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    Default Re: Jumping or Diving Clarification required

    Quote Originally Posted by KoolFork View Post
    Everyone seems to be fairly blase about the tackling a player off his feet law. Surely a clarification that tackling a player off his feet in an attempt to ground the ball (or whatever) would help? I imagine many referees would penalise the tackler if they took out a player in the air.
    When you run both feet are off the ground most of the time. Does that mean you can't be tackled while running?

    A little common sense is needed.

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    I'm not talking about running in open play (both feet off the ground at some point is more or less the definition of running), but the specific instance when 'leaping' to score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoolFork View Post
    I'm not talking about running in open play (both feet off the ground at some point is more or less the definition of running), but the specific instance when 'leaping' to score.
    Why do you think diving to score is sufficiently dangerous to need banning?
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    I don't. The clarification I would like to see is that it is OK to tackle a player who is diving to score, ie a specific instance where tackling a player in the air is permitted.

    Or some other way of achieving the same end, eg by clarifying that a player in the air is one jumping to catch a ball.

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    Many people have pointed out that running involves having both feet off the ground at times. The problem is defining the circumstances when the action should be penalised without leaving it too vague eg "when it is dangerous", or having to list too many specific situations, such as jumping to avoid a tackle.
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    Default Re: Jumping or Diving Clarification required

    Perhaps the difference is
    .. a player who leaps into the air to gain possession of a ball
    (Cannot be tackled)
    .. a player, in possession of the ball, who leaps into the air with it
    (Can be tackled)

    Does that work, or normally work as a good rule of thunb

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    Default Re: Jumping or Diving Clarification required

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Perhaps the difference is
    .. a player who leaps into the air to gain possession of a ball
    (Cannot be tackled)
    .. a player, in possession of the ball, who leaps into the air with it
    (Can be tackled)

    Does that work, or normally work as a good rule of thunb
    Would that lead to people leaping in the air to receive a pass (gain possession of the ball), in order to draw a penalty or avoid being tackled?

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    Default Re: Jumping or Diving Clarification required

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Would that lead to people leaping in the air to receive a pass (gain possession of the ball), in order to draw a penalty or avoid being tackled?
    Yes, I have wondered sometimes if this is already happening

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    Default Re: Jumping or Diving Clarification required

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Yes, I have wondered sometimes if this is already happening
    I have only ever seen it penalised once, I think it was an England match a year or so ago?

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    Default Re: Jumping or Diving Clarification required

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    I have only ever seen it penalised once, I think it was an England match a year or so ago?
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