New Laws

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  1. The Light Was Yellow Sir

    The Light Was Yellow Sir

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    FIFA have ratified some new laws for next season.
    1. Any handball leading to a goal will mean that the goal will be disallowed.
    2. Attacking team players will not be allowed within 1 metre of any defensive wall, presumably to reduce pushing and shoving as well as removing the professional 'taking down of the wall' which some players are very adept at.
    3. Goal kicks no longer need to leave the penalty area, so should stop one avenue for time wasting.
    4. Penalty change is that the goalkeeper only needs one foot on the line when the penalty is taken.

    I think they actually look reasonably sensible although I am not sure how far back one might go to judge an accidental handball?

    NB: Edited in light of FIFA probably dropping the penalty save/rebound proposals.
     
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  2. denislawsbackheel

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    I thought they were changing the HanDball definition to include any case of contact, accidental or not.
     
  3. Silvercloud

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    The handball rule is always going to be a tough one as it's down to individual interpretation of an incident. If all handballs become free kicks, whether intentional or not, there could be 3/4 penalties a game
    What's to stop an attackee, play for one by kicking against a defenders arm in the box?
     

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  4. GAZZA

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    So if a penalty hits the woodwork and bounces out, play stops and a goal-kick to the defending team?
     
  5. Gordyola

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    1 How is that any different from now?
    2 Form a 2 man wall on near the goal line this will stop players obstructing the keeper
    3 So will players be allowed in the box when the kick is taken?
    4a Seem unnecessary to change
    4b This is a nonsense as already pointed out re hitting the post. Encroachment is not hard to prevent just have the 4th official monitor it
     
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  6. I'm With Stupid

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    Only if it would prevent a clear goal or result in one, I believe. So Otamendi's the other day would be handball even though it was obviously accidental (I know it was given, but it shouldn't have been) and Aguero's goal the other week would be ruled out (although I'm not convinced it actually hit his arm anyway).

    In theory it's a sensible change, but the issue how do they determine if it's denying a clear goal? Imagine an on-target shot hits a player's arm in the box, but the keeper had it covered anyway. Would that count? It seems like they're adding another one like the "Is he really the last man?" red cards.
     
  7. JULES

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    why on earth did we allow a load of corrupt fuckers in Zurich steal our game??? ffs could you see the americans allowing these twats to set up a world American football cartel in Switzerland and calling the shots?
     
  8. GAZZA

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    The laws of the game were originally designed for fair minded sportsmen to play a fair game - the trouble is that under close examination (i.e VAR) the laws fall to bits.
     
  9. Hes the left back remember

    Hes the left back remember

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    so if a penalty is taken hits the post and rebounds away from goal it is a free kick to the defending team.
    If a penalty is taken hits the post then hits the keeper and goes in does it stand as a goal?
     
  10. peace frog

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    from what they were saying then its just like a shoot out situation, so yes the goal would stand
     

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