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Omglol 3,323 pts

Marco van Basten suggests scrapping offside as part of his radical plans for football

Posted by Omglol almost 2 years ago · 7 replies

Finally, someone to shake this cheating/diving/time wasting game.

He misses one big suggestion, to have timer stop everytime the ball is not into play even when GK kick.

Scraping offside rule is bit weird. Don't see how this will make the game more dynamic when will force defenders to fall back even more.

I don't see much hope for any of the rules to pass. Way to much negative for any change in this game.

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medintern 196 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by medintern

He did say stop clock every time ball goes out of play on last 10 minutes, I believe. According to the articles asking Wenger his opinion on the offsides rule.

Personally, i would not mind his suggestions other than the offside rule change, and would not mind the offside rule change if there was a hockey offsides line in soccer. in other words, you cant be offsides unless you are past that offsides line and are closer than 2 defending players to the goal. But his other rules (the sinbin, penalty shootouts being old MLS style, stopping clock, captains only speaking to refs, and childrens games being 8 a side) I think might be good suggestions.

Van Basten's ideas include getting rid of the offside rule, replacing penalty shoot-outs with eight-second run-ups and introducing orange cards to send players to sin-bins for 10 minutes.

He has also proposed that players should be involved in fewer matches each season, that games should go straight to penalties without extra-time, children's games to be limited to eight-a-side, stopping the clock every time the ball goes out in the last 10 minutes and only allowing captains to speak to referees.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Ix Techau

Don't think this is a good idea at all. By treating the last 10 minutes different from the rest of the game, we're saying that the last 10 minutes are the most important, and would only result in teams starting to timewaste earlier.

Other points are good. ET is silly anyway.

Liamdowski Staff 2,157 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Liamdowski

The only good improvement I can think of right now is video replays for disallowed goals for offside/fouls (not offsides in general) and other incidents where the referee hasn't seen what's happened.

Omglol 3,323 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by Omglol

Don't think this is a good idea at all. By treating the last 10 minutes different from the rest of the game, we're saying that the last 10 minutes are the most important, and would only result in teams starting to timewaste earlier.Other points are good. ET is silly anyway.

It's not, and there is no reason why if you are stopping the clock in the last 10min to not do it the whole game. And it will be crucial to stopping faking injuries, staying on the ground 5 min, taking Gk kicks for 2 min. Football is the only sport where people pay for 90 min of fun and get less then 70min.

THE POLICE Arsenal Forever!!! 4,431 pts
Posted almost 2 years ago by THE POLICE

I take back everything I said, don't ruin the beautiful game. After today I can see that injustice make this game so exciting.

Exactly... Referee was so generous and gave everyone a chance...

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