Don. challenges offside law


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Don Smith • Oct 4, 2018

The offside law continues to give linemen and referred problems every week. Hardly a week goes by without a questionable offside decision adversely affecting the result. What is more the introduction of VAR is unlikely to significantly improve the situation. The only sensible, fair and rational solution is to abandon the offside law altogether. Not only would it eliminate contentious decisions but would open the game and create more space. Alas, I suspect the suggestion is far too radical for the FA and we will have to continue tolerating line decisions, which given the speed of to days game and the pass distances achieved are impossible to make with any certainty.

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