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25 Oct 2017 17:37:13
Beast made a few suggestions for rule changes that were quite radical but there a few small things than continually hack me off. I think changes have been attempted for some of them but haven't stuck so I'd like to suggest we try again.

1. Players steal 10 to 15 yards when taking a throw in. If the throw in isn't taken from the correct place then it should be a foul throw and the other side gets the throw in.
2. Holding a shirt is a foul wherever it takes place as is grappling. We would have penalties galore for a few weeks but it would put a stop to it.
3. My personal favourite. A player being substituted has to leave the field by the nearest touch line. None of this slow walk to wind down the clock, if you are on the opposite half of the field then you leave the pitch there and not back at your bench.
4. Any finger wagging, head shaking, sarcastic applauding, shouting at officials is an immediate yellow card. Players have got way too big for their boots and need to be brought to task. This happens occasionally but should happen every time
5. Teams should be free to take free kicks immediately and not wait for the nonsense of the ref walking 10 yard s and blowing his whistle. This is a current rule but refs seem to stop momentum and insist on this ritual.
6. Time wasting should be clearly defined and punished with a yellow card, particularly focused on GKs who take forever to take a goal kick.

I am sure there are more but these are the ones that frustrate me.

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25 Oct 2017 19:00:25
I'd like to see the clock stop every time the ball goes dead and not restarted until the ball is live again.

That alone would stop all the time wasting. It also means paying fans don't get ripped off by only seeing 60-70 minutes of football.

25 Oct 2017 19:18:09
I think number 5 is a choice. Being that you can get your opponent back 10 yards, or you can take it straight away. The ref will ask you.

25 Oct 2017 19:21:26
Shappy I thought about that but I think games would pups take too long to compete. I read somewhere that the ballis only in play for about 55% of the time. Even if it is 60 minutes then stopping the clock would add anoth 45 minutes making evening games finish quite late. I think the whole issue of time wasting is a pain in the ass, it has become an art form for some teams.

25 Oct 2017 19:36:09
The clock should be managed by an official in the stand to allow the referee to focus on making decisions on the game. The stand official can ignore distractions and play as long as necessary, goalkeepers taking 2 mins over goal kicks do not benefit, etc.

25 Oct 2017 20:06:14
I think if the physio is allowed treat s player while the games carries on like rugby would stop all the time wasting and feigning injury.
I also with redman and i think if that were to happen it would about 3 mins in every first half and 7 to every 2nd half.

25 Oct 2017 20:25:55
I would add that injury time needs to be fluid for the stand official, play until all time wasting has expired, time added for subs etc, free kicks corners must be taken before time elapses. Would cut out time wasting.

25 Oct 2017 20:28:21
Thats a good shout ken.

25 Oct 2017 22:04:58
On your personal favourite number 3, with the amount of helmets in today's society, it would probably only be a matter of time before some tool in the crowd abused the player walking round the pitch. I think it would cause problems in the end.

{Ed007's Note - Stop defenders just obstructing and blocking the attacker to let the ball run out of play. It's obstruction and should be given as a foul against the defender.}

25 Oct 2017 23:00:32
I hate that too 007 but its not obstuction unfortunately. I had this debate with a former epl referee paul durkin. He told me that a player does not have to play the ball in order to be deemed in control of the ball. If his body is shielding the ball he is entitled to do that as long as he is close enough to be deemed in control. He did say it frustrated him but that it was not An illeagle manoeuvre.
He was reffing at a charity event and came across as a very nice guy. He would not accept a fee either and paid his own expenses.

{Ed007's Note - I always thought it was and without trawling throug the actual regs:


Impeding the progress of an opponent means moving into the opponent’s path to obstruct, block, slow down or force a change of direction when the ball is not within playing distance of either player.

All players have a right to their position on the field of play; being in the way of an opponent is not the same as moving into the way of an opponent.

A player may shield the ball by taking a position between an opponent and the ball if the ball is within playing distance and the opponent is not held off with the arms or body. If the ball is within playing distance, the player may be fairly charged by an opponent.

I'd just punch him in the baws or skank his shorts for trying to be a smart arse with me - maybe both! Would you get booked for skanking another player?}

26 Oct 2017 00:20:57
If time wasting and obstruction are high upon people's pet hates then the attacker of the team leading in the last few minutes taking the ball into the corner to time waste by obstructing the defender from getting the ball is so annoying.

26 Oct 2017 08:29:52
Shappy. It's bad enough watching us for 75mins at the moment. You want to endure a full 90mins?

26 Oct 2017 06:45:22
Good shout Bond, shielding is one thing but what we see is pure obstruction.

I also saw a foul throw given against us recently, it's amazing how little they are given, I see at least a couple in every game.

{Ed007's Note - You see foul throws in every game and they seem to have just became an acceptable part of the game.}



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