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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
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I have never had a problem with players being offside if they had the intention of running in behind to score a goal.
He was the goalscorer and absolutely at no point in the move was he offside.
If Monday night proved anything then no adjustment to the offside rule is flawless.
BOOKED 2 SENTOFF 0 ONTARGET 4 OFF TARGET 6 HIT W/WORK 1 CORNERS 6 OFFSIDE 0 FOULS 12 Anderson 38 Pawlett 50 REFEREE: William Collum HIBERNIAN 2 Stanton 14 Nelson 45 Hibernian: Williams, Forster, Nelson, Hanlon, Stevenson, Watmore, Taiwo (Heffernan 71), Craig, Harris (Haynes 61), Stanton, Collins (Zoubir 61).
I'm not saying it's the referee's fault but surely the linesman has to flag for offside even if he hasn't touched it as he has stepped over it so he has to be interfering with play.
The doubt then is if Drogba touches the ball and if he does then there are three or four offside.
and he said 'I never mentioned handball', so if it was given for offside, it should have stood.
Susannah Lee, a spokeswoman for the Royal Mint, said there were half a million of the offside coins in circulation and reaction to them had been "phenomenal".
I'm a football fan, I followed the Premier League since its inception and if I had 50 pence for every time someone had asked me to explain the offside rule I'd be a very rich man.
A FIFA task force, headed by Beckenbauer, is now coming up with suggestions to change the rule, but I don't think there's anything to discuss - I think the offside rule works perfectly and I don't know why people are constantly trying to change the beautiful game.
Franz Beckenbauer (pictured below), head of the Fifa Task Force Football 2014, believes there should be "a clear, rule" about when players are actively or passively offside.
Saha was offside when Seamus Coleman chipped the ball through, but it spun off Koscielny's boot as he attempted to clear, falling to the Frenchman who slotted a low effort past Wojciech Szczesny.