It's come up a couple of times lately. If a player actually hits the goalie with stick while trying to play the ball, that's FHD, for sure. If a goalie has landed badly, has back exposed to ball, helmet has fallen off, whatever, that can certainly be considered potentially dangerous, and most likely PC. But what about a ball played towards a goalie who is (or at least should be) paying attention, who is facing the ball? Is there ever a case for FHD in that case? Goalie on ground, ball 1m away, ball is belted into them. Ball hit hard at the goal, perhaps in the air, keeper moves to save it, a forward manages to reach in and get a tiny bit of stick on the ball, enough to deflect it past the glove that would have saved it and straight into the keeper's head. Close range deflection off the ground and flush in the groin. Chip shot from the spot which would have hit the face if the keeper didn't duck. A shot smashed at a sliding keeper that hits them in the kneecap and sees them need to leave the field. Do you call FHD for any of them? Being a goalie, I'm biased. And I say no, they are all play on. That there is no such thing as LEA by a keeper. There is no such thing as a ball played towards a 'ready' keeper that should be seen as an offence for danger. There IS 'danger' in the sense that the keeper can get hurt, but that's just part of being a keeper. Changing direction while running is dangerous in that sense too, sometimes knees can give way. There are times where it is really poor play by a forward, particularly hitting the ball straight into a prone keeper when they could be scoring a goal. But it's also instinct, forwards aren't built for thinking. They see ball on ground in circle, often they hit ball towards the net as hard as they can. It's potential grounds for a keeper to get upset with a forward. But I don't see a justification for it to be FHD. From one of the recent threads: I think deflecting the ball onto a keeper's face should be deemed safe, every time. As a keeper, I'm happy to have made the save, even if it was with face. I wear a helmet in the knowledge that a ball coming at my face is a possibility. What do people think?