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Grass Hockey bans "Acts of Simulation"
« on: September 05, 2022, 12:38:17 pm »
Yes, it's true. The Champions League of European Futbol AKA Soccer has instructed their referees to crack down on "acts of simulation" and to show "fingertip feeling" whilst handling matches.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/champions-league-refs-told-to-punish-acts-of-simulation-1.6053280

So no longer will players be able to fly through the air like they just stepped on a land mine if another player gently brushes past them. Forget rolling around in agony like your leg has just been lopped off. Unless you've been hit by an actual sniper you cannot collapse to the ground like a sack of potatoes if someone so much as breathes on you.  referee1
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Re: Grass Hockey bans "Acts of Simulation"
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2022, 01:14:51 pm »
the article reads like it's just more tough talk from UEFA and there's nothing concrete beyond "wanting to punish" that type of behavior.

Most people would point at the players as the root of this problem but they are wrong, it's the REFS. the players are flopping BECAUSE they know the refs will feel pressured to blow that whistle in their mouth. the players are seeking to gain a positional advantage by getting the referee to stop play, and while they're at it they can possibly get the opposing player in trouble with a yellow card (if you get two, you're kicked out of the game with no replacement, royally screwing over your teammates) or a red card (you're outta there straight away)

this problem isn't gonna go away. refs all have distinct reputations, some are known for letting the game play itself, others are very hasty with the whistle. it's up to the refs to deviate from these reputations so that the players don't know how to work the system.

they've implement VAR (video assistant referee) and it hasn't solved goal allow/disallow problems. just this weekend Newcastle United got screwed over by it. so it's more tough talk but i'm skeptical anything is actually changing (yet)
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Re: Grass Hockey bans "Acts of Simulation"
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 01:30:55 pm »
Yes, it's true. The Champions League of European Futbol AKA Soccer has instructed their referees to crack down on "acts of simulation" and to show "fingertip feeling" whilst handling matches.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/champions-league-refs-told-to-punish-acts-of-simulation-1.6053280

So no longer will players be able to fly through the air like they just stepped on a land mine if another player gently brushes past them. Forget rolling around in agony like your leg has just been lopped off. Unless you've been hit by an actual sniper you cannot collapse to the ground like a sack of potatoes if someone so much as breathes on you.  referee1
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Re: Grass Hockey bans "Acts of Simulation"
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2022, 01:47:59 pm »
Damn. That's the only entertainment I derive from watching futebol.

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