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Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by 1964white » Wed May 22, 2019 6:29 am

Free kicks: No attacking players in wall

The IFAB has approved a rule change which prohibits attacking players - ie those from the team on attacking from the free kick - from being in the wall. Specifically, when there is a wall of three or more players attackers are not allowed within one metre of it.

Any attacking player found to be less than one metre from the wall when a free kick is taken will be penalised and the other team will be rewarded with an indirect free kick.

The idea behind the change is to avoid time-wasting and disturbances between players that may result in physical altercations.

The IFAB said: "There is no legitimate tactical justification for attackers to be in the ‘wall’ and their presence is against the ‘spirit of the game’ and often damages the image of the game."

Substitutions: Players must leave pitch at nearest point

Players who are being taken off and replaced must now leave the pitch by the nearest point on the touchline, which means we will no longer be forced to endure preposterously slow walks to the half-way line.

So players will have to think twice about how they exit the pitch and, not only that, they must make their way straight to the technical area or dressing room otherwise they risk being sanctioned for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow & red cards for coaches

In order to clamp down on difficult behaviour from coaches who don't see eye to eye with the referee or their opposite number, officials will be able to show them yellow or red cards, in the same way they do with players.

If, in the event of a touchline melee for example, the offending individual cannot be identified for punishment, the senior coach who is in the technical area will be the default recipient.

Penalty kicks: Goalkeepers must have at least one foot on line

The issue of penalty kicks has cropped up a few times in recent years and the trend has been towards reducing the freedom of the goalkeeper.

That hasn't changed with the latest update to the rules, which dictate that the shot-stopper must not be moving or touching the goalposts.

The new rule changes also say that the goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on or in line with the goal-line.

"Allowing the goalkeeper to have only one foot touching the goal line (or, if jumping, in line with the goal line) when the penalty kick is taken is a more practical approach as it is easier to identify if both feet are not on the line," goes the IFAB's explanation.

"As the kicker can ‘stutter’ in the run, it is reasonable that the goalkeeper can take one step in anticipation of the kick."

As well as those points, the penalty taker will now be permitted to receive a quick treatment if necessary before taking the kick.

Handball: Accidental offences deemed free kicks

The IFAB has attempted to provide more clarity on the handball offence for occasions when the offence is deemed to be 'non-deliberate'.

Essentially, the changes will mean that there will be no goal in cases where the ball accidentally strikes a player's hand before crossing over the line.

Similarly, if a player has accidentally handled the ball and created an advantage or subsequently scores, they will be penalised with a free kick.

Despite the IFAB's attempts, we reckon that this one will still cause plenty of debate and consternation.

Drop ball no longer competitive

The dropped ball is no more. Well, at least not as we know it.

If play is stopped inside the penalty area the ball will simply be dropped for the goalkeeper.

If it is stopped outside the penalty area the ball will be dropped for a player from the team that last touched the ball. In all cases, players will have to be at least four metres (four and a half yards) away.

Here's the IFAB's explanation: "The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly (e.g. kicking the ball out for a throw-in deep in the opponents’ half) or an aggressive confrontation.

"Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.

"To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away."

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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by HarryofOz » Wed May 22, 2019 8:07 am

Free-kick rule - good idea

Sub rule - good idea

Red and yellow cards for coaches - ???? Doesn't this rule already exist

Penalty kicks - good idea

Handball rule - good idea

Drop-ball rule - good idea


Another that should be changed - back to what it was - is the offside rule. Offside should be offside regardless of so called interference with play or active involvement.
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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by 1964white » Wed May 22, 2019 9:28 am

HarryofOz wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:07 am
Another that should be changed - back to what it was - is the offside rule. Offside should be offside regardless of so called interference with play or active involvement.
Agree Harry the offside rule is far too complex, keep it simple I say

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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by BGwhite » Wed May 22, 2019 10:50 am

1964white wrote: Agree Harry the offside rule is far too complex, keep it simple I say
I agree to H, its much too complex . The linesman only has 1 pair of eyes and the kind of movement that goes on it must be a nightmare for them. Off side is offside regardless.

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Post by weasel » Wed May 22, 2019 3:19 pm

100% agree re the offside. If an attacker who isn't interfering is being marked then that defending is playing everyone else onside. So surely if the attacker isn't interfering then the defender marking him should be deemed to also be not interfering and as such not playing anyone onside. As such anyone on the pitch should be seen as interfering as their presence influences someone else's thought process.
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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by Ratscoot » Wed May 22, 2019 6:26 pm

1964white wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:29 am
Free kicks: No attacking players in wall

The IFAB has approved a rule change which prohibits attacking players - ie those from the team on attacking from the free kick - from being in the wall. Specifically, when there is a wall of three or more players attackers are not allowed within one metre of it.

Any attacking player found to be less than one metre from the wall when a free kick is taken will be penalised and the other team will be rewarded with an indirect free kick.

The idea behind the change is to avoid time-wasting and disturbances between players that may result in physical altercations.

The IFAB said: "There is no legitimate tactical justification for attackers to be in the ‘wall’ and their presence is against the ‘spirit of the game’ and often damages the image of the game."

Substitutions: Players must leave pitch at nearest point

Players who are being taken off and replaced must now leave the pitch by the nearest point on the touchline, which means we will no longer be forced to endure preposterously slow walks to the half-way line.

So players will have to think twice about how they exit the pitch and, not only that, they must make their way straight to the technical area or dressing room otherwise they risk being sanctioned for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow & red cards for coaches

In order to clamp down on difficult behaviour from coaches who don't see eye to eye with the referee or their opposite number, officials will be able to show them yellow or red cards, in the same way they do with players.

If, in the event of a touchline melee for example, the offending individual cannot be identified for punishment, the senior coach who is in the technical area will be the default recipient.

Penalty kicks: Goalkeepers must have at least one foot on line

The issue of penalty kicks has cropped up a few times in recent years and the trend has been towards reducing the freedom of the goalkeeper.

That hasn't changed with the latest update to the rules, which dictate that the shot-stopper must not be moving or touching the goalposts.

The new rule changes also say that the goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on or in line with the goal-line.

"Allowing the goalkeeper to have only one foot touching the goal line (or, if jumping, in line with the goal line) when the penalty kick is taken is a more practical approach as it is easier to identify if both feet are not on the line," goes the IFAB's explanation.

"As the kicker can ‘stutter’ in the run, it is reasonable that the goalkeeper can take one step in anticipation of the kick."

As well as those points, the penalty taker will now be permitted to receive a quick treatment if necessary before taking the kick.

Handball: Accidental offences deemed free kicks

The IFAB has attempted to provide more clarity on the handball offence for occasions when the offence is deemed to be 'non-deliberate'.

Essentially, the changes will mean that there will be no goal in cases where the ball accidentally strikes a player's hand before crossing over the line.

Similarly, if a player has accidentally handled the ball and created an advantage or subsequently scores, they will be penalised with a free kick.

Despite the IFAB's attempts, we reckon that this one will still cause plenty of debate and consternation.

Drop ball no longer competitive

The dropped ball is no more. Well, at least not as we know it.

If play is stopped inside the penalty area the ball will simply be dropped for the goalkeeper.

If it is stopped outside the penalty area the ball will be dropped for a player from the team that last touched the ball. In all cases, players will have to be at least four metres (four and a half yards) away.

Here's the IFAB's explanation: "The current dropped ball procedure often leads to a ‘manufactured’ restart which is ‘exploited’ unfairly (e.g. kicking the ball out for a throw-in deep in the opponents’ half) or an aggressive confrontation.

"Returning the ball to the team that last played it restores what was ‘lost’ when play was stopped, except in the penalty area where it is simpler to return the ball to the goalkeeper.

"To prevent that team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the player receiving the ball, must be at least 4m (4.5 yds) away."
Wow rule changes that actually make sense sorry this is surely a dream or is it 1st April and I hadn’t notice?

Hold on you’re gonna hit us with the new EFL rule changes aren’t you Leon the anti-Leeds ones :shhh:
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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by 1964white » Wed May 22, 2019 7:17 pm

Ratscoot wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Wow rule changes that actually make sense sorry this is surely a dream or is it 1st April and I hadn’t notice?

Hold on you’re gonna hit us with the new EFL rule changes aren’t you Leon the anti-Leeds ones :shhh:
The EFL are still deliberating there agenda regards Leeds United

New rules rumoured :

Any referee that is found not to have given decisions in favour of the opposition will not be allowed to officiate in Leeds matches next season

Additional added-on-time if Leeds are winning

Limited added-on-time if Leeds are losing

Yellow cards to be issued to at least three Leeds players in the first fifteen minutes

Red cards to be issued if the scores are level or Leeds are winning

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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by Ratscoot » Fri May 24, 2019 6:51 am

1964white wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:17 pm
The EFL are still deliberating there agenda regards Leeds United

New rules rumoured :

Any referee that is found not to have given decisions in favour of the opposition will not be allowed to officiate in Leeds matches next season

Additional added-on-time if Leeds are winning

Limited added-on-time if Leeds are losing

Yellow cards to be issued to at least three Leeds players in the first fifteen minutes

Red cards to be issued if the scores are level or Leeds are winning
So the same rules as the officials have been unofficially using for the last few years then :lol: :lol:
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Re: Football rule changes for the 2019-20 season

Post by 1964white » Fri May 24, 2019 7:55 am

Ratscoot wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:51 am
So the same rules as the officials have been unofficially using for the last few years then :lol: :lol:
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