My point exactly, Law 6 does not contain the full theory of current teaching. It merely says what the actual signal is with the flag. There is another step which is expected to be completed (many people do not do this). Regardless of the signal, it is expected for the AR to run to the goal line. I can say I only see around half a dozen assistants regularly do this in Granville. This causes issues when our members officiate on FNSW competitions as they are failing to implement current procedures and are being told by the FNSW coaches/assessors (many of whom see this as them being lazy rather than an educational short coming).
To reiterate the correct signal is: 1) continue running until the goal line 2) Once stopped moving signal as appropriate (either goal kick or corner kick) 3) Take up position based on how play will restart.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2013 17:46:18 GMT 10 by fatdev33l
I understand that sometimes it is a lot harder especially for the 'older blokes' however many do not even try and make an effort. It makes sense to try to do it as you have to double check the ball is placed as per the LOTG anyway so you may as well get to the goal line as much as possible.
JD, spot on. He was fantastic, on the 1 occassion he could not get their, he still was attempting to and made a very tight call (which went against my team) but ultimately was correct. He was easily the most consistent official on the game.