A scrappy game with reds winning 3:2 in a highly competitive game. Some controversial moments and both teams agreed that we should all play to Giffa rules Whereby anyone who calls for a foul should get it
As we play without a referee, if a player involved in a passage of play calls a foul, unless the player committing the foul or his team captain concede the foul, continue the play until the ball goes out of play or is in the hands of a goalkeeper. When a foul is called, don’t just leave the ball for the opposing side and stop playing. Sometimes, they will continue and score. At first instance, the matter should be left to the players involved in the passage of play. Other players not involved in the passage of play can express an opinion, but don’t press it. The final word is with the team selectors/captains. If the call is conceded, it resumes with the free kick or penalty as the case may be. Where there is a genuine dispute, and no agreement is reached, the following rules of thumb shall be applied to expedite matters:
If the player on the receiving end of the tackle or challenge is physically hurt or suffers greater physical impact than is a normal incident of our games, it is presumed to be a foul, resulting in a free kick or penalty. It should not lightly be alleged that a player is feigning physical hurt. However, a player's past conduct is a relevant consideration. Therefore, my advice to all players is do not develop a reputation for simulation or feigning physical hurt. It will be held against you.
If the player has committed an act that is in any event disallowed, as set out above, this will weigh against him.
All genuinely 50:50 calls should be decided in favour of the team trailing by 2 goals or more.
In every other case, it is presumed not to be a foul, and the game continues from where play stopped.
If necessary, the dispute can be resolved later, in the post-game discussions, or on the report thread for the game.
Players are expected to play in the right spirit. During a game, captains may agree that a disruptive player should leave the game for 5 to 10 minutes to cool down, compose himself or reflect on his conduct. Repeated or serious instances of not playing in the right spirit may result in sanctions. The following are examples of not playing in the right spirit:
Committing a deliberate foul, or calling out to a team mate to commit a deliberate foul.
All forms of gamesmanship, including but not limited to winding up opponents (over and above mere banter), simulation and feigning injury, repeatedly making unnecessary calls during a game or stubbornly insisting on calls going in one's favour, or calling out to an opponent to pass the ball to you in order to confuse the opponent.
Excessive arguing and unnecessary displays of hostility, anger, or aggression towards other players, whether on your own team on the opposing team.
Over-reacting or retaliating, whether in words or by overzealous tackling, or blowing up incidents to try to influence decisions.