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(Give Me Football)   In soccer, an indirect free kick requires another player to touch the ball before it's shot on goal. Some teams have clever ways to disguise the first touch. This one...is no so clever   (givemefootball.com) divider line 29
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2013-01-24 02:23:06 PM
He screwed it up, but if he got it outside that would have been pretty awesome. Of course the risk is jamming your head INTO the ground or twisting your neck badly if trying to hit it from the side.
 
2013-01-24 02:26:31 PM
If it had worked then this headline would have beeng all "OMGZ, SO CLEVAH! WHY YOU NO THINK OF THIS BEFOUR?!".

/like the coach who goes for it on 4th down
//genious or idiot
///there is no inbetween for sports fans
 
2013-01-24 02:26:41 PM
Bonus points for faking an injury
 
2013-01-24 02:39:28 PM
That would have been funny if he'd given himself a damn concussion
 
2013-01-24 02:50:27 PM
I'm actually not sure that's even a legal touch... a really strict reading of Law 13, "...the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves" would seem to imply that the indirect kick must acutally be... kicked.

Would be a good one for "You be the ref"
 
2013-01-24 02:54:10 PM

error 303: I'm actually not sure that's even a legal touch... a really strict reading of Law 13, "...the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves" would seem to imply that the indirect kick must acutally be... kicked.

Would be a good one for "You be the ref"


He entertained us, it didn't work and he hurt himself. I'm ruling it a legal move.
 
2013-01-24 03:04:16 PM
did he flop?
/watch video... yes he did flop.
 
2013-01-24 03:09:25 PM
I'd say that was a shameful flop at the end, but I don't think anyone willing to roll around on the turf like that can feel shame.
 
2013-01-24 03:19:56 PM
You'd think with a sport full of players so good at selling flops to refs this guy could sell falling on his face better. But I guess that would actually hurt so no wonder he couldn't pull it off.
 
2013-01-24 04:40:11 PM
I would be too embarrassed to even try such a stunt...seriously, that was painfully awkward to watch
 
2013-01-24 04:56:40 PM
It was not an indirect free kick as the referee's arm is not raised.

The ball was not properly put into play. The ball must be kicked at a free kick. For example, a goalkeeper taking a free kick within her own penalty area may not just pick up the ball and throw it.

The player attempted to use deception beyond that allowed in the Laws. Therefore, stop further play, caution the player whose head fell on the ball, and restart with another free kick to the original team, that is, retake the kick.
 
2013-01-24 04:56:51 PM

Treygreen13: I'd say that was a shameful flop at the end, but I don't think anyone willing to roll around on the turf like that can feel shame.


Correct.
 
2013-01-24 05:03:32 PM

kpaxoid: It was not an indirect free kick as the referee's arm is not raised.

The ball was not properly put into play. The ball must be kicked at a free kick. For example, a goalkeeper taking a free kick within her own penalty area may not just pick up the ball and throw it.

The player attempted to use deception beyond that allowed in the Laws. Therefore, stop further play, caution the player whose head fell on the ball, and restart with another free kick to the original team, that is, retake the kick.


I'll wait until Koman Coulibaly rules on this to decide
 
2013-01-24 05:04:42 PM

kpaxoid: It was not an indirect free kick as the referee's arm is not raised.

The ball was not properly put into play. The ball must be kicked at a free kick. For example, a goalkeeper taking a free kick within her own penalty area may not just pick up the ball and throw it.

The player attempted to use deception beyond that allowed in the Laws. Therefore, stop further play, caution the player whose head fell on the ball, and restart with another free kick to the original team, that is, retake the kick.


A yellow card seems a bit harsh to be honest. The simulation after the indirect free kick was more worthy imho.
 
2013-01-24 07:29:55 PM
I know nothing about soccer, so please excuse what most likely is a stupid question-- what benefit does falling and hitting the ball with his head have over just kicking it that way?
 
2013-01-24 07:36:12 PM

Wise_Guy: I know nothing about soccer, so please excuse what most likely is a stupid question-- what benefit does falling and hitting the ball with his head have over just kicking it that way?


It's a trick play. Think of it as a play action pass or a pump fake if those were of dubious legality
 
2013-01-24 07:37:48 PM

redmid17: Wise_Guy: I know nothing about soccer, so please excuse what most likely is a stupid question-- what benefit does falling and hitting the ball with his head have over just kicking it that way?

It's a trick play. Think of it as a play action pass or a pump fake if those were of dubious legality


On second thought a balk might be a better comparison
 
2013-01-24 07:59:42 PM

redmid17: Wise_Guy: I know nothing about soccer, so please excuse what most likely is a stupid question-- what benefit does falling and hitting the ball with his head have over just kicking it that way?

It's a trick play. Think of it as a play action pass or a pump fake if those were of dubious legality


To me, it's like those pee-wee football games where a center hands the ball off to the QB from the side and everyone on offense pretends that something is wrong with the ball. It was about as successful as the one video where the kid on defense saw it coming and utterly destroyed the QB.
 
2013-01-24 10:41:22 PM

kpaxoid: It was not an indirect free kick as the referee's arm is not raised.


I can never remember which one has the ref's arm raised, but if that was an indirect free kick, why was the other team lined up to block the shot on goal?
 
2013-01-24 10:58:15 PM
slow approach then pummel the football with your penis. huge crowd pleaser, the fans go wild every time.
 
2013-01-24 11:01:20 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: kpaxoid: It was not an indirect free kick as the referee's arm is not raised.

I can never remember which one has the ref's arm raised, but if that was an indirect free kick, why was the other team lined up to block the shot on goal?


The indirect kick is the with the hand raised. However it's not uncommon for the ref to indicate an IFK when calling the foul and then not leave it up or re-raise while the kick occurs. That goes double for a "ceremonial" free kick where there might be a fair amount of time between the foul and the kick, especially if the wall is doing its best to standing closer than 10 yards.
 
2013-01-25 12:36:40 AM

puffy999: To me, it's like those pee-wee football games where a center hands the ball off to the QB from the side and everyone on offense pretends that something is wrong with the ball. It was about as successful as the one video where the kid on defense saw it coming and utterly destroyed the QB.


A kid on our high school football team stopped a potential tackler dead in his tracks once by just slowing to a walk and saying, "wait, wait, hold up" as though--I don't know what. As though the play had been blown dead, I guess.

I think it worked because at that age you want to be Mr. Cool Ice about everything, and flattening a kid for no reason might make you look like a spaz. Anyway, it worked, although he probably only got five extra yards out of it.

I've also seen basketball players Jedi-mind-trick opponents into passing them the ball just by shouting "here!" and making the universal pass-me-the-ball gesture. And by "I've seen it" I mean "I'm the stormtrooper who says 'these aren't the droids we're looking for' in this example."

The moral of the story is: go ahead and try gimmick play. Life is short and there is no lower limit on how stupid your opponent might be.

/CSsB
 
2013-01-25 02:31:10 AM

semiotix: puffy999: To me, it's like those pee-wee football games where a center hands the ball off to the QB from the side and everyone on offense pretends that something is wrong with the ball. It was about as successful as the one video where the kid on defense saw it coming and utterly destroyed the QB.

A kid on our high school football team stopped a potential tackler dead in his tracks once by just slowing to a walk and saying, "wait, wait, hold up" as though--I don't know what. As though the play had been blown dead, I guess.

I think it worked because at that age you want to be Mr. Cool Ice about everything, and flattening a kid for no reason might make you look like a spaz. Anyway, it worked, although he probably only got five extra yards out of it.

I've also seen basketball players Jedi-mind-trick opponents into passing them the ball just by shouting "here!" and making the universal pass-me-the-ball gesture. And by "I've seen it" I mean "I'm the stormtrooper who says 'these aren't the droids we're looking for' in this example."

The moral of the story is: go ahead and try gimmick play. Life is short and there is no lower limit on how stupid your opponent might be.

/CSsB


BSU and the Statue of Liberty play that won the Fiesta bowl agree.
 
2013-01-25 02:54:46 AM

semiotix: puffy999: To me, it's like those pee-wee football games where a center hands the ball off to the QB from the side and everyone on offense pretends that something is wrong with the ball. It was about as successful as the one video where the kid on defense saw it coming and utterly destroyed the QB.

A kid on our high school football team stopped a potential tackler dead in his tracks once by just slowing to a walk and saying, "wait, wait, hold up" as though--I don't know what. As though the play had been blown dead, I guess.

I think it worked because at that age you want to be Mr. Cool Ice about everything, and flattening a kid for no reason might make you look like a spaz. Anyway, it worked, although he probably only got five extra yards out of it.

I've also seen basketball players Jedi-mind-trick opponents into passing them the ball just by shouting "here!" and making the universal pass-me-the-ball gesture. And by "I've seen it" I mean "I'm the stormtrooper who says 'these aren't the droids we're looking for' in this example."

The moral of the story is: go ahead and try gimmick play. Life is short and there is no lower limit on how stupid your opponent might be.

/CSsB


I must be the other stormtrooper, as I've fallen for that a few times. Never when there were jerseys though, only pickup games. My crowning achievement in a real game was taking the ball to the hoop to attempt a last second shot when we were down by 3. Missed the shot too.
 
2013-01-25 06:07:51 AM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: kpaxoid: It was not an indirect free kick as the referee's arm is not raised.

I can never remember which one has the ref's arm raised, but if that was an indirect free kick, why was the other team lined up to block the shot on goal?


Because everyone knows he's just going to touch it and the next guy is gonna shoot it, so a wall is needed just like a direct kick...
 
2013-01-25 11:53:35 AM
Man, am I ever tired of sites that just start playing commercials without any prompt.

/yes I'm cranky
 
2013-01-25 02:28:10 PM

knbwhite: semiotix: puffy999:
A kid on our high school football team stopped a potential tackler dead in his tracks once by just slowing to a walk and saying, "wait, wait, hold up" as though--I don't know what. As though the play had been blown dead, I guess.

I think it worked because at that age you want to be Mr. Cool Ice about everything, and flattening a kid for no reason might make you look like a spaz. Anyway, it worked, although he probably only got five extra yards out of it.

I've also seen basketball players Jedi-mind-trick opponents into passing them the ball just by shouting "here!" and making the universal pass-me-the-ball gesture. And by "I've seen it" I mean "I'm the stormtrooper who says 'these aren't the droids we're looking for' in this example."

The moral of the story is: go ahead and try gimmick play. Life is short and there is no lower limit on how stupid your opponent might be.

/CSsB

I must be the other stormtrooper, as I've fallen for that a few times. Never when there were jerseys though, only pickup games. My crowning achievement in a real game was taking the ball to the hoop to attempt a last second shot when we were down by 3. Missed the shot too.


Doing that shiat in a pick up game is like the asshat in drop-in that will tap the ice with his stick to convince a guy on the other team to pass him the puck.
 
2013-01-25 07:18:27 PM
We all would have been praising it if the ball had gone in.

/But it didn't so let's lambaste them with insults and hate!
 
2013-01-26 09:35:17 AM

semiotix: A kid on our high school football team stopped a potential tackler dead in his tracks once by just slowing to a walk and saying, "wait, wait, hold up" as though--I don't know what. As though the play had been blown dead, I guess.


Okay I want to buy that kid a beer.

When he's 21, not to piss off the man of course.

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