Originally Posted by Uppercut
If the rule was the way you say it was then they wouldn't have even needed to wait for a ball over the top. Anyone in the other team touching the ball while someone else in that team was in an offside position would have been enough to award a free kick.
What are you talking about? The offside law used to be when a player was level or ahead of the last defender when the ball was played forward he was offside. Where have I suggested differently?