DOB wrote: ↑Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:38 am
fonzeee wrote: ↑Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:58 pm
franch fan wrote: ↑Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:13 pm
considering the inherent nature of this game,
Well, I think you'll find there are many that don't want to do that.
There's no reason for teams to be forced to play a man down, but this is what happens when the sport is ran by people from soccer-land.
Hopefully we'll at least get widespread implementation of the 20 min replacement rule.
Soccerland? Sending players off for foul play has been around as long as the game of rugby.
But sure, let’s imitate American sports who have 1/3 the number of players on the playing area. The NFL sure are a model for protecting player welfare.
Yes, and where do you think they got that idea from? It's no coincidence the pushback is coming from countries where soccer is not omnipresent. It may have been on the books forever (as if that somehow invalidates my point), but it has only become an issue recently as the sport has embarked upon a delusional campaign to convince people that it's actually "safe" when thirty seconds of watching it makes clear that isn't the case.
Seriously, if it's all about player welfare, why even have this sport? How can you justify scrums, rucks, or even tackling? I can guarantee there'd be a few more people walking around without scrums at least. So clearly at some point we all recognize there's a game to be played, and we'd rather it be played.
So, harsh but ultimately arbitrarily determined send-offs based on whatever WR have decided is going to be an "area of focus" for that month isn't really something I'm terribly enamored with.
Aussie rules doesn't send people off either by the way.
Edit: by sending off I'm referring to the team being shorthanded the rest of the game; players can be ejected in American sports obviously, but they're replaced