We have a serious trending topic that we want football fans on Naijaloaded to jump on.
We are hearing of an upcoming debate to scrap the offside rule in our round leather game.
And for me i am sick and tired of that offside thing costing me a lot of money in betting ….
Its very annoying when a goal has been scored and VAR cancels it for offside
Anyways, 3 times Ballon d’Or winner and football legend Marco van Basten is a number one fan of scrapping offside in football
See what he said about it
“I am still very curious about the offside rule because I am convinced that it is not a good rule,” Van Basten tells Sky Sports. “At least I would like to trial it to show that football is also possible without the offside rule. I am convinced that football would be better without it.
“Football is a fantastic game but I still think that we have to do much more to make it better, more spectacular, more interesting, more exciting. We have to work on that.”
“If you look at how often people waste time, delay over throws and injuries, this is what people don’t want to see. We have to do something about it. People want action. There are so many situations where you are watching nothing. It is not good for the game.”
“Teams would find a way of playing without it,” he explains.
“If you do away with the offside line then the defence will drop deeper. They will say that you cannot get behind us because they will be afraid of the opponents getting in behind. But if you go too far back then the 18-yard box is going to become a melee and the goalkeeper will not be able to see anything, so teams will know it is not the solution.
“As a result, the goalkeeper will want everybody out and that is exactly the point at which it would become so interesting. If the attackers can move behind the defenders there are much more possibilities for goals. It will make the defending more difficult.
“On the other hand, when you are defending, if there is no offside, you can always have one or two players far away so that when you get the ball you can put it to your forwards in the other half. The attacking team will have to be much more aware than they are now because the field is being made bigger.
“When the field is made bigger there are much more options for the players in possession and for the trainers to come up with the best way to exploit that. The problem now is that we do have offside and how often are we talking about the offside decisions? A lot.
“If you do not have offside you have a lot less problems and the teams will still find other solutions to have a good game that will be just as spectacular as it is now but without this bad rule. I am still very interested in it. It would just be nice to test it.
“I am sure football would find a way to become even more interesting.”
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