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Football Rule Changes
« on: February 22, 2019, 08:17:03 AM »
I thought it might be useful if we had a thread dedicated to advising forum members as and when there were changes in rules to the game.

Hand Ball

A new wording on the handball rule is set to be brought in by football's lawmakers and it "will significantly reduce the grey areas" around the offence. (Times - subscription required)
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Re: Football Rule Changes
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2019, 08:26:29 AM »
Good idea for a thread, but do you have any more information regarding the rule change? Seems a little pointless to just say "handball will be changed" without saying how
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Re: Football Rule Changes
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2019, 08:43:48 AM »
Good idea for a thread, but do you have any more information regarding the rule change? Seems a little pointless to just say "handball will be changed" without saying how

The FA haven’t published it as yet, but it should do next week, as soon as they do, I’ll post it, unless someone beats me to it  :)
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Re: Football Rule Changes
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 09:19:39 AM »
The FA haven’t published it as yet, but it should do next week, as soon as they do, I’ll post it, unless someone beats me to it  :)

I mean, this link has what they will probably be discussing:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/11/01/exclusive-footballs-lawmakers-discuss-overhaul-handball-rules/
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Re: Football Rule Changes
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2019, 11:41:08 AM »
For me, they've made this too complicated. It's not complicated at all.

If the ref thinks a player has intentionally placed his hand in the way of a moving ball, and the ball strikes anywhere from the bicep down to the fingers, it's a foul.

The ref has one chance to see it, at pace. He has help from the assistant, but he makes a decision based on that.

Why they feel the need to expand the rule or make changes is beyond me.

One thing the FA should clamp down on is player power. They brought the rule in about players who wave an imaginary yellow card will themselves get a yellow card. That worked and very rarely happens now. They should stop players from raising their arms to influence offsides, and there should be zero tolerance of players arguing with officials. Arguing has nothing to do with the "passion of the game". Look at rugby. Players are pumped up, but how often do they argue with a ref over a decision? Almost never. Football is prima Donna sportsmen who think their opinions matter.

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Re: Football Rule Changes
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 07:59:32 AM »
I know this thread is about rule changes, but does anyone else think that the FA is at last beginning to enforce existing laws on and off the field?

To me there does appear to be a more hardline approach towards players and managers, but it might just be my perception.

Not sure where player / manager fines go, but if it is into the FA Coffers, it is a lucrative  revenue stream and since the sale of Wembley has fallen through they, the FA, are sure to be exploring every fiscal opportunity to increase income
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