Friday, 28 January 2011

Typical Guardian error

The Guardian seem to be missing the point with their piece entitled 'Can the man on the street explain the offside rule?'. Richard Keys and Andy Gray's 'crime' was not that they said women don't understand the offside rule whilst men do, but that this particular lady linesman couldn't understand the offside rule. In fact the offside rule is quite tricky to explain, although easier to understand, especially since the change in te law re 'active' and 'passive' players.

Whether the man in the street understands the offside rule is unimportant, what is important is whether professional match officials understand the rule.

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