>>Some thoughts about stupidity of offside rule:
>>Please tell me HOW linesman can simultaneously look at player making a pass
>>and at player being presumable in offside?
>>Linesman should notice the moment of a pass and then quickly switch his
>>atention to the player who receives a ball (often the angle is near to 180
>>degree). Obviously it takes SOME time and forces a mistake.
>>Look at the example:
>>The difference between speeds of moving outside defender and inside forward
>>could be about 30 miles/h. Linesman spends for example 0.5 sec. for switching.
>>Please do calculation!
>>The result is : about 5 meters.
>>Any thoughts? :)
>World 100m record = 9.85 sec
>Average speed = 100/9.85 m/sec
> = 10.15 m/sec appx
>So if defender is running at 5 m/sec (11.19 miles/hr appx, half of
>world record pace), your suggested difference (30 miles/hr) will make
>the forward running at 41.19 miles/hr, i.e. 18.31 m/sec appx.
>World record = 10.15 m/sec appx
>Forward speed = 18.31 m/sec appx
>Wow!! I never thought soccer players can run that fast!
>Now you do calculations and give a better example!
Surly the point we always overlook in our high up stand seats
or on TV looking down on things is that it is all so crystal
clear from that aspect. The linesman at ground level has to do
his job looking through all kinds of obstacles that we never
have to think about as we scream for this and that! Try it and
see if YOU godly folk can do it better in front of 55,000 at OT
on a wet and foggy November Saturday afternoon! We all critize
without due thought prosess when it suites us. Lesson for
to-day like it or not!!
It's the only Game!
GAS1. BCFC. '97