Marco Van Basten

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  1. jimharri

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    No; he's not turned his toes up. He's "technical director" at FIFA, and he's put forward some radical proposals to shake up the game;

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...sten-fifa-plans-change-football-a7534186.html

    Abolishing the offside rule altogether

    The introduction of a sin bin (10 minutes duration) when a player earns an "orange card".

    No more extra time in cup competitions. Straight to the penalty shootout. Only it won't be conventional penalties; the players will have eight seconds to score from a starting point 25 metres from goal.

    Games to be played over 4 quarters rather than 2 halves (more coaching input is the idea behind that, apparently).

    Restricting players to 60 games a year.

    Couldn't see any mention about this in the first couple of pages on here. Apologies if someone else has already posted it.
     
  2. Blue Smarties

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    Will the winners of the World Club Cup compete in the Super Bowl?
     
  3. jimharri

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    Brick Top says hello!
     
  4. karen7

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    Another nutty bloke at FIFA lol
     
  5. gordondaviesmoustache

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    Can't see the commercial TV stations being happy with four quarters.
     
  6. inchy14

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    stunned, dazed and still can't quite believe it!!
    Oohhh I see what you did there...
     
  7. snorky

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    Well at first glance I think the FIFA technical director has just come out with a bucket of mung juice.
     
  8. jimharri

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    The offside idea would be a disaster. A goalhangers' charter.
     
  9. City health warning

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    I can see why he hasn't cut it as a manager.
     
  10. dronefromsector7G

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    How about 2 quarters?
     

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