View Full Version : 10 yard Dissent Rule Scrapped

N Herts Eagle
30-06-2005, 05:08 PM

From the BBC website.....one rule change I agreed with.....and they scrap it....

30-06-2005, 05:12 PM
never used anyway!

30-06-2005, 05:17 PM
It was rarely used because it was there. It should have been kept.

30-06-2005, 05:17 PM
Thing is everytime it is used it is harder for the taker to score as they are nearer and some dont like it!

30-06-2005, 05:29 PM
From the website: "He added: The problem, as I understand it, is the countries who do not have any familiarity with the concept couldn't get their heads around the process."

Yeah, truly complicated thinking...!

30-06-2005, 05:33 PM
This is a great rule in rugby where territory is the name of the game.

I've frequently been marched back 50-60 yards

30-06-2005, 05:34 PM
Now for the offside rule changes, or is that one really to hard for the powers that be to understand?

30-06-2005, 05:34 PM
The problem was that they screwed up the introduction of it. It could have been a valuable tool. They moved a player back 10 yards after a booking only, whereas it should have been used to punish any kind of dissent. Picture a ManU game where 4 or 5 of their players are harassing the ref. If he starts moving the ball forward 10 yards as punishment, they will soon stop. It works very well in other sports including Gaelic games and Rugby.

30-06-2005, 05:38 PM
It doesn't have to be 10 yards.

The non-offending team can decline the penalty (like in American Football)