Laws of football

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David Squires on … getting to the bottom of football’s offside rule
Our cartoonist delves into the murkey world of football’s laws, with the help of some condiments

David Squires

24, Jan, 2023 @11:51 AM

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Julen Lopetegui says ‘tactical camera’ showed Wolves goal should have stood
The Wolves manager has said he saw a ‘tactical camera’ angle that showed his side’s late goal in the 2-2 FA Cup draw with Liverpool should have stood

Jamie Jackson at Anfield

07, Jan, 2023 @11:48 PM

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Howard Webb returns to England on mission to boost referees’ confidence
The Premier League’s first chief refereeing officer feels standards have improved but admits more transparency is needed

Paul MacInnes

29, Dec, 2022 @10:31 AM

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Why Japan’s second goal against Spain was allowed to stand
The whole of the ball must cross the line for it to be out of play and VAR decided that at least some of it was still overhanging

Martin Belam

02, Dec, 2022 @10:42 AM

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SAOT ain’t slow: how does the World Cup’s AI-assisted offside system work?
Technology to assist VAR is designed to ensure offside calls in Qatar are quicker and more accurate – but it is not without flaws

Paul MacInnes

19, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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VAR furore at Tottenham and Atlético a sign of what football has lost | Luke McLaughlin
In obsessing over the minutiae of refereeing, the game has sacrificed its spontaneity, narrative coherence and sense of fun

Luke McLaughlin

27, Oct, 2022 @2:32 PM

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Why not stop hating the referee and try learning the laws of football? | Max Rushden
Perhaps the inability to admit ignorance is a direct consequence of the binary nature of social media

Max Rushden

13, Oct, 2022 @11:15 AM

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David Squires on … the great VAR and refereeing crisis of 2022
Our cartoonist picks over a weekend of sense-numbing, contentious decisions around the Premier League

David Squires

06, Sep, 2022 @11:15 AM

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The backpass rule changed 30 years ago. Is it time to look at going to the corner? | Philipp Lahm
It is a generation since keepers were told they could not pick up backpasses. Football’s rules can adapt to improve the game

Philipp Lahm

04, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Steven Gerrard claims Aston Villa were denied ‘legitimate goal’ in City draw
Steven Gerrard insisted Philippe Coutinho was denied a ‘legitimate goal’ that could have earned Aston Villa victory against Manchester City

Ben Fisher at Villa Park

03, Sep, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Time-wasting in football needs tackling but drama at the death must live on | Max Rushden
Manchester United pulled out the stops to run down the clock against Liverpool but we would miss waiting for the whistle

Max Rushden

25, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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New referees, ‘pioneering’ kits and Robin Hood: Premier League is back | David Hills
The 2022-23 season promises migraine-inducing kits, a host of inspirational quotes and the return of a breakdancing badger

David Hills

05, Aug, 2022 @9:00 AM

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