You Are The REF NEW SERIES for SN

HANDBALL explained 
What is a HANDBALL?
Often people on the field are wrong..

Learn what is important to the REF!
Was it deliberate? Intentional?  Avoidable?

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YOU ARE THE REF | "You Are The REF", Soccer rules, Soccer Books, Book review,  ultimate illustrated guide to the rules of soccer,  Keith Hackett,  Paul Trevillion
YOU ARE THE REF
"You Are The REF" is the ultimate illustrated guide to the rules of soccer...or in more British terms, the laws of football. Written by Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion, this is one of the best books on soccer and not only explains all the confusing rules, but offers humorous cartoons and soccer stories.  


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