The danger with Julianšs rubric is that it seems to exclude the possibility
of a foul which has no associated card.
On 22/5/06 18:19, "Wickham, Dennis" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Quibbling Patrick's quibble.
> The requirements for OGSO were grounded in XII IFBD 15(before the rewrite of
> the laws.) Direction as an OGSO element was identified in FIFA's 1991
> memorandum. It isn't just a USSF analysis.
> The zig-zag question haunts me.
> Julian Carosi writes:
> "One way for a Referee to monitor an oncoming possible denial of a goal
> scoring opportunity, is whilst the attacking player is making his way towards
> the opponents goal, think in your mind, "yellow, yellow, red, red, yellow" to
> correspond with the varying direction that the attacker is moving with the
> ball towards the goal. Think "yellow" when the attacker is moving away from
> goal, and think "Red" when he is moving directly towards the goal. If a foul
> is then committed on the attacker, and he is denied a clear goal scoring
> opportunity - the Referee will have already made his mind up to either
> send-off the perpetrator because the attacker was moving towards goal, or to
> just caution him, because the attacker was moving away from goal."
> Robert Evans, however, is equally persuasive:
> "In some of the instructions I have heard being given to referees, those
> instructions have been far too literal with the phrase "towards the...goal",
> as though any slight deviation from a direct line heading to somewhere
> between the posts is sufficient to eliminate the possibility of the defender
> being sent off. That was not the purpose, nor the intent of this law when it
> was introduced.
> In the case [zig-zag example], the forward goes to the left of the
> goalkeeper, who then brings him down. If the 'keeper had not fouled the
> forward, would a goal have been scored? That is the key question, NOT the
> exact geometric alignment of the path taken by the attacking player. Ask
> yourself why the goalkeeper, knowing he was going to be beaten, fouled the
> forward. He committed the foul to prevent the forward scoring! And so the
> DOGSO must be punished appropriately. To do anything less is to arbitrarily
> decide that you are going to rebel against the decision taken by the
> International Board of FIFA, the decision that was intended to change the
> game by eliminating these cynical fouls."
> PS: Mr. Evans has posted his thoughts on the Champion's League incident.
> The title: "He who does not hesitate is lost."
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> Subject: Re: For those who haven't seen the big play...
> Ed is exactly correct. "Momentary changes of direction" do not negate DOGSO.
> One minor quibble: Although the 4 D's are USSF instruction to help us
> understand DOGSO, they are not necessarily applicable in a UEFA competition.
> I really doubt that the referee was standing there thinking "Now what do the
> four D's stand for?" :)
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