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Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destroy f... - 25/5/2012 5:23:07 PM   
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/25/sepp-blatter-penalty-shoot-outs?newsfeed=true


















PS. Cech looks at least 3 ft off his line there...

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 5:27:44 PM   
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Penalty shoot outs are one of the very best things about football.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 5:37:50 PM   
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Blatter is an idiot who doesn't actually seem to understand why people like football.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 5:57:20 PM   
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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 9:24:56 PM   
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Funny how this comes out after an English team win at penalties

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 9:49:38 PM   
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as far as im concerned he's right on this one,penelty shoot outs are a terrible way of choosing a winner though picking another option is difficult personally id keep playing till someone scores.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 10:05:39 PM   
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as far as im concerned he's right on this one,penelty shoot outs are a terrible way of choosing a winner though picking another option is difficult personally id keep playing till someone scores.

That wouldn't really work in tournament football though as you could (as unlikely as it may be) end up with games going on for 3 hrs, injuries much more likely and if they then have to play again in two/three days, what kind of spectacle is that going to be...much like golden goal didn't work as teams would rarely take the risk of trying to attack as one mistake and it's all over.

Penalties is what it is, everyone should just get on with...absolutely nothing to do with last Sat, of course

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 10:11:16 PM   
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Nothing that the TV companies disagree with will be done.

I like the play till someone scores notion.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 25/5/2012 10:22:14 PM   
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as far as im concerned he's right on this one,penelty shoot outs are a terrible way of choosing a winner though picking another option is difficult personally id keep playing till someone scores.


I don't see why. They're essentially the ultimate test of a footballers nerve, concentration and skill. They're also unbelievable drama. Even if you're a complete neutral you can't help but be captivated by a penalty shootout.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 1:29:25 AM   
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/25/sepp-blatter-penalty-shoot-outs?newsfeed=true


Is it petulant of me to say he's suddenly decided he feels this way now because Chelsea won the European cup last weekend via a penalty shoot-out?

We all know he doesn't like the English, it's about time we just faced up to that.



















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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 9:11:58 AM   
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/25/sepp-blatter-penalty-shoot-outs?newsfeed=true


Is it petulant of me to say he's suddenly decided he feels this way now because Chelsea won the European cup last weekend via a penalty shoot-out?

We all know he doesn't like the English, it's about time we just faced up to that.





I agree. But you'll be surprised by the amount of people who think Sepp Blubber and his cronies are actually doing football a whole world of good!!




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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 10:27:37 AM   
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I reckon Blatter would have probably of come out with this at some point anyway. They love changing the rules every so often, even if it's not needed.

I love penalties, they're incredibly dramatic. When you're a neutral it ramps up a match, when your team is involved it's the most tense way to win. The only improvement I could see is an ice hockey style run up with the ball from the half way line. Other than that, leave it how it is.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 11:34:11 AM   
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Penalties are perfect, 120 minutes should be enough to get a result. The only alternative I can see is running with the ball from the halfway line and tryng to score, will make it a bit more interesting as the keeper can come steaming out.

Carrying on playing will cause injuries and knacker teams out

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 3:10:16 PM   
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Hate penalties.

I'd take a leaf out of Ice Hockey's book here. During extra time just remove a couple of players from each team every 5 minutes until someone scores.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 3:25:36 PM   
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Hate penalties.

I'd take a leaf out of Ice Hockey's book here. During extra time just remove a couple of players from each team every 5 minutes until someone scores.


I've seen that mentioned before, and I can't imagine anything more ridiculous. It could end up looking like a schoolyard game, except on a fullsize pitch with half a dozen exhausted players attempting to run the ball into each others net. It would be pitiful.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 3:31:59 PM   
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Penalties are dramatic and get audiences. Broadcasters wouldn't want it changed.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 4:05:09 PM   
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Try to imagine football without Stuart Pearce walloping one past Spain in Euro '96.

Now try and imagine football without John Terry falling on his arse in Moscow against Man Utd.

That is why penalty shootouts are the greatest things ever invented in football. Fact.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 6:11:07 PM   
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I think it is useful to find an alternative to penalties.

One of the problems with international football in particular is the declining number of goals per tournament, a consistent trend since the 1940s. Athleticism has meant that fit players even without skill can close down even the best teams effectively, thus it becomes tempting for even slightly weaker sides to play defensively and re-actively. Their emphasis is on getting men behind the ball effectively and breaking only when attacked. When two such teams come together the result is barely watchable (think the Chelsea-Liverpool CL ties in 2005 and 2007 - didn't Jorge Valdano describe it as 'shit on a stick'?).

Euro 2008 was an exception; free-flowing attacking football from Holland, Spain, Germany, Turkey and Russia. What is it now - 10 CL finals decided on penalties? It doesn't really separate the best from the rest, and rewards reactive football with an opportunity to win by not really playing football.

Is there a solution? I think so. At extra time two players per team should be removed - perhaps one each per half. This would open up space on the pitch rewarding the more creative players. Others have suggested that every ten minutes a player each should be removed. If you open up space on the pitch you reward the more proactive team - it might discourage teams from parking the bus and playing for penalties. It is rare that matches going into extra time in major tournaments produce much footballing drama (WC Final 1994, 2006, 2010, CL finals 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012), though there are exceptions. Boring matches after 90 minutes need to be opened up and taking off players might be the way to do it. Of course after 30 or 40 minutes of extra time, if the match isn't settled, penalties can remain.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 6:21:54 PM   
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Is there a solution? I think so. At extra time two players per team should be removed - perhaps one each per half. This would open up space on the pitch rewarding the more creative players.


Or, alternatively, it rewards the more athletic players.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 7:03:14 PM   
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Is there a solution? I think so. At extra time two players per team should be removed - perhaps one each per half. This would open up space on the pitch rewarding the more creative players.


Or, alternatively, it rewards the more athletic players.



Defensive sides are usually more tired than attacking teams, hence the players who have said that to play against Barcelona and Spain you need an extra pair of lungs.

It's no doubt that playing with fewer places is a better reflection of how good a team is at football than penalty kicks. And you can still have penalties if there is no winner.


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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 8:51:33 PM   
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Oh dear, only in England could we paranoid enough to think that Blatter wanting to scrap penalties is yet another attempt to squash the power of English football.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 9:36:42 PM   
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Oh dear, only in England could we paranoid enough to think that Blatter wanting to scrap penalties is yet another attempt to squash the power of English football.


Forgive me, but I'm not convinced you're English.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 26/5/2012 10:00:12 PM   
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It is rare that matches going into extra time in major tournaments produce much footballing drama (WC Final 1994, 2006, 2010, CL finals 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012), though there are exceptions.



I would say those were all dramatic matches well worth sticking through extra time for. And that's not counting the semi or quarter finals that have been great over 120 minutes.


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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 27/5/2012 12:30:48 AM   
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I think it is useful to find an alternative to penalties.

Is there a solution? I think so. At extra time two players per team should be removed - perhaps one each per half.


I don't think this is an original idea, taking players off has been mooted for some time, but I'd actually like to see it tried.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 27/5/2012 10:18:50 AM   
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Oh dear, only in England could we paranoid enough to think that Blatter wanting to scrap penalties is yet another attempt to squash the power of English football.


Forgive me, but I'm not convinced you're English.


I'm English, I just don't share this view that UEFA and FIFA are out to destroy us. Besides, if Blatter wanted to hinder England at internation level, he'd want to keep them.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 27/5/2012 10:23:51 AM   
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Oh dear, only in England could we paranoid enough to think that Blatter wanting to scrap penalties is yet another attempt to squash the power of English football.


Forgive me, but I'm not convinced you're English.


I'm English, I just don't share this view that UEFA and FIFA are out to destroy us. Besides, if Blatter wanted to hinder England at internation level, he'd want to keep them.


To be fair, I don't either. I think Jack Warner had a genuine ax to grind, but Sepp and the rest are just tiresome corrupt bureaucrats. I don't think they actually care about the game of football, not really. They only care about the brand, increasing the market etc. And lining their own pockets of course. Which is why, as others have said, penalties will be here to stay as they boost broadcasters ratings.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 28/5/2012 7:27:03 AM   
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kinda changed my mind on this,only knockout matches should end in penalties, i dont think a final should ever be finished with a shoot out though and keep having 15 minutes each way changing ends. if someone scores the other team have that allocated 30 mins timeslot to get back in the game.

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RE: Sepp Blatter continues his one man crusade to destr... - 28/5/2012 9:28:30 AM   
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I thought the "Golden Goal" was great. I'd have to google why they got rid of it, but it seemed to be a good solution.

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