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Every time they "clarify" it, it gets worse...
Other clarifications were approved at the AGM for inclusion in the Laws of the Game 2021/22, including to Law 11 (the Law 12 definition for handball, whereby the arm ends at the bottom of the armpit, must be used when judging whether a player is in an offside position) and Law 12 (the offence of using a “trick” to circumvent the Law against the goalkeeper handling the ball from a deliberate kick from a team-mate will apply at goal kicks; the instigator will be cautioned).

Does this mean the ref will now have 52 cards ?
 

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Other clarifications were approved at the AGM for inclusion in the Laws of the Game 2021/22, including to Law 11 (the Law 12 definition for handball, whereby the arm ends at the bottom of the armpit, must be used when judging whether a player is in an offside position) and Law 12 (the offence of using a “trick” to circumvent the Law against the goalkeeper handling the ball from a deliberate kick from a team-mate will apply at goal kicks; the instigator will be cautioned).

Does this mean the ref will now have 52 cards ?

I'm having trouble envisaging the situation where this arises.
 

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I've had a think, maybe the goal keeper chips it up and then receives a header back from one of his own players in the box where I guess under current laws he can catch.
 

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I've had a think, maybe the goal keeper chips it up and then receives a header back from one of his own players in the box where I guess under current laws he can catch.
But why is that a pressing, urgent issue?
 

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I guess someone has worked out how they can use it to their advantage so in the review it has been outlawed
But has anyone actually circumvented any law? I've not read anything about it.
 

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Perhaps some unintended consequence of the fact the ball doesn't need to leave the box now
Maybe, but I've not seen anything that gives cause for concern. Has anyone?
 

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I like it. If you stub out the small crimes before they occur then the perps are less likely to move on to the more serious crimes of for example being 2mm offside or taking their shirts off
 

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I'm having trouble envisaging the situation where this arises.

think Declan Rice at Sheff Utd last season. That is a perfect example. Ball blasted at him half a foot away. It hits his hand. 10 seconds later we “score”
 

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think Declan Rice at Sheff Utd last season. That is a perfect example. Ball blasted at him half a foot away. It hits his hand. 10 seconds later we “score”
"West Ham" not "we" :nono:

And I think they were discussing the bit about the keeper picking the ball up anyway.....
 

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I've had a think, maybe the goal keeper chips it up and then receives a header back from one of his own players in the box where I guess under current laws he can catch.
I’m not saying you a wrong, but that hardly feels like a trick?!
And even if it did happen in a game, the opposition would stop it immediately by a high press?
Good to see FIFA/IFAB are concentrating on the big issues.
 

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... (the offence of using a “trick” to circumvent the Law against the goalkeeper handling the ball from a deliberate kick from a team-mate will apply at goal kicks...

a pointless gutless clarification as that part of the rules was already clear and obvious.
You can’t too obviously make the ball be headed or chested back to your goalie, especially from a dead ball.
We must say Thanks for that fifa/ifa 👍.
In other updates we have clarification that the ball must be round, and that it is still 3 points for a win, and 1 for a draw.
 
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Perhaps the 'trick' is that the goal kick is taken such that it is deliberately deflected off a defender back to the goalkeeper to pick up.
 

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I’m not saying you a wrong, but that hardly feels like a trick?!
And even if it did happen in a game, the opposition would stop it immediately by a high press?
Good to see FIFA/IFAB are concentrating on the big issues.

I don’t get the trick part either, describing something as a trick is hardly providing clarification unless there is another law in there somewhere clarifying this part.
 

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Maybe, but I've not seen anything that gives cause for concern. Has anyone?
Have to say this is typical nonsense. Numerous opportunities exist where a change in the law would make a significant impact on the game both in how its played, and how it is watched, yet they choose to change something that firstly no one has noticed being an issue, and secondly will make little or no difference to the game in how is played or watched. Absolute garbage. I cannot think of another multi million pound industry that is so badly run, it beggers belief.
 

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I don’t get the trick part either, describing something as a trick is hardly providing clarification unless there is another law in there somewhere clarifying this part.
Just realised this was announced on the 100th year anniversary of Tommy Coopers birth.
 

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I wish they would attempt to stop the players who prevent the taking of a quick free kick. The players who do it, should have 10 minutes on the “naughty step”. Then the team awarded the free kick are able to use the set piece as they wish, and none of this ‘when the referee is ready’
 

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I wish they would attempt to stop the players who prevent the taking of a quick free kick. The players who do it, should have 10 minutes on the “naughty step”. Then the team awarded the free kick are able to use the set piece as they wish, and none of this ‘when the referee is ready’
Yes!
You can take a free kick outside your penalty area or even a quick corner, whenever you're ready. But woe betide you if you try to have an attempt at goal from a free kick before the goalkeeper is ready or the wall is set up. Free kicks should be taken, anywhere on the pitch, when the 'fouled' party is ready.
Players (especially goalkeepers) should be concentrating at all times.
Rant over
 
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Perhaps the 'trick' is that the goal kick is taken such that it is deliberately deflected off a defender back to the goalkeeper to pick up.

I think this law will now stop a defender taking the goal kick and playing the ball to the keeper who is standing a couple of yards in front of the kicker.
 
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