old football rules that were deleted that should be brought back for LOLs

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sister thread for American Football: old rules that were deleted that should be brought back for LOLs

I get fascinated thinking of how different the game would be had some of these not changed.

I'm not adding "VAR doesn't exist" cos you'd all vote for it

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Penalty kicks referred to as "kick of death" 3
Other 1
No referees, captains keep order 1
Kicking an opponent is legal 1
You're offside if you're level with second last defender, not beyond 1
Silver goal is back! 1
Golden goal is back! 1
If the opposing team gets a free kick and you yell at the ref, it gets moved forward 10 meters 0
No substitutes allowed, if your player gets injured, you play down a man 0
You aren't allowed to pass the ball forwards, just sideways and backward 0
No red and yellow cards, just warning and hand-signals and lots of confusion 0
goalies can use their hands on the ball wherever they are on the pitch 0
Back-passing allowed, enjoy time-wasting 0


stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 October 2022 21:58 (one month ago) link

Silver goal is the only one of these that makes the remotest sense now

imago, Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:02 (one month ago) link

The moving the free kick one is the one yer da likes

imago, Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:02 (one month ago) link

silver goal is one i support cos I root for a US team that blows leads even in extra time

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:06 (one month ago) link

Obviously no refs is the funniest

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:17 (one month ago) link

Neymar wouldn't know what to do, playing in front of no audience

stank viola (Neanderthal), Sunday, 16 October 2022 22:18 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 23 October 2022 00:01 (one month ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 24 October 2022 00:01 (one month ago) link


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