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    Default Definition of a kick

    Do any of our resident historians of the law know how long the definition of a kick has excluded striking the ball with the knee?
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    Default Re: Definition of a kick

    Quote Originally Posted by buff View Post
    Do any of our resident historians of the law know how long the definition of a kick has excluded striking the ball with the knee?
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    in 1959 the definition of a kick was
    A kick is made by propelling the ball with the foot or leg from the knee to the toe inclusive.

    By 1974 this was still the definition, but when a taking a penalty kick a note to the laws said a player was not allowed to bounce the ball on his knee.
    (I don't have any lawbooks between those two dates.)

    The 2000 re-write moved that prohibition to the definition of a kick.
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