A New Year's wishlist for soccer

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by truthandlife, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. truthandlife

    truthandlife Member

    Jul 28, 2003
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    A New Year's wishlist for soccer

    Nick Webster / Fox Soccer Channel http://msn.foxsports.com/soccer/story/5209212

    I've been thinking about this 'beautiful game' of ours and how it could be made even more beautiful.

    Let me first warn you though that the ideas I'm proposing are radical in as much as the rules of football have barely changed since they were first drawn up by the International Football Association Board in 1886.

    Changes in:

    Goal Size

    Substitutions

    Injuries

    Pitch

    Yellow Cards & Red Cards

    Length of the Match

    Free Kicks

    Video Replay
     
  2. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Why doesn't he just request a change of ball shape, rules and kits and call the game pointy ball?
     
  3. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Please, someone kill me.
     
  4. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I'm surprised he didn't suggest scrapping the offside rule.
     
  5. johno

    johno Member+

    Jul 15, 2003
    in the wind
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I am not a violent person, but if I ever saw this Nick Webster in real life I would kick him in the nuts.

    And then tell him I've suggested a rule change for Assault. The assaulted party had no rights whatsoever so long as he was a complete and total twat. Which obviously, this idiot is.
     
  6. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    And people wonder why Yanks get a bad rep...
     
  7. tpmazembe

    tpmazembe Member

    Jun 13, 2002
    The Midfield (S.Fla)
    I thought Nick Webster was British. Isn't he?

    Either way, bad ideas.

    If current rules were just rigourously applied - especially vis-a-vis all the "professional" fouls - it would open up the game and reward offensive enterprise (what he seems to be trying to encourage). The freekick wall distance is easily remedied, but refs don't want to sanction offenders for supposedly minor offenses.

    The limitless substitutions would kill the game IMO.
     
  8. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    I honestly don't know. :eek: :eek: :(
     
  9. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    I do like the video replay idea...I absolutely hate bad calls, even when they go in my favor.
     
  10. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Yes he is British..
     
  11. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
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    No, he must be English. Big difference.
     
  12. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Whatever his nationality, he is a cretin.

    All his ideas are either awful in principle or in the practical application he suggests.
     
  13. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    cretin: /kret´in/, /kree´tn/, n.

    Congenital loser; an obnoxious person; someone who can't do anything right. It has been observed that many American hackers tend to favor the British pronunciation /kret´in/ over standard American /kree´tn/; it is thought this may be due to the insidious phonetic influence of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
     

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