Kicking the ball out for injured players

Discussion in 'General football forum' started by The Light Was Yellow Sir, 10 Nov 2015.

  1. The Light Was Yellow Sir

    The Light Was Yellow Sir

    10 Feb 2014
    Down in the tube station at midnight.
    I have always believed that play shouldn't routinely be stopped by either team for an injury the referee has deemed none serious. He does this by not stopping play.
    In the FIFA laws of the game, there is a section called "interpretation of the laws of the game and Guidelines for Referees". This makes it absolutely clear that, other than for serious injury, NO player should be treated within the field of play. The full guidance is below. It begs the question, why is it not enforced? If it was, much of this fakery would surely stop.

    Mind you, the laws still confirm that a goalkeeper can only hold the ball for six seconds and that using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures is a sending off offence, which also makes you wonder how certain players stay on the pitch every week!

    Thought it was interesting, given the Villa post match discussion.

    The referee must adhere to the following procedure when dealing with injured players:

    • play is allowed to continue until the ball is out of play if a player is, in the

      opinion of the referee, only slightly injured

    • play is stopped if, in the opinion of the referee, a player is seriously injured

    • after questioning the injured player, the referee may authorise one, or at

      most two doctors, to enter the field of play to assess the injury and arrange

      the player’s safe and swift removal from the field of play

    • stretcher-bearers should only enter the field of play with a stretcher

      following a signal from the referee

    • the referee must ensure an injured player is safely removed from the field of


    • a player is not allowed to receive treatment on the field of play

    • any player bleeding from a wound must leave the field of play. He may not

      return until the referee is satisfied that the bleeding has stopped. A player is

      not permitted to wear clothing with blood on it
      • as soon as the referee has authorised the doctors to enter the field of play,

        the player must leave the field of play, either on a stretcher or on foot. If a

        player does not comply, he must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour

      • an injured player may only return to the field of play after the match has


      • when the ball is in play, an injured player must re-enter the field of play

        from the touch line. When the ball is out of play, the injured player may re-

        enter from any of the boundary lines

      • irrespective of whether the ball is in play or not, only the referee is

        authorised to allow an injured player to re-enter the field of play

      • the referee may give permission for an injured player to return to the field

        of play if an assistant referee or the fourth official verifies that the player is ready
        • if play has not otherwise been stopped for another reason, or if an injury suffered by a player is not the result of a breach of the Laws of the Game, the referee must restart play with a dropped ball from the position of the ball when play was stopped, unless play was stopped inside the goal area, in which case the referee drops the ball on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located when play was stopped

        • the referee must allow for the full amount of time lost through injury to be played at the end of each period of play

        • once the referee has decided to issue a card to a player who is injured and has to leave the field of play for treatment, the referee must issue the card before the player leaves the field of play

          Exceptions to this ruling are to be made only when:
        • a goalkeeper is injured

        • a goalkeeper and an outfield player have collided and need immediate


        • players from the same team have collided and need immediate attention

        • a severe injury has occurred, e.g. swallowed tongue, concussion, broken leg

    2 Jul 2007
    Rural Yorkshire
    Just play to the whistle let the refs call what is dangerous that's what they are trained and paid for
  3. joeyh123


    31 Jan 2012
    I have always thought that if a player is on the pitch and "down" for more than ten seconds they should be instantly subbed. This would stop people play acting and if a player is down but could feasible go on after some sidelined treatment they would crawl of the pitch as no player wat subbing....problem solved./..thankyou and goodnight


  4. smeeagain


    13 Sep 2005
    nothing more annoying for a football fan , than seeing overpaid egotists rolling around , after the ref has waved play on, trying to justify going down by holding their knee
  5. aguero93:20


    21 Oct 2013
    Pep Out
    Team supported:
    Pep Out
    It's usually their face first. Then when they realise there's no way the ref is falling for it they progress to the shoulder, knee or ankle. Retrospective bans would sort it fairly quickly but the FA have seemed reluctant to punish the rags, chavs and dippers so far.
  6. Mad Eyed Screamer

    Mad Eyed Screamer

    26 Nov 2010
    From Moston to Boston
    After Sunday's game I just hope City players tell each other ''keep playing until the whistle blows, fuck em''
  7. gomoich


    18 Feb 2010
    I think the ref should stop the clock if the physio comes on.
  8. tonea2003


    6 Jul 2007
    my sentiment entirely
  9. ChicagoBlue


    10 Jan 2009
    This will continue to go on until the official time on the field is kept OFF the field! When there is a goal, the clock should stop until the ref blows the whistle for the restart of the game. When the ref stops play for an injured player, the clock should be stopped...

    With the "game clock" clearly visible to everyone, it would make all the rolling around just an attempt to get a player carded, and we'd all be able to see it for what it is.

    And, while I'm on about it, it is long past time there was retrospective action for all the fakery. Players who are clearly NOT touched in the face, but who go down clutching their face, should be given a seat in the stands for the next game. It is a cancer in the game and the egregious examples make football look like a game of fakers, soft arses and cheats!
  10. City_Sean


    24 Oct 2011
    Watching it, Drinking it in
    If Gestede goes down when he comes to our ground, I hope Otamendi accidentally two foots the cunt

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