Offside decision making of assistant referees in the English Premier League: impact of physical and perceptual-cognitive factors on match performance.

@article{Catteeuw2010OffsideDM,
  title={Offside decision making of assistant referees in the English Premier League: impact of physical and perceptual-cognitive factors on match performance.},
  author={Peter Catteeuw and Bart Gilis and Johan Wagemans and Werner F. Helsen},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={471-81}
}
In the present study, we investigated the accuracy of offside judgements of assistant referees in the English Premier League. The moment in the match, the position and movement speed of the assistant referee, attacker and second-last defender, together with the angle of view for the assistant referee were all considered to underlie incorrect decisions. The error rate was 17.5% (868 of 4960 situations). As the English assistant referees tended not to signal in doubtful situations (c = 0.91… CONTINUE READING
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