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1 Posted 24/06/2021 at 19:54:21
2 Posted 24/06/2021 at 20:02:34
How about changing the offside rule to any part of the body level with a defender is onside? Let's see some goals instead of VAR ruling out goals.
3 Posted 24/06/2021 at 20:02:58
The daftest rule in football, encouraging the "nick a goal and defend" merchants â€“ a grotesque affront to the beautiful game.
4 Posted 24/06/2021 at 20:17:45
Also, in the second leg, if the aggregate score after 90 minutes was level, then the away team only needs, in theory anyway, to score one in extra time knowing the home team would then need to score two.
Anyway, it's a stupid rule and about time it was scrapped!
5 Posted 24/06/2021 at 21:20:55
We never won a tie on away goals scored. It will be interesting to see what impact, if any, the change has on the dynamics of games played next season. I suspect we will see more ties settled on penalties. The TV companies will be delighted with that.
6 Posted 24/06/2021 at 21:54:11
7 Posted 24/06/2021 at 22:02:05
Yet another concession to perennial CL clubs.
"dissuades home teams - especially in first legs - from attacking, because they fear conceding a goal that would give their opponents a crucial advantage,"
Is that so?
Can't recollect Bayern Munich, Barca, Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester United "dissuaded" from attacking when the 1st leg was at home.
For clubs with an attack, but the manager prefers to play defensively due to the away goal rule? That isn't strategy. That's a weak manager and the club needs to fire him.
For the clubs with little attack? They're going to play defensively away goal rule or not.
As for this gem, "It is fair to say that home advantage is now no longer as significant as it once was."
Against the big boys? It never was. This rule change just made it easier for them.
8 Posted 27/06/2021 at 23:57:54
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