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Offline Tobes

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General question about fouls
« on: January 26, 2014, 12:08:44 AM »
Talking to coaches, I've often heard them point to a disparity in the number of fouls called against each team as a sign of bias or incompetence of the officials. I guess their point is that in a game where there is a lot of banging going on, one team cannot be entirely responsible for all of it.
In a well-officiated game, should each team have a relatively equal number of fouls? Not exactly the same, but within a certain "acceptable" range?
Is that part of the evaluation for officials?
Or is it a matter of if one team has disproportionately more fouls called against it, it really did commit more fouls?

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Re: General question about fouls
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 09:43:27 AM »
Maybe the coach who feels too many fouls are being called on his/her team should consider doing a better job of coaching how to play proper defense. No two teams play the same. End of discussion.
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