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Post by mahlemiut » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:34 am

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Post by gameboy9 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:09 am

I'm from the United States and I think the World Cup is cool. (I got into it in 1994 when it was in the US) Except for the knockout stage's ending.

I think overtime should be done like NHL's playoff overtime... give both teams a 15-minute intermission, put 45 minutes on the board, and continue doing this until the first one to score, who wins. I'm cool with adding extra substitutions per extra half.

What's funny though is that the NHL in the regular season does penalty shot shootouts at the end of each game now... and they're pretty exciting... so yeah, I feel that there should be an adjustment to the penalty kick shootout if we have to stick to that method.
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Post by AL » Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:18 pm

For the uninformed, FIFA did introduce something called 'The Golden Goal' which meant that in extra time the first team to score won the game.
Didn't go down well, especially when said winning goal was maybe a bizzare fluke or indeed a bad decision by the officials. It didn't give the other team a chance to get back.
As they say...'A Lead Balloon' from the fans, and oddly enough, the sponsors.... :roll:

So don't say other options weren't tried etc. They were.
And also remember that some countries domestic season starts later/earlier than others, so playing until last man dies can be unfair.
So there you have it....stuck with penalty shoot-outs.

No matter what you may think, it IS exciting.



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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:59 am

JoustGod wrote:Perhaps moving the ball back a bit in order to give the goalie at least a chance? There surely must be a way to make it even more exciting than it is.
I think NOT, for sure! 8)
And like AL said: "No matter what you may think, it IS exciting. "
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Post by TRB_MetroidTeam » Thu Jul 13, 2006 1:04 am

Another info, year ago on National championship here, all the games that finish as TIE during the regular 90 minutes, had a tie-breaker... the 5-kicks penalty, like the current one.

The championship points was the follow:
Win 3 x 0 Lost
PK Win 2 x 1 PK Lost

The rules was pretty cool, however the rules duration was a couple of year... around 3 years.
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Post by gameboy9 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:05 pm

MLS had a penalty kicks OT in the beginning of its' operation. Except the penalty shots were like the NHL's Penalty Shots.

And yes, I do remember the Golden Goal rule.

I don't know - I honestly think this is one of those "impossible to please everybody" thingies.
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Post by JoustGod » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:04 pm

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JoustGod wrote:Perhaps moving the ball back a bit in order to give the goalie at least a chance? There surely must be a way to make it even more exciting than it is.
I think NOT, for sure! 8)
And like AL said: "No matter what you may think, it IS exciting. "
Let me get this right. Giving the kicker an almost unquestionable advantage IS exciting? I'm merely suggesting that moving the distance of the spot of the ball back just a little may give the goalie at least a chance of displaying his great skills, also. Is that so wrong? That puts both players involved on more equal footing. Now THAT would be something to watch. Players of great skill on a level field of play, so to speak. Then, of course, we could progress to head butts to the chest to see who can knock out whom...just kidding.

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Post by AL » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:40 am

Yes John, you've got it right :)


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Post by JoustGod » Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:54 am

Pretty sad when a group of fish seemed to have a better game plan than the US team...

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Post by DaviL » Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:10 pm

it seem that every 9 july will be the day of a new Saint
San Materazzi
The church will decide to days ... :lol:
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