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    I refuse to engage in any discussion with you until you start calling it offsides FFS

    There are plenty of downsides to your suggestion, alas see my previous sentence.
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    Surely the tactical depth and subtlety of the game would be the biggest issue. Sounds awful honestly, like netball or something.
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    Yeah, would take out so many lovely balls from the midfield, intelligent runs from a striker, what about free-kicks 40 yards out? Can't put a man in the box to try and nod it in.

    Stick to silly American sports SS

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    The problem is that SS is used to offsides in ice hockey, which is a bit of a joke sport even by American standards (unless Chicago is playing/winning ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    The problem is that SS is that he's American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    I refuse to engage in any discussion with you until you start calling it offsides FFS

    There are plenty of downsides to your suggestion, alas see my previous sentence.
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    Yeah, would take out so many lovely balls from the midfield, intelligent runs from a striker, what about free-kicks 40 yards out? Can't put a man in the box to try and nod it in.

    Stick to silly American sports SS
    Jeez, it was just a suggestion.

    Next you'll get all uptight at my suggestion to use oval balls and give the players ability to carry them in their hands and be tackled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Next you'll get all uptight at my suggestion to use oval balls and give the players ability to carry them in their hands and be tackled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Aye does catch some out. Its the second to last man, the keeper 9/10 times being the last man, unless his name is Higuita (ah, Italia 90 memories)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    you can't be offside from a throw in (source of much anger during youth football coaching).
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    Field hockey abolished its very similar offside rule years ago and after a short period of some gimme goals with guy camped in the D, teams adjusted and a new era of tactics to combat it came about. Hasn't resulted in a huge jump in scoring rates to my knowledge and the game does flow very nicely these days. Albeit, a soccer pitch is a bit bigger than a hockey pitch I think so the 'extra space' created in hockey might be a massive problem if it was the case in soccer.

    Just one of those things, really. No specific problem with the offside rule and certainly soccer has no problems with broadening its appeal but a lot of the arguments against it are a bit Henny Penny tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    You can't be offside from a goal kick, I'm fairly sure in theory you can be offside from a corner although in practice it's exceptionally unlikely to ever happen.
    Someone in the camera team during the England match today didn't get the memo- got lines drawn on the pitch and all to tell us Klose was offside for Germany's first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Field hockey abolished its very similar offside rule years ago and after a short period of some gimme goals with guy camped in the D, teams adjusted and a new era of tactics to combat it came about. Hasn't resulted in a huge jump in scoring rates to my knowledge and the game does flow very nicely these days. Albeit, a soccer pitch is a bit bigger than a hockey pitch I think so the 'extra space' created in hockey might be a massive problem if it was the case in soccer.

    Just one of those things, really. No specific problem with the offside rule and certainly soccer has no problems with broadening its appeal but a lot of the arguments against it are a bit Henny Penny tbh.
    Should be able to do self-pass free-kicks as well in football, has worked really well in field hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Someone in the camera team during the England match today didn't get the memo- got lines drawn on the pitch and all to tell us Klose was offside for Germany's first.
    Got to admit to having to shout at a few mates about that one

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