Category Archives: Rants

Football

Wages
In my opinion, nobody deserves £100k per week whatever job they do, and even less so footballers. It’s not as if they are role models for kids are they? Constantly rolling around on the floor, spitting, swearing etc.
Some players still pick up this wage even if they are not picked to play or are injured.
I propose they receive a basic (capped) salary, let’s say £5000 per week should be quite sufficient. Then on top of that, they pick up bonuses for varying things, like how many minutes they play, the level of their performance, if their team wins, and more so for trophies won. With all of the bonuses, they could still earn their £100k per week, but at least they will be doing some ‘work’ for it.

Fake Injuries
A simple way to remove faking injuries from the game, is to allow the physio on the pitch to treat injured players without halting the game (as they do in rugby). If a player is not really injured, then there is little chance they will continue to roll around on the floor while the game continues around them.

Penalties
Player who earns penalty should take the spot kick. They had the goal scoring opportunity at the time, so why should they allow a better kicker of the ball to take the penalty?
In the case of a handball being the cause for a penalty, the last attacking player to touch the ball is the taker.

Throw In
You have quite clearly just kicked the ball out, why bother putting your arm up to claim it is your throw? You are only making yourself look like an idiot.

You do realise that the throw is to be taken where the ball left the field of play? Not 10-20 metres further up the pitch at a place where you feel like it. Class this as a foul throw, and award the throw to the opposition, and this will soon stop happening.

Corner Kicks
Honestly, how much extra accuracy do you gain by placing the ball so 1mm is overhanging the corner markings? Just put the bloody ball within the markings and take the corner like any normal person.