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Thread: New ideas for the game?

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    New ideas for the game?

    Some are a bit silly I suppose but there is one comment on here that me and a couple of work colleagues were talking about earlier this week.

    About 60 minutes of "effective playing time" out of 90.

    Go back 30-40 years and I wonder if that statistic would be different due to the fact referees would let a hard tackle, no, ANY tackle go and there weren't so many girls in the game.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40311889

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    There's nothing wrong with two halves of 45 minutes. I do think the clock and a newly introduced stadium clock should be paused when a stoppage occurs.

    I can't say i agree with these two:

    a keeper who handles a backpass or throw-in from a team-mate concedes a penalty.

    the referee can award a goal if a player stops a goal being scored by handling on or close to the goal-line.

    Nothing wrong with how it is now for the second one, award a penalty, the ball has to cross the line, regardless of a player handling it.

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    If that stat is correct, it means that for every two games you watch, you are spending a whole hour watching no football

    I could crack a cheap gag about that but it looks like I'm already in a bit of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newcy Wolf View Post
    If that stat is correct, it means that for every two games you watch, you are spending a whole hour watching no football

    I could crack a cheap gag about that but it looks like I'm already in a bit of trouble.
    I will add one then!

    One hour less for the bennies having to wear a neck brace.

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    I've often wondered how West Bromwich Albion would fare under a Corbyn led government

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newcy Wolf View Post
    I've often wondered how West Bromwich Albion would fare under a Corbyn led government
    For starters, i reckon they would still claim victory, even after a defeat.

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    Edit: Sorry, I meant lol.
    Last edited by Newcy Wolf; 17-06-2017 at 08:00 PM. Reason: Middle aged and needing to act like a teen again.

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    Stopping'the'clock'would'be'good'but'40'min'each'w ay.
    An'extra'point'for'every'goal'above'4'woud'be'inte resting

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    I'd probably also add that no points for a goalless draw, sides would then have to come out and try and get something from the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolves71 View Post
    I'd probably also add that no points for a goalless draw, sides would then have to come out and try and get something from the game.
    Well, that would make sandwell a certainty for the drop.

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    Another new rule i'd like to see is only the captain being able to discuss issues with the referee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newcy Wolf View Post
    Well, that would make sandwell a certainty for the drop.
    I think knowing them, they would still stay up by the skin of their gums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolves71 View Post
    Another new rule i'd like to see is only the captain being able to discuss issues with the referee.
    Like in rugby? It seems to work.

    The fact that we feel the need to make such drastic changes to the game after nearly 150 years tells me there is something seriously wrong.
    Let's be honest, football is one of the simpler sports in theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newcy Wolf View Post
    Like in rugby? It seems to work.

    The fact that we feel the need to make such drastic changes to the game after nearly 150 years tells me there is something seriously wrong.
    Let's be honest, football is one of the simpler sports in theory.
    There's too much at stake nowadays, the media, cameras at all games and pundits discussing every detail. Changes that need bringing in need to improve the game and be about allowing the game to flow. Players need to start respecting the officials.

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    We are roughly the same age. Remember the likes of Clive Thomas? Referees didn't suffer the fools of today's game and he was a great example.
    Maybe they should be 'miked' like in rugby. People say this might subject the young ones to swearing but I think different, the modern day footballer is obsessed with his media profile-he wants to be idolised. It would be bad publicity to be seen and known as a foul mouthed thug.

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