There were quite a few positive innovations in the late '90s and early '00s which didn't last long but I feel should have been given more of a chance to bed in. Moving the ball forwards for dissent - I thought this was a superb idea at the time but many people claimed it often put the attacking team at a disadvantage as some free kick specialists would prefer to shoot from a further distance. Surely this could be easily solved by giving the attacking side the option of whether to move it forward or not. You could even give the players the option of moving the ball 10 metres in whichever direction they prefer. Golden Goal - This was pure drama. It only lasted a few years but in that time there was Ahn, Trezeguet and Blanc all scoring iconic golden goals. There was a criticism that it made extra time period too defensive but that doesn't seem to have changed much since the rule was scrapped. "Daylight" offsides - While never officially a rule, in the early '00s Premier League officials were directed to only give offside if there was a clear distance between the attacker and the defender when the ball was passed. For me, this was much better. Gave more of an advantage to the striker and just made it so much easier for the officials to do their jobs. I'm hoping that we'll go back to this when VAR causes a large number of good goals to be disallowed by marginal offside decisions going against the forwards. Are there any others you guys can think of?