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Benteke qualities

Really excited to see what benteke brings this season when we hopefully get a fully fit sturridge back

Every time we played against villa, he bullied our defenders and you could see last night just what a handful he is.

People saying he is just a target man are idiots as this guy has so much more to his game. He has pace, strength, a clever touch and most importantly, a desire to get into a goal scoring position!

When Drogba joined Chelsea, he brought exactly that to their attack. Hes not yet at the level Drogba was, but he has everything in his game to get there.

posted on 18/8/15

Say a forward gets injured in the box, he goes down, the ball is hoofed clear, but comes straight back in and a goal is scored.

Would that be disallowed under this "box" idea because the injured striker is offside, even if he is laying down at the time?

posted on 18/8/15

comment by Be A Grizzly (U2206)
posted 8 minutes ago
Say a forward gets injured in the box, he goes down, the ball is hoofed clear, but comes straight back in and a goal is scored.

Would that be disallowed under this "box" idea because the injured striker is offside, even if he is laying down at the time?

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Could easily add the caveat that a player who is injured is considered out of play. Plus you could argue the ref should stop play is someone is injured in the box - potentially dangerous / interrupts play.

But even if the answer is yes, like I said an unfair rule that can be applied easily is surely better - it is the same for everyone then and none of this "it evens out" bllocks.

And Kaiser's, for me there are too many things for the linesmen to be thinking about. Under my suggestion all he has to do is go "are any of the Liverpool players beyond the last man and inside the box?" I think most would see Coutinho clearly is and so put their flags up regardless of whether he goes for the ball or not. Would be unfortunate for Benteke but players would just need to learn to be better at staying onside

posted on 18/8/15

Would that be disallowed under this "box" idea because the injured striker is offside, even if he is laying down at the time?

it would be an unfortunate consequence, but how often would that be the case where either the ref hasnt stopped play or someone hasnt kicked the ball out for a player being down?

posted on 18/8/15

i give it 5 years and it will all be reviewed by video analytics via sensors and algorithms and be near flawless

posted on 18/8/15

The powers that be desperately need to stop complicating the game for the officials and embrace the technology of the 21 st century just as other global sports have done, to the betterment of the sport.

We got lucky last night. A welcome change, but if I was a Bournemouth fan I would be livid.

I like the way we appear to be more solid defensively and I'm delighted that this season we seem to have a player up front in Benteke, who can offer so much more with or without Sturridge.

However, I am not confident for our trip to 'the big smoke' next Monday.

posted on 18/8/15

comment by Be A Grizzly (U2206)
posted 2 hours, 16 minutes ago
Say a forward gets injured in the box, he goes down, the ball is hoofed clear, but comes straight back in and a goal is scored.

Would that be disallowed under this "box" idea because the injured striker is offside, even if he is laying down at the time?

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For me yes, if I defender is down injured he is still playing people onside, so it should work both ways imo

posted on 18/8/15

i think any player in an offside position is interfering with play

keepers are aware of them, defenders look over their shoulder to keep an eye if theyre still off, etc.

i'd favour 2 states, on and off. no ambiguity

posted on 18/8/15

comment by The Kaiser's Trainers (U5676)
posted 38 minutes ago
i think any player in an offside position is interfering with play

keepers are aware of them, defenders look over their shoulder to keep an eye if theyre still off, etc.

i'd favour 2 states, on and off. no ambiguity
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I agree, if your not interfering with play, then why are you on the pitch?

posted on 18/8/15

It would be hard to take if a player who is around the left corner flag but offside, is adjudged to be interfering in play when the goal has been manufactured on the right and scored a good 30-40 yards from his position.
I think it's idiotic the way the authorities go about some of these rules. Changing the wording won't help when there is no clear direction on interpretation. Judging whether a player is interfering in play should be an easy decision made on the spot IMO but for some reason the officials keep messing up. I don't mean to make it sound so simple but I can't see why a linesman should have problems make that call correctly.

posted on 25/8/15

perfect example of this idiotic rule last night.

countinho was a good 10 yards onside, with Can walking the other way as he was in an offiside position. because he was near the ball, they gave offside.
officials dont even understand it themselves

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