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Offline old man villa fan

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #225 on: December 02, 2020, 10:08:10 PM »
I think people have lost sight of what the offside rule is for and why it was originally brought in.  It is to prevent the attacker gaining an advantage by being closer to the goal than the defender.  All this lining up various parts of the body to see which is further forward is absolute rubbish.

Watkins's hand was extended about 6" further than the fullback on the far side who also had his arm out.  What advantage was gained by that.  Watkins's feet were still behind the defender's, meaning that he had still to run past him.  Smith got it right when he said that he couldn't have put the ball in the net with the part of the body that was deemed to be offside.  The reason why Watkins got to the ball ahead of the defender was because he was quicker and got past him as the defender was initially trying to pull him back.  It wasn't because his arm was outstretched past the defender.

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #226 on: December 03, 2020, 07:13:17 AM »
It would appear that you are no longer allowed to use your arms when running; much like the handball rule, to avoid being offside your arms now need to be at your side or clenched behind your back.

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #227 on: December 03, 2020, 08:32:52 AM »
The handball rule has been changed. You can score with your upper arm, which effectively extends to the end of the sleeve of a short-sleeved shirt. Which is where they measured to.

It's bollocks in my view but that's what it is.

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #228 on: December 03, 2020, 08:39:14 AM »
I think the 'technical' definition is a line level with the bottom of a resting armpit. I still don't see why it needed moving from the point of the shoulder.

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #229 on: December 03, 2020, 08:50:29 AM »
I think the 'technical' definition is a line level with the bottom of a resting armpit. I still don't see why it needed moving from the point of the shoulder.
At a guess I'd say it's an attempt to clarify the handball rules. But once VAR got involved it's had completely the opposite effect. Obviously.

Online dcdavecollett

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #230 on: December 05, 2020, 08:55:07 PM »
These VAR tw*ts couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery, could they?

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Re: West Ham vs Aston Villa post match thread
« Reply #231 on: December 12, 2020, 02:44:06 PM »
Ahem I would just like to say I returned to pre match duties and we won.  You’re welcome.

 


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