Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13246 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1152 times:
Hmm, tend to agree with you banco.
A quote from the article - "As long as I live...." Someone should splatter Blatter
Have to disagree with the principle for league games. A battling draw against stronger opposition is often as good as a win as far as the fans are concerned. We've all seen games where a team has come back from a big deficit to grab a draw - it would be a travesty to lose that in a shoot out. The best example I've actually watched was a few years ago (OK, a lot of years ago), QPR were losing 1-4 to Newcastle at half-time. Final score was 5-5 and we all felt like we'd won the bloody FA Cup (OK, bring it on, I know - How would we know what it feels like to win the FA Cup?)
At the moment you have a situation with 3 points for a win, where teams are still prepared to go for a win towards the end of a game. If penalties came in, I'm sure the attitude would become one of "we'll hold on for the last 15, and take our chances in the shoot-out"
Don't like it.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1124 times:
You will be saying it again, he's going to be there until 2007.
A draw has been okay for the last hundred years or so, so why change it? After all everybody is happy with it (besides those light blues wouldn't get any points otherwise ). No, the man and his organisation is the worst thing happening in football and his tinkering doesn't do us much good. There's a lot to be said for a new organisation to run the game. Maybe soon.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
Scbriml - what about the time when QPR were 0-4 down at Port Vale at half time, were 1-4 down in the 83rd minute and came back to draw 4-4 in injury time. Would've been funny if it went to pens and Vale won!
Roberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
Scrapping draws!?!?! I think thats one of the stupidest things i've ever heard.
if they want to scrap something they should f***ing well scap the away goal rule, i just dont understand that rule. If its a draw its a draw, no-body wins!!!
Also instead of penalties a new system should be developed.
2 players start on the centre spot. They have to run to the goal and attempt to score. Two defenders and the keeper have to kick the ball into touch behind the goal or into the other half to stop the attackers scoring. best of 5, every outfeild player defends and attacks once.
also they should scrap extra time on two legged fixtures
FLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1081 times:
Don't see what's wrong with having draws, personally. Sounds like Blatter, being the pillock we know he is, trying to change a formula that has worked for over a hundred years for no good reason. Looking at the Premiership table, City could have been a lot worse off if we'd not got all those points from draws that we have got.
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
The man should be awarded the Jackass-of-the-week award, he deserves it. Win, lose or draw has always been the way and should remain so. It makes perfect sense, you win you get 3 points, you draw and you get 1 point, you lose and you get nothing, sounds fair to me. Introducing penalties will only add more time to matches and it's hardly the most skillful way of settling a match is it?