Two scenarios: 1. Defender plays a back pass; attacking player in an offsides position at the time the pass is made intercepts the pass. Is the attacking player offsides? I always thought he was NOT offsides, but I saw a game recently where the referee whistled the attacking player for offsides in just such a situation. 2. Attacking player #1 plays a ball forward. It takes a deflection off a defender and bounces to attacking player #2, who is in an offsides position. Is the attacking player player offsides? Does it matter that attacking player #2 was in an offsides position before the initial pass was played, as opposed to a scenario where he was in an onsides position when the initial pass was played and only moved to an offsides position after the deflection?