You can't organise a football game if one team decides unilaterally to opt out of the off-side rule
I've been told he should have an agent, that he's a 'Messi in the making', that the fact he is two-footed and doesn't look at the ball when he dribbles is terribly advanced for his years, all by dads who know stuff and almost certainly haven't had the off-side rule
explained to them 42 times until their eyes glazed over and are still none the wiser.
I have explained the rules of the game but the off-side rule
is hard to get.
It shows you how messed up the off-side rule
is because if the referee doesn't know the rules what chance have we all got?
Some lessons on the off-side rule
in football are a must.
I watched the football match on Tuesday night, not because I'm a keen fan (and no, before you ask, I don't know how the off-side rule
works) but it was my way of showing support.
I hate the off-side rule
because so many officials get it wrong eg.
I know the off-side rule
, I could tell you the difference between a direct and an indirect free kick and I actually felt like crying when Aaron Ramsey scored the winning FA Cup goal for Arsenal, my boy's favourite team.
Before you know what you are doing, you will be thinking three-four moves in advance, plotting and planning passes and shuffling players around even as another player controls the ball - incidentally, the off-side rule
is implemented strictly so you cannot just plant one of your players a few feet from goal and bunt the ball to him.
There is no off-side rule
and the football has ball bearings inside so the players can hear it.
No official score is kept of the goals which a team scores, and there is no off-side rule
The was an impressive result from the team with defenders Marcus Elliot, George Marsden and George Walker stopping most attacks and playing the off-side rule
with great affect and Oliver Taylor, Joe Thomas, Oliver Binks and Jack Swallow causing problems all over the pitch with their attacking play - and not to mention Liam Atkinson, who made several good saves to keep a well deserved clean sheet.