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Proposed Football Rule Changes

mattitouk

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When I first saw this on social media yesterday, I thought it was another piece of "Fake News", but perhaps it's not. The main stream media (newspapers and Sky Sports News etc) seem to be following the story.

Have Fifa & Marco Van Basten completely lost the plot? or do you welcome these changes? (and if so, which ones?)

A quick run down of the changes proposed are:

1. Less games in a season or restricting players to 60 matches per season
2. Scrapping the Offside rule
3. Scrapping extra time in cup competitions and go straight to penalties
4. Replacing penalties with an 8 second run up & take on challenge"
5. Replacing a game of two halfs with 4 Quarters (american sport style)
6. Introducing a "sin bin" system with the introduction of a "Orange" Card
7. Only Captains allowed to speak with the referee
8. Having less cup competitions in domestic leagues
9. Increase the number of substitutes
10. Punish deliberate handballs less harshly
11. Introducing a Basketball foul system (6 fouls committed and they have to leave the field for the remainder of the game)
12. Scrapping the current time format (clock to stop when the ball is out of play, similar to Rugby, Baseball, Basketball, American Football etc)

Couple of links below:


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-4133072/Marco-van-Basten-offers-ideas-revolutionise-football.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/2646253/the-eight-bizarre-rules-fifa-are-looking-to-introduce-to-change-football-forever-including-removing-the-offside-rule/

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/marco-van-basten-fifa-plans-change-football-a7534186.html

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10734692/marco-van-bastens-plan-for-football-to-be-discussed-by-international-football-association-board
 
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