Date:Mon, 15 May 2000 09:48:02 EDT
Reply-To:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
Sender:Discussion of Topics for Soccer Referees <[log in to unmask]>
From:"(Larry Huey)" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:Re: Offsides on punts by GK
In a message dated 5/14/00 3:48:47 PM Central Daylight Time, [log in to unmask]
<< but you would have to be closer to the goal than the ball, which is in the
keeper's hands. Seems unlikely >>
Huh? I believe your concern should be with the other direction since the
attacking team is now the GK and his team mates, given that the GK controls
and is about to make the last play/touch on the ball.
I made an offside call in a boys varsity HS match this fall when the
attacking player was the ONLY player beyond the halfway line on a wind-aided
punt. He came back to play/challenge for it just the other side of the
halfway line. The coach went ballistic on the flag screaming that "He can't
be offside, the ball never made it over the line!" Go figure?