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What to do with Football?

  • 08-08-2018 1:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan


    As a spectacle it haseems could very hard to watch. Endless handpassing is turning people off in their droves. We really need to limit the handpasses to four..


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,351 ✭✭✭ threeball


    thesultan wrote: »
    As a spectacle it haseems could very hard to watch. Endless handpassing is turning people off in their droves. We really need to limit the handpasses to four..

    There's nearly more threads than handpasses at this stage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,304 ✭✭✭✭ Fr Tod Umptious


    threeball wrote: »
    There's nearly more threads than handpasses at this stage.


    Yea really need to limit the handpass threads.

    Limiting hanpasses is stupid for at least 2 reasons.

    1. If during a play the next obvious move to score a goal is a handpass what happens if you have already reached the limit and cannot handpass it.

    2. Refs already have too much to do, making them keep a count of handpasses just gives them more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,777 ✭✭✭ CalamariFritti


    Just abolish this stupid game and play proper football instead. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,525 ✭✭✭✭ salmocab


    Yea really need to limit the handpass threads.

    Limiting hanpasses is stupid for at least 2 reasons.

    1. If during a play the next obvious move to score a goal is a handpass what happens if you have already reached the limit and cannot handpass it.

    2. Refs already have too much to do, making them keep a count of handpasses just gives them more.

    Refs already can’t count steps.
    It would encourage blanket defenses I would think teams would sit back and allow the hand passes knowing they had a better chance to close down the kicked pass.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan


    threeball wrote: »
    There's nearly more threads than handpasses at this stage.


    Yea really need to limit the handpass threads.

    Limiting hanpasses is stupid for at least 2 reasons.

    1. If during a play the next obvious move to score a goal is a handpass what happens if you have already reached the limit and cannot handpass it.

    2. Refs already have too much to do, making them keep a count of handpasses just gives them more.
    But surely the endless handpassing is awful to watch?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ jimbob_t1


    Coach forwards?!? Everyone and their uncle now has a defensive coach. Instead of playing with a sweepers push up and play with 7 forwards. The old style of the 3-3-2-3-3 is completely dead whether people realise it or not and it will always be easier to coach defensively which is why it's done. But if the proper coaching is done to forwards then it shouldn't cause the game to suffer. It's come from watching other sports but it's not making the game better to watch. Just answer me one question. Would you prefer your team to lose a classic shoot out by 1 point or win a dour defensive war of attrition by 2?


  • Registered Users Posts: 998 Kingdom


    thesultan wrote: »
    But surely the endless handpassing is awful to watch?

    They are being unfair on your question.

    Football is atrocious to watch. A small change can make a huge difference. The mark is slowly coming back into the game, and the crowd get a good buzz when one is made.

    If it was me there are certain things that I would do:

    1) At Inter-county level, I would introduce a 2nd referee, and have one inside each half.

    2) Limit handpasses to 4, the same as the number of steps. The argument that refs can't currently count steps is a stupid one. Refs give latitude when a player is being fouled who then takes an extra step to try and let the game flow.

    3) The ball must clear the 20m line

    4) Once the ball travels out past the 45m line, it cannot go back inside.

    5) Teams must keep 2 players inside the opponents 45m defensive line at all times. failure to do that results in an attacking free from the 45m line.

    6) Stop any form of scoring from the hand, whether it's a goal or a point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ Crash Bang Wall


    Kingdom wrote: »
    They are being unfair on your question.

    Football is atrocious to watch. A small change can make a huge difference. The mark is slowly coming back into the game, and the crowd get a good buzz when one is made.

    If it was me there are certain things that I would do:

    1) At Inter-county level, I would introduce a 2nd referee, and have one inside each half.

    2) Limit handpasses to 4, the same as the number of steps. The argument that refs can't currently count steps is a stupid one. Refs give latitude when a player is being fouled who then takes an extra step to try and let the game flow.

    3) The ball must clear the 20m line

    4) Once the ball travels out past the 45m line, it cannot go back inside.

    5) Teams must keep 2 players inside the opponents 45m defensive line at all times. failure to do that results in an attacking free from the 45m line.

    6) Stop any form of scoring from the hand, whether it's a goal or a point.

    If you upped the 5th point to 4 players, then it may solve more, and be more beneficial than 6 rule changes


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭ shockframe


    Enjoy it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan


    One thing I'd like to see. Any free or sideline the ball should be dropped down there. If not move it forward centrally 20 metres


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,665 ✭✭✭ Fann Linn


    Just get rid of Tyrone😆


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 796 ✭✭✭ Sycamore Tree


    Kingdom wrote: »
    thesultan wrote: »
    But surely the endless handpassing is awful to watch?

    They are being unfair on your question.

    Football is atrocious to watch. A small change can make a huge difference. The mark is slowly coming back into the game, and the crowd get a good buzz when one is made.

    If it was me there are certain things that I would do:

    1) At Inter-county level, I would introduce a 2nd referee, and have one inside each half.

    2) Limit handpasses to 4, the same as the number of steps. The argument that refs can't currently count steps is a stupid one. Refs give latitude when a player is being fouled who then takes an extra step to try and let the game flow.

    3) The ball must clear the 20m line

    4) Once the ball travels out past the 45m line, it cannot go back inside.

    5) Teams must keep 2 players inside the opponents 45m defensive line at all times. failure to do that results in an attacking free from the 45m line.

    6) Stop any form of scoring from the hand, whether it's a goal or a point.

    Some good ideas here. Something definitely needs to be done.


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