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News from the Club website...

THE International Football Association Board (IFAB) recently announced a number of rule changes that came into play from June 1st 2019.

The changes have been rolled out across the whole of football, meaning that QPR will have a few new laws to adhere to in the Sky Bet Championship in 2019/20.

A summary of the rule changes is available to read below…

Dropped ball - Laws 8 & 9
If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper

If play is stopped outside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for one player of the team that last touched the ball at the point of the last touch

In all cases, all the other players (of both teams) must be at least 4m (4.5yds) away

If the ball touches the referee (or another match official) and goes into the goal, team possession changes or a promising attack starts, a dropped ball is awarded

Free-kicks - Law 13
When there is a ‘wall’ of three or more defenders, the attackers are not allowed within 1m (1 yd) of the wall; an attacker less than 1m (1yd) from the ‘wall’ when the kick is taken will be penalised with an indirect free-kick

When the defending team takes a free-kick in their own penalty area, the ball is in play once the kick is taken; it does not have to leave the penalty area before it can be played

Goal celebrations - Law 12
A yellow card will be awarded for an ‘illegal’ celebration (e.g. removing the shirt) even if the goal is disallowed

Goal-kick - Law 16
The ball is in play once the kick is taken; it can be played before leaving the penalty area. Opponents must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play

Handball - Law 12
Deliberate handball remains an offence

The following ‘handball’ situations, even if accidental, will be a free-kick:
The ball goes into the goal after touching an attacking player’s hand/arm

A player gains control/possession of the ball after it has touches their hand/arm and then scores, or creates a goal-scoring opportunity

The ball touches a player’s hand/arm which has made their body unnaturally bigger

The ball touches a player’s hand/arm when it is above their shoulder (unless the player has deliberately played the ball which then touches their hand/arm)

The following will not usually be a free-kick, unless they are one of the above situations:

The ball touches a player’s hand/arm directly from their own head/body/foot or the head/body/foot of another player who is close/near

The ball touches a player’s hand/arm which is close to their body and has not made their body unnaturally bigger

If a player is falling and the ball touches their hand/arm when it is between their body and the ground to support the body (but not extended to make the body bigger)

If the goalkeeper attempts to ‘clear’ (release into play) a throw-in or deliberate kick from a team-mate but the ‘clearance’ fails, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball

Kick-off - Law 8
The team that wins the toss can now choose to take the kick-off or which goal to attack (previously they only had the choice of which goal to attack)

Medical breaks - Law 7
Difference between ‘cooling’ breaks (90 secs – 3 mins) and ‘drinks’ breaks (max 1 min). In the interests of player safety, competition rules may allow, in certain weather conditions (e.g. high humidity and temperatures), ‘cooling’ breaks (from ninety seconds to three minutes) to allow the body’s temperature to fall; they are different from ‘drinks’ breaks (maximum one minute) which are for rehydration.

Penalty kick - Law 14
The team’s penalty taker can have (quick) treatment/assessment and then take the kick

The goalkeeper must not be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets; they must not be moving

The goalkeeper must have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken; cannot stand behind the line

Players' equipment - Law 4
Multi-coloured/patterned undershirts are allowed if they are the same as the sleeve of the main shirt

Quick free-kick and cards - Law 12
If the referee is about to issue a yellow or red card but the non-offending team takes the free-kick quickly and creates a goal-scoring opportunity, the referee can delay the card until the next stoppage if the offending team was not distracted by the referee

Substitutes - Law 3
A player who is being substituted must leave the field by the nearest point on the touchline/goal line (unless the referee indicates the player can leave quickly/immediately at the halfway line or a different point because of safety, injury etc.)

Team officials - Laws 5 & 12
A team official (member of the coaching staff) guilty of misconduct will be shown a yellow card (caution) or red card (sending-off)*; if the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach who is in the technical area at the time will receive the card. * Law 12 will have a list of YC/RC offences


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:14 pm Reply with quote
User avatarJoined: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:29 pmPosts: 743Location: Amberley Road W9 now Wealdstone
The one rule that irritates/annoys many supporters is when a goalkeeper prepares to take a kick, then decides to slowly walk (with the ball in hand) to the other side of his goal area in order to take the kick, and waste time.

Referee's rarely show yellow cards for blatant time wasting (all goalkeepers do it, including Lumley). So, how come a simple rule change, one that requires a goalkeeper to take a goalkick from the side in which the ball last went out of play, cannot be implemented? If the ball is hit over the cross bar, then the referee indicates which side of the goal the kick must be taken. Simple really 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:39 pm Reply with quote
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There was a situation in the Swedish top tier a couple of years ago, where a goalkeeper was booked in stoppage time for time wasting for going to his water bottle after placing the ball for a goal kick.

Directly after being shown the card he went for the water bottle again and was shown a second yellow.


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