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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by Decorily View Post
    Knocking on the ball or knocking it back is irrelevant. Once the player plays the ball in any form. ... ie with hands, feet or otherwise then any teammate in front of that player is offside and is subject to being penalised if they play the ball!
    But the only way for B9 to play the ball is to go past B7 thereby putting himself onside.

    (As long as B7 has the sense not to run back past the ball!)
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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    But the only way for B9 to play the ball is to go past B7 thereby putting himself onside.

    (As long as B7 has the sense not to run back past the ball!)
    Of course B7 chased the ball. He probably has no idea B9 was there, and if he did he wouldn't care .. he wants to get to the ball before the oppo do

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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    But the only way for B9 to play the ball is to go past B7 thereby putting himself onside.

    (As long as B7 has the sense not to run back past the ball!)
    My post was in response to Zebra1922 who referred to the law in relation to offside after a knock on.
    Please see post # 2

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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    It’s interesting that the video examples refer to players being
    in front in an attacking scansion, I.e. from a kick ahead. I know there is no contrary information but I dont
    believe the law is meant to penalize defending players in this scenario. Expecting blue 9 to go beyond blue 7 prior to playing the ball is clearly ridiculous and you would look that way if you penalized blue 9.

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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra1922 View Post
    It’s interesting that the video examples refer to players being
    in front in an attacking scansion, I.e. from a kick ahead. I know there is no contrary information but I dont
    believe the law is meant to penalize defending players in this scenario. Expecting blue 9 to go beyond blue 7 prior to playing the ball is clearly ridiculous and you would look that way if you penalized blue 9.
    In this scenario, the only way B9 gets pinged for offside is if B7 overruns the ball, and B9 plays it. If B7 gets there first, I would expect that B7 would be the one playing it, and it would be play on!

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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    To me this all seems to be a misinterpretation of Law 10.1. Yes blue 7 has played the ball and blue 9 was in front of him, but the law is clearly aimed a blue going forward not backward. It makes no sense to make the entirety of blue team offside (assuming they were all chasing back like blue 7) under this law.

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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    Is there really any difference whether a team is offside going forward or going backwards!
    The principle is the same either way!

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    Default Re: Offside oddity

    There does seem to be in law - a player is liable to be penalised if they are going forward towards the ball

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