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forza ivano
January 10, 2015, 10:57am

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Just  1 of those pie in the sky ideas.what would football be like if the offside rule was completely abolished?
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Goalhangers-r-us.

Midfield would cease to be of a great deal of use as both teams would leave 5 or 6 players up front all the time. You'd also have a player running around in front of the goalkeeper at all times acting as little more than a 'blocker'.
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Just  1 of those pie in the sky ideas.what would football be like if the offside rule was completely abolished?


There have been quite a few experiments with the rule over the years including a 35 yard line but I haven't heard of one in England where it was abolished altogether.

Here's one.

[url]http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2010/apr/13/the-question-why-is-offside-law-genius[/url]

If there was no offside it would certainly affect zone marking. If no-one could be left unmarked it ought to mean more space on the pitch as forwards could drag their markers all over the place and open up the play for the bloke with the ball. Beating one player could mean someone else is unmarked in front of goal.

It would be a different game altogether. Would it be better?




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It would be unruly chaos. Isn't that why it was introduced?


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It would take most of the skill out of attacking and would make it seriously difficult to defend.


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Hannah would score loads of goals.


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Hannah would score loads of goals.


Why would he? If there was no offside, there'd be no offside trap, so he'd have to alter his game, with defenders sitting deeper.  Maybe he would poach a few goals (but he'd need to get on the pitch first )




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Why would he? If there was no offside, there'd be no offside trap, so he'd have to alter his game, with defenders sitting deeper.  Maybe he would poach a few goals (but he'd need to get on the pitch first )



It was a joke, I forgot to put a smiley on.


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35 yard line would make it interesting, also easier for linesmen to keep up with play
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