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Started by Liep, March 11, 2009, 02:57:29 PM

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Gups

I'm a big sports fan and don't agree that means you have to be conservative. I've wanted a sin bin for ages and I think that it would be as big a step forward as the change to 3 points for a win in the early 80s.

Barrister

I was actually surprised to learn that yellow and red cards are a relatively recent addition to the game anyways - only dating back to 1970.
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Josephus

Quote from: Barrister on February 09, 2024, 05:27:16 PMI was actually surprised to learn that yellow and red cards are a relatively recent addition to the game anyways - only dating back to 1970.

REally? i actually did not know that.
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Gups

It was the same system, just no cards.

Threviel

Before the card systems there were players that didn't even know that they had been warned, most famously some English player in the, IIRC, semi-finals in '66. He found out years after the fact.

Back then they also didn't have any subs, so injured players just placed themselves where they would be most in the way for the competitors.

Josquius

Quote from: Threviel on February 12, 2024, 02:52:20 AMBefore the card systems there were players that didn't even know that they had been warned, most famously some English player in the, IIRC, semi-finals in '66. He found out years after the fact.


That does make sense. First impression was it was something for tv. Like the black and white ball story.
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Grey Fox

I am still of the opinion that a 2nd and 3rd referee on the pitch would be a better solution than this blue card thing.
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Josquius

Quote from: Grey Fox on February 12, 2024, 09:07:49 AMI am still of the opinion that a 2nd and 3rd referee on the pitch would be a better solution than this blue card thing.

Its already common enough refs get in the way of play though.

I think the blue card idea sounds definitely worth a try.
Though we should also be making more use of VAR- less ref calls them for big decisions and they take 5 minutes deliberating, and more ref watching through the video feed makes calls the ref may have missed.
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Grey Fox

Aren't they in the play because they have to run around close to the ball?
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Jacob

FunkMunk has truly internalized the spirit of soccer. Sure, you want your team to win - but much more importantly, you want the team you hate to not win.

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