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Agree with this, and no wonder Brumbers wants it changed back to the old way, as that's the only time they won anythingThe recent change to the offside rule is massively under-appreciated IMO.
It helps attacking play massively because defences can no longer just play an offside trap to catch a player offside. This forces defenders to actually do some defending, like actually make an effort to intercept passes instead of just pushing out all the time.
It was excruciating,in the lower leagues there were countless teams just trying to do an Arse, including notably Brumbers "other" team.
Comes to something when most of the training is taking up with the practice of this exceedingly negative ploy. Which allegedly it was for many teams.
I just wish they'd take it further, they already have "attackers should get the benefit of the doubt", and it would be good if they really stressed this. Winds me up seeing pundits say how good a linos decision is, when the attackers about 6 inches offside.