Completely agree with you .Arrywithnobrain wrote: ↑30 Oct 2017, 22:43Oh Merse: Are you suggesting that football will introduce these changes of its own volition or did you forget to insert a negative at the appropriate juncture? Surely not the latter, for we all know that you are infallible and do not make mistakes!merse btpir wrote: ↑30 Oct 2017, 18:00Football is a simple game; it does not need knobs trying to make it a less simple one.
The beauty of the beautiful game is that the laws apply equally to a scratch game played on dirt in Africa by bare footed players as they do to the World Cup Final played on the most sumptuous of turf in a large stadium.
If you want clocks that stop, sirens that sound and endless breaks to watch a replay on a TV monitor then leave football alone!
Football is certainly a simple game and would be even simpler if knobs had not introduced goal posts ... crossbars ... referees who did not only make decisions when requested ( your ego would have struggled in those days wouldn't it Merse - having to actually wait for someone to ask for your opinion ) ... floodlights ... goal-line technology ... Sorry you were only talking about the laws of the game weren't you. Of course that scratch game in Africa adheres to the same laws as the World Cup Final: presumably your old mates Pele and Bobby Charlton were there watching it with you - which version of fantasy football do you consider to be the beautiful game? I suspect that those bare footed players are not overly concerned about the intricacies of the offside law or making sure that they have retreated the requisite distance for a free kick awarded by a zealous official and it is unlikely that they will be affected by any other laws introduced to improve the game at its highest levels. You are fully aware that In terms of laws and needs there is no correlation between football played at a professional level and the amateur kickabout that you cite so please do not make such ingenuous assertions.
Not only that but well done for actually daring to have an opinion that may differ from another individual.
Merse , it looks like you stuck your fingers in your ears and screamed , just because you don't want to talk about it.
Come on , it's just diffent opinions...... we are all on the same side aren't we ???????