Does the offside rule need changing?

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  1. MCFC1993

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    Thinking about it yesterday after those tight decisions, would you change it and if so what would you suggest?

    For me it needs changing to be implemented easier in line with the use of VAR.

    I've seen 2 solid suggestions so far:
    - offside is judged based on the feet only.
    - daylight rule - if any part of the attacker is level with the defender he is onside. If it's tight i.e. the attacker is beyond or looks beyond the defender then he is offside.

    If VAR is here to stay then the offside law has to change.
     
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  2. Djibrilshairdo

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    It has to be feet only.

    Upper parts of the body can be subject to camera angle manipulation. Or perhaps that’s exactly what the powers that be want?
     
  3. gordondaviesmoustache

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    Feet is a sensible shout.
     
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    Agree totally with this. I would add further, as I posted elsewhere, we should have daylight before an attacker is given offside.
     
  5. Saddleworth2

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    I like if any part of the legs or body of the attacker is level, then they are onside. Thats the closest you can get to 'there needs to be daylight between attacker and defender for it to be offside. Disallowing beautiful goals because of a cm here or there is just ludicrous.
     
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  6. dickie davies

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    Where as I would say daylight between an attacker's and defender's torso
     
  7. blue b4 the moon

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    Feet is probably the correct call apart from Maguire where a head is more relevant.
     
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  8. Djibrilshairdo

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    Oh I don’t know
     
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  9. quiet_riot

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    It's fine as it is, it's VAR that needs fucking off!
     
  10. Inter Me Nan

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    If that Jesus goal yesterday was Salah last minute against us do we reckon it's offside or not?
     

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