- Feb 15, 2012
The changes sound sensible
The offside rule is no longer as strict so there is more benefit to the attacker basically introducing a margin for error.
The handball rule has changed again so should be less silly penalties awarded for handball basically bringing back the accidental handball rules.
Penalties won't just be judged by contact or no contact which is surely a good thing.
Bad news for Bruno Penandes goal stats this season but it's good that they're modifying it as last season in the PL it was really poor standard of referee's.
Interesting that they're looking at some automated decision software for offsides that could be in the game as early as next year that could be game changing from a VAR point of view and reducing the number of stoppages.