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Football: Draws Should Be Scrapped  
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

According to FIFA President Sepp Blatter. I've said it before, and no doubt I'll say it again. What a twat.  Insane

http://football.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/story/0,1273,-4026529,00.html

[Edited 2004-04-27 17:06:55]


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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12801 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
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Hmm, tend to agree with you banco.

A quote from the article - "As long as I live...." Someone should splatter Blatter  Smile

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 Big grin (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.



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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Blatter is in the same class of dumbness as Max Mosley & Bernie Ecclestone.

Why do the best sports have to be controlled by the biggest morons ?


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Great, you Europeans can make soccer even longer and boring for us Americans. No wonder soccer is a big stinker here in the states.


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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1062 times:

Banco,

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  Big grin ). 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.


PS. Hope you stay up.


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

"Great, you Europeans can make soccer even longer and boring for us Americans. No wonder soccer is a big stinker here in the states."

-This coming from some kid who watches baseball, where the games are 2 and a half to 3 hours, plus extra inning if needed, where in soccer they are a dictated to be at 90 minutes.



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1050 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!

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Come to American football, where a tie as the final score happens, oh, maybe once every 5 years or so, and then you all will be happy  Smile

Greg



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User currently offlineSASlover From Denmark, joined Mar 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

What is he trying to do what about if a team needs 1 point to stay in the Premier league or something and they lose on penalty shoot-out


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User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

American Football and Baseball...are these those strange "sports" that break the commercials from time to time?

User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1023 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


User currently offlineFLYtoEGCC From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 947 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1019 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.

Banco - who do you support?



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7414 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
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Banco is another City fan (unfortunately  Big grin); just think of the kind donation to City by Utd this season, showing them to being very magmanimous to their neighbours in their hour (season?) of need.

I see Banco and Racko are both fence-sitting - you must learn to say what you mean  Big grin

David


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1008 times:
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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?



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days ago) and read 1001 times:

"Football" or Soccer as we call it here in the US, should be scrapped all together.  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 984 times:

Just like you then Usairwys757?  Big grin


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