FIFA chief Arsene Wenger suggests major reworking of offside law

first_imgVAR has made a number of controversial offside calls during the current Premier League season (NBC)Wenger will recommend the change during the world soccer’s lawmaking body IFAB’s annual general meeting in Belfast on Feb. 29.‘You will be not offside if any part of the body that can score a goal is in line with the last defender, even if other parts of the attacker’s body are in front,’ Wenger said.‘That will sort it out and you will no longer have decisions about millimetres and a fraction of the attacker being in front of the defensive line.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEach of the four Home Nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – has one of the eight votes, with FIFA holding the other four. Any law change needs six votes in favour to go through.If Wenger gets his three-quarter majority, the new law could come into effect on June 1 – 12 days before the start of the European Championship.MORE: Arsene Wenger hits back at Unai Emery and denies Arsenal were in declineMORE: Arsenal trying to convince Arsene Wenger to return to club Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Feb 2020 10:41 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares FIFA chief Arsene Wenger suggests major reworking of offside law Comment Arsene Wenger has suggested a law change following a number of VAR controversies (Picture: Getty)FIFA’s head of global development Arsene Wenger will attempt to make a major change to the offside law which could end a run of contentious decisions in the game since the introduction of the VAR.Wenger, who was manager of Arsenal for 22 years, wants a player to be deemed onside if any part of their body which can legitimately score a goal is level or behind the last defender.It will flip the current rule which states the player is in an offside position if any part of their body they can score with is beyond the line of the last defender.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe use of video review has been a source of constant criticism since its recent introduction, including concern about the time to take decisions and the precision with which offsides are judged.ADVERTISEMENTThe system sparked another controversy last week in the Premier League when Wolverhampton Wanderers had a goal ruled out against Leicester City after Pedro Neto’s heel was adjudged to be fractionally offside in the build-up.last_img read more

Ice Bucket mania inflicts Sumner County… don’t forget to donate to ALS

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you are on social media, you can’t help but see it. People are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a quite simple game. You issue a challenge to three people on video that within 24 hours they must pour a bucket of ice water over their heads.  All to help donate or provide awareness for ALS. To learn how to donate click here. It started as a lark.. then celebrities got into the act… then people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. started pouring cold ice water over their head as a challenge.Now, people in Sumner County especially in Wellington are getting into the act. Yours truly counted 24 different postings Monday night of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.While the rules say with the ALS ice bucket challenge is to either donate money OR get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head, others are saying people should donate AND get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head. Others can simply donate to the cause without getting water dumped on their head.How you play the game is your business, but Sumner Newscow likes the option of charitable giving.Here are a few things about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and how it got started:•The earliest known version of this challenge was known as the “Cold Water Challenge.” It was started by the Sheaves For Christ division in New Zealand with a video dated April 26, 2014 challenging others to donate $100 to the mission’s fundraiser.•The challenge was popularized in the United States on June 30, 2014 when the Golf Channel Morning Show televised the social media phenomena and performed a live on-air ice bucket challenge. Soon after, on July 15, 2014 golfer Chris Kennedy did the ice-bucket challenge and challenged his cousin whose husband had ALS for 11 years. A day later she did it in front of her house and the movement began in earnest.•The ice bucket challenge has taken up speed. One can say the ice bucket challenge hit Sumner County in full force last week and by Tuesday it has become a local phenomenon.•The ALS Association announced that it had received $15.6 million in donations compared to $1.8 million during the same time period July 29 to August 18 in the prior year. These donations came from both existing donors and 307,598 new donors to the Association. So what is ALS?ALS is an acronym for Amotrophic lateral sclerosis. A lot of people call it the Lou Gehrig’s Disease – a famous New York Yankee baseball player in the 1920s and 30s who died of the disease in 1941.The disorder causes muscle weakness and atrophy throughout the body due to the degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons. Individuals affected by the disorder may ultimately lose the ability to initiate and control all voluntary movement.People inflicted with ALS will notice awkwardness when walking or running or notice they are tripping and stumbling. Some may experience slurred speech and have trouble swallowing.Overtime, patients experience more difficult moving, swallowing and speaking or forming words. Pneumonia can develop and maintaining a healthy weight. Eventually people with ALS die of respiratory failure or pneumonia.If you have a ice bucket challenge you would like to share with the public on Sumner Newscow, we will gladly promote it providing you make a donation to ALS. Please send it in a form of a Youtube video so we can share it with others. Our e-mail address is [email protected] us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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