Originally Posted by clem young
Watched recorded MOTD , and especially MG Pedersons astounding corner kick....asked about it Mary Poppins and Hanson implied that maybe Yakubu had touched it before...while stationary.
FACT; The ball must travel it's own circumference before it is deemed in play from a dead ball situation (23 inches if I recall correctly), making absolute nonesense of their comments or even doubts...and that's from ex-professional players...makes you think doesn't it?
According to LOAF
the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.
Distance is no longer specified.
Nevertheless, in this case I don't think Yakubu even touched the ball, never mind moved it, therefore the ref should have blown and ordered a free kick to Wigan from the place where Pedersen touched the ball a second time. IMHO.
Originally Posted by Euro Plums
You say that but it applies to a kick off too. Plus the ball must go forwards. How many times have you seen it kicked 2 inches backwards and that passes as a kick off? About every time these days.
Refs just do not care about the finer points anymore. Such as corners which are generally placed outside of the quadrant.
From a kick off the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forwards.