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Tackling with intent

Postby Mitchell4 » Wed Mar 14 2012, 01:11

Intent inside the penalty box, should a penalty be awarded, and if so, why is it never? If it was on the half way line, a freekick would be awarded for sure.
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Re: Tackling with intent

Postby Mitchell4 » Sun Apr 01 2012, 13:18

Any referees out there able to answer my question, or are we all in agreement that you bottle it when it comes to the big decisions?
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Re: Tackling with intent

Postby stringz » Wed Apr 04 2012, 17:57

Mitchell the word intent was taken out of the laws some years ago careless, reckless, and dangerous are now used. However, to answer your question any of the three could and should result in a penalty with the correct sanction applied.
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Re: Tackling with intent

Postby Mitchell4 » Sun Apr 22 2012, 22:18

Thank you for your reply.
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Re: Tackling with intent

Postby Picto Cotts » Mon Apr 23 2012, 16:00

Regardless if we want to admit it, or not, the consequenses of awarding a penalty are significantly more critical than awarding a free kick on the half way line. Potentially game changing, could result in a goal being scored and / or a player being sent off. Intent plays little or no part in the decision making process.
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Re: Tackling with intent

Postby Mitchell4 » Sat Apr 28 2012, 22:02

Picto Cotts wrote:Regardless if we want to admit it, or not, the consequenses of awarding a penalty are significantly more critical than awarding a free kick on the half way line. Potentially game changing, could result in a goal being scored and / or a player being sent off. Intent plays little or no part in the decision making process.


Thanks to stringz, I've learnt that the word intent is no longer used to describe a tackle, however careless, reckless and dangerous play should result in a free kick/ penalty. Dangerous play is against the laws of the game and should be punished in the correct way regardless of where the foul is committed.

See it all the time on the television and also in non league football also, referees being inconsistent when awarding a foul after dangerous play inside the box.

Also, seperate question; Why are players required to go down for a penalty to be awarded? A foul is a foul, right?
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Re: Tackling with intent

Postby Picto Cotts » Tue Jun 05 2012, 15:15

Think the definitions are, more accurately, Careless (free kick), Reckless (caution) and Excessive Force (send off).
Only time you might consider intent is if a player clearly makes a tactical foul in order to prevent a positive attacking move when, what in itself is just a careless challenge, may result in a caution.
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