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    Comment on Accountability via Transparency. by nawlite.

    JJ, Bangor aren't Rangers though………Oh wait, neither is the new club, haha.

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    Accountability via Transparency.
    Well written last post there, John Clark, and your concluding paragraph is spot on. Can it really be that all these people in high-ranking professional positions (be it DCIs, members of the legal profession etc) are fans too and simply caught up in the 'some bad people did bad things to Rangers' mantra? Without that initial state of mind, it seems unbelievable that they might have acted in the way they did.


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Here's one……if a PK has to be re-taken every time a GK moves both feet off his/her line (presumably scored and missed penalties are affected by the same rule?), what's to stop the GK choosing to do that for a vital PK, thereby putting extra pressure on the kicker to decide whether to change placement etc for the second kick?

    I know they get a yellow for it, but what if they are 1-0 up in the 92nd minute of a cup final? Would they take the booking for a chance to increase the pressure and perhaps increase the possibility of the kicker missing? 


    Accountability via Transparency.
    Agree to an extent, WOTTPI. The 'on your line' rule has only really changed for the better for goalies; it's just that VAR allows breaches of the rule to be policed better now to work against them. The BBC commentator (who used to be Scotland women's GK) was spouting nonsense going on about how after learning one way for 27 years, the current goalie now had a week to learn a new way of acting at penalties. They can still move along their line to gain an 'advantage' by guessing where the ball will go. The new rule actually helps them by allowing them to move forward as well so long as that forward movement is with only one foot. The commentators issue seemed to be that they could no longer go before 'the kick' as she used to having read the kicker's body language ahead of the actual impact. Guess what, they still can provided they move sideways (or forward with one foot). The rule change hasn't worsened the GK's situation. That said, I was only ever a forward so……!

    The real issue is whether we want VAR looking at GK movement in breach of the rules. After the Scotland draw, my heart says no, but my head probably still says I do if it means the rules of the game are enforced. That's what we're all on this site for, right?


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