Re: Strange Football Rules- Past or Present
I remember when the seconds rule came in instead of steps, for goalies, and the refs being initially fucking dying to penalise keepers for holding onto the ball too long. It was the season after we'd been relegated and were playing Sheff Utd away on the telly. We were in that horrific gold away top and got humped 2-0, and Perez gave away a free-kick for holding onto the ball a microsecond too long.
They sort of lost the heart to apply the rule after a while.
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs