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KJ says time outs would help coaches.

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Essex Wolf, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Essex Wolf

    Essex Wolf Just doesn't shut up

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    Time outs

    He could be spot on but it would ruin the game for me so hope to God it never ever takes place.
     
  2. @Nat_WWFC88

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    I don't know - it's a tough subject regarding rule changes. I'm on the side of the fence that i do believe football is fundamentally flawed and does need to change.

    Not specific to the linked article, but...

    You have many thousands of people turning up all over the country on match day, huge amounts of resources and time, for some $$$$$$ dressed in black to make a crap decision and annoy one team or another.

    I think football, currently, does need to look at its rules. A simple system, perhaps, where a team has three challenges per match and 30 seconds to make a decision as to whether they're challenging a referee call or not.

    I don't want to overhaul it and Americanize the real 'Football' - Cheerleaders would be a distinct advantage, however.

    I don't specifically like the idea of timeouts. Unless they take place during an injury or something.
     
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    That comment should go in the 'Kenny's moments of madness/stupidity' box alongside signing Leon Clarke. Thankfully theres not much else in the box :D
     
  4. BB

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    Sky would love it. Another chance for advertising breaks.
     
  5. Ewok vs Wolf

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    Yeah you're right, they think they run football as it is.
     
  6. Essex Wolf

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    Nat, I agree football needs to take a look at the rules but the thought of time outs appals me. There's already enough stoppages during a game as it is.

    Throw ins, free kicks, injuries, player spats and other disputes during a game all lose playing time. Whilst time outs might not actually lose time from the clock they will non the less be yet another stoppage and a game that overall, with H/T, usually takes approx. best part of 2hrs could see games lasting longer and longer.

    I enjoy American football but having been to a game once it took over 3hrs to complete 60 minutes play. The game was tinged with excitement and boredom.
     
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    No it's just the way it goes, goal line Tech is spot on but the rest is all 50/50 & let the Ref decide.

    The only changes I'd like to see are

    *Retrospective punishment for diving/cheating/anything - none of this if the Refs seen/reported it .

    *Away goal scrapped full stop, especially the extra time one you don't finish the 1st leg then get another 30 to get another away goal like in the 2nd leg.

    *4th & 5th sub during extra time, would make that 30 mins better & stop the need for so many penalty shootouts hopefully.
     
  8. @Nat_WWFC88

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    Yes, i agree. Time outs don't really do it for me.

    I'm not buying into the argument that decisions 'even themselves out' over the course of the season - that's just a cliche and we cannot rely on what is, essentially, human error (one ref) to make such huge calls in games.

    I like the three challenges a game. 30 seconds a challenge, video screen for the fans to get involved, once you've reviewed your three, that's it. That would add no more than 10 minutes to a match.

    I once read an interesting stat actually. Something like during a game of football, the ball was actually only 'in play' for 60 minutes (ish) on average.
     
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    Maybe we can extend the idea to the terracing thus allowing supporters to retire to the bar on the occasion when the fayre being served up on the footballing field contravenes the trades description act. :smile:
     
  10. Space Wolf

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    Would this be like the flag system in the NFL? I'm not a fan so don't know how that works. What happens if we're on the counter attack and then suddenly the opposition decide to challenge a call? Would the game stop immediately?

    With cricket and tennis there are natural breaks in play. With football it'd be a bit "messy" IMO to stop a game.
     
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    It may only take 30 seconds to decide to challenge the ref's call but then you have to add the time for the video footage to be reviewed which, if cricket and rugby is anything to go by, could take quite a few minutes each time. I'm sure the three challenges per side would nearly always be used so it could easily add a further 15-20 minutes to a game. Presumably a further challenge per side would have to be included for games going to extra time. If a team hadn't used up its quota on genuinely controversial decisions you might get a disproportionate number of challenges in the last 10 minutes. So it's not for me.

    And I don't want time outs either.
     
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    Like Mr Wolf I would get rid of away goals, I'd also consider getting rid of FA Cup replays and have it decided on one day.
     
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    Football in terms of the laws is great, don't change what doesn't need fixing.
     

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