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  1. Subscriber invigorateonline
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    15 Mar '07 18:00
    The Football League are debating whether to have penalties at the end of every drawn game!

    Stupid idea! - They should have a shootout at the beginning of the game!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6452013.stm
  2. Standard member rhb
    Ginger Scum
    15 Mar '07 18:08
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    What a stupid idea fullstop.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Mar '07 18:58
    Unbelievably stupid idea.

    Does anyone seriously believe that time-wasting or 11-men-in-the-box would benefit the game?

    Unbelievably. Stupid. Idea.
  4. Standard member Cityblue
    Moonchester
    15 Mar '07 19:40
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Unbelievably stupid idea.

    Does anyone seriously believe that time-wasting or 11-men-in-the-box would benefit the game?

    Unbelievably. Stupid. Idea.
    Bloody ridiculous idea......

    What has everyone got against draws these days?? (our American cousins excepted, as they never liked them!!)

    Only possible benefit would be if they did it in premiership and England may one day win one!!!!!

    Bring back terraces too
  5. Standard member Peakite
    Sais
    15 Mar '07 19:59
    Originally posted by Cityblue

    Bring back terraces too
    Some of us never got rid of them.

    Admittedly unlike Man City, we haven't actually played much in the way of good football over recent years. Or even the not very recent ones come to think of it.
  6. 15 Mar '07 20:39
    Originally posted by invigorate
    The Football League are debating whether to have penalties at the end of every drawn game!

    Stupid idea! - They should have a shootout at the beginning of the game!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/6452013.stm
    i think its a good idea... buy my ticket, travel up to london, get to the ground, watch the game... 0-0.... too right i wanna see something at the end
  7. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    15 Mar '07 21:42
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    i think its a good idea... buy my ticket, travel up to london, get to the ground, watch the game... 0-0.... too right i wanna see something at the end
    Just go to Soho and leave the beautiful game alone!
  8. 16 Mar '07 17:32
    I really can't believe they even gave this a second of serious thought. It's ridiculous and would make a complete mockery of the game. I don't think I could go to another match if they actually brought this in. Pathetic.
  9. 17 Mar '07 14:58
    They should have a separate penalty league that runs at the end of each game so that they can learn to win at penalty shootouts.
    Leave the games as they are.
  10. Subscriber invigorateonline
    Only 1 F in Uckfield
    17 Mar '07 18:25
    I don't agree with penalties in league games.

    But in games where penalties are currently a possiblity I think the shoot out should take place before the game starts.

    This would ensure a good game as one team needs to chase the win
    Provide pre match entertainment
    Take away the victim status from the player who messes up
    If you lose the penalty shootout you haven't lost the game
  11. Standard member Tirau Dan
    Enjoying Life
    17 Mar '07 19:11
    The pro game of Rugby Union down under brought about a bonus point system to get teams trying harder... I think they get one for four tries and one for losing by less than three points that makes teams play all the way to the whistle.. apply it to association football???

    Think about this:
    A win by two goals you get a bonus point.
    An away win you get a bonus point.

    Suddenly you may see teams playing. Would it Could it work..
    Penalty shoot outs are for half time kids entertainment..