Good football rules that were binned

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by RochaRoja, Jan 11, 2019.

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    VintageWhatnots Full Member

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    Where would his advantage be, if he collects the ball with the defenders between him and the goal? Regardless of his starting point.
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    Josep Dowling Full Member

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    Ok imagine a player that has a fantastic touch like Ozil. He’s behind the defence then rushes onside to ping a first time ball to a player through on goal, surely that’s an advantage.
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    Gio ★★★★★★★★

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    This. Sky commentators - Andy Gray and Richard Keys in particular - basically made it up and ran with it for a few months.
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    tentan Full Member

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    Golden goal was exciting. If should definitely be brought back.
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    Don Alfredo Full Member

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    I hate away goals rule but I hate penalties even more. Everyone who wants to get rid of away goals is promoting more penalty shootouts, which is never a good thing.

    The good compromise is to count away goals only after extra time to prevent penalties, but to not have them be the deciding factor after 90 minutes. I thought this was tried sonewehere, but I forgot where it was.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    I'd like it if they swapped the shootout and extra time around. Have the shootout straight after the whistle goes on 90 minutes, then whoever wins gets the advantage heading into 30 minutes extra time. The match therefore isn't decided on penalties, the losing team gets a chance to redeem themselves, and it means extra time isn't a defensive snoozefest.
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    Rather than having offside beginning at the halfway line, I've wondered about (for offside purposes only) dividing the pitch into thirds with offside only being applicable in the last third of the pitch for the attacking team. Don't know if it would be better in practice but could possibly create more space in midfield. Could even try the offside line being from the furthest point of the 'D' on the 18 yard box.

    Also, possibly a deranged idea, but how about limiting the amount of players in the box from a corner kick. Same amount of players for both teams -say 5 each. This would only apply up until the point the kick was taken. It would create a lot of rushing into the box as the ball arrives which could be absolute bedlam but thoroughly entertaining!! It would also minimise Zonal marking and create some lovely tussles!

    I still think a sin bin would be an interesting idea depending on the nature of offence. Primarily for dissent matters or time wasting matters.

    Away goals should be done away with completely. Utter sh1te rule. At least with penalties one team is actually going to put the ball in the net more than the other and not just dependent on the geographical location they were scored!
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    As a neutral i dont want balance. I want a competitive 4 or maybe 5 strong teams and the rest can be cannon fodders for all i care.
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    Preventing which is the whole purpose of the offside rule in the first place.
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    Yes, I agree one hundred percent. It should also cover the time wasting scenario late in the game where a player heads to the corner to shield the ball.

    The other thing I find really annoying is referees giving the defending side time to organise a wall for a free kick. The attacking side should always have the option of taking the kick quickly, and should never have to wait until the defenders are ready (the only reason for any delay would be if the referee was in discussion with a defender, for example to issue a card). On the same subject, any defending player deliberately standing over the ball to prevent a quick free kick should be booked - no exceptions.
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    VintageWhatnots Full Member

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    Possibly, but rules aren't supposed to be designed to limit the ability of the best players, they're not invented as levellers.

    The rule is to stop goal hanging, which in turn means defenders can push up the field and be part of the build up in attacks etc.
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    GailSpaceWynand Yes, I signed up with this name.

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