SOCCER LOVERS BOOK REVIEW: YOU ARE THE REF 300 Footballing Conundrums for you to Solve
Ever thought you could do better than the ref? You Are The Ref – 300 footballing conundrums for you to solve is a great book for anyone who plays the beautiful game or likes to watch! With clear examples of grappling actions and tough calls to make, you become the ref. What fun!
TOP RATING – Five Stars
Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion’s new book You Are The Ref 300 has 300 of the best and most tricky footballing dilemmas — giving soccer lovers an insight into the unpredictable challenges a referee can face and the tough decisions he or she has to make.
Published in October 2018, You Are The Ref 300 features illustrations by artist Paul Trevillion.
A great gift, this book tests your football knowledge.
With 300 questions and the answers conveniently in the back of the book, You Are the Ref is fun for the whole team, your favorite referees and coaches, and of course, the family.
The perfect book to take along on a soccer trip, the questions make you think and spark great debates.
Here is a sample question: A player stretches to strike a volley and steadies himself by leaning on you, lashing the ball into the net. Goal or no goal?
This new book is a follow up on the You Are The Ref series of stips which has appeared in The Guardian for as long as most soccer fans can remember and the highly successful first You Are The Ref book published in 2013.
Whether you want to quiz each other and take arm-chair refereeing to a new level or use these conundrums to learn and improve your soccer IQ, this new paperback book is a must-have for soccer lovers.
What Happens on the Field Never Stays on the Field
Debates erupt around the globe discussing referee calls — and these heated back-and-forth conversations can be on an 8-year-olds match or a Champions League’s game.
What is the player’s motivation? Offside or not? What does the naked eye see as compared to technology? How is the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) reporting the accuracy of reviewable decisions? What are the benefits and limitations? Does the VAR always exaggerate and embellishe incidents? Was the referee right?
This book takes the reader behind the scenes into the complex evaluation process of expert referees — with amazingly compelling illustrations worthy of framing.
The 300 new questions and illustrations captivate, engage and enlighten.
Does Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Tail Make A Difference?
Question: An indirect free kick is aimed at the home side’s star striker. He misses the header, but the tip of his ponytail brushes the ball as it flies into the net.
Goal or no goal?
Answer: The player’s ponytail has to be considered part of his person and there’s nothing in the rules about the maximum permitted length of hair. It’s a goal.
This book has an array of bizarre and entertaining incidents for you to ponder and takes the reader on a fun tour in the often controversial world of referring.
Trevillion’s Brilliant Illustrations
Paul Trevillion is the marvelous illustrator who makes Keith Hackett referee experiences come to life. This is a powerhouse partnership like no other.
For football fans of all ages, You Are The Ref 300 has great illustrations and questions.
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