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Which pocket for which card?

Posted by refsworld on May 17, 2011 at 5:28 PM

What combination do you find works best?

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15 Comments

Reply Elisabeth Speller
7:39 PM on May 17, 2011 
Top left shirt pocket for yellow card, right back shorts pocket for red card. I divided them this way after almost giving the wrong card to a player when I had them both in the same pocket.
Reply bjron
8:19 PM on May 17, 2011 
Right shorts pocket for yellow card. Back pocket for red card.
And a notebook with a spare red and yellow in my left short pocket.
Should always carry a spare on the field.
Reply Walko
6:27 PM on May 18, 2011 
Yellow in right shorts pocket,
Red in back shorts pocket
Spare yellow in left shorts pocket,
Match card in left shirt pocket,
small laminated blank card in right shirt pocket for recording anything else I need to (e.g. sent home team coach from field in 60th min).

I have contemplated going back to the 2 cards in a card wallet as it promotes taking that extra couple of seconds to contemplate red or yellow for a rough tackle.
Reply Hiroki K SATO
4:11 PM on May 21, 2011 
Right shorts pocket for Yellow Card. Left shorts pocket for Red card.
Match record notebook with a spare Yellow and Red card in me left shirt pocket.

So I normally hold up right hand for Yellow and left hand for Red. It is just one smooth motion to show a card from shorts pocket.
Reply bisho
7:57 AM on May 23, 2011 
it is personal choice for each and every referee there is no correct or wrong pocket for the cards i carry my yellow in right short and red in left short pocket and note book in shirt pocket but as i said it is personal choice
Reply Tristan Harris
10:28 AM on June 4, 2011 
Yellow card right shorts pocket, Red card left shorts pocket; provides easy and fast access for double caution send-offs.
Reply coupey
5:05 AM on June 5, 2011 
Yellow in Left hand short pocket.
Red kept in Match card folder in left hand shirt pocket, (gives me time to think whether it is a red).
Reply Cory
7:05 AM on June 9, 2011 
Yellow right front pocket, red right back pocket, match record left front pocket. Easy :-)
Reply surfdog
10:18 PM on June 13, 2011 
i am of the oppinion that nothing should be in the top shirt pockets, as from some angles, it may APPEAR that the referee is "elbowing" the player.

Right pocket for the Red card, left for the yellow, and use the zipper/velcro back pocket for the heavier note book, to stop it falling out.
Reply theref
4:00 AM on June 17, 2011 
yellow is left pocket for 'left on' and red is right for 'right off', easy to remember, lol
Reply Matty4149
4:23 AM on June 28, 2011 
I carry 2 sets, Yellow in right shorts pocket, red in back pocket and record card in left shorts pocket. And 2nd yellow in left shirt pocket and 2nd red in top right pocket for the quick and easy 2nd yellow send offs
Reply Battle
10:23 PM on August 3, 2011 
i use write on cards and keep the yellow in the right shorts pocket, red in the back, record sheet in the left hand short pocket, and sometimes i carry a second set in my left shirt pocket, depending on the game
Reply Brownie
6:12 AM on September 6, 2011 
Top left for yellow, Back right for red
Reply Kiasam111
9:10 PM on January 6, 2012 
Red card always in right back shorts pocket. Yellow either right or left front pocket of shorts, I am not fussed. I always find it helpful to tell the AR's which card is in which pocket, so that if there is a confrontation and the referee has his hand in next to his back pocket, you know what is coming!
Reply Ryan Cromwell
8:26 AM on July 25, 2013 
Yellow card in left shorts pocket and red in back pocket

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