Monday 24 January 2011

The Offside Rule and Offside Trap in Football

Given the current controversy, it may be helpful for KAMs to have a precise definition at top of mind…?

The above is offside because the red number 10 is in front of all of the defenders, leaving only the goalkeeper back which isn't enough players to play him onside. This position may have been forced by the defenders moving forward in what is called the offside trap.

A player is not in an offside position if:

- he is in his own half of the field of play

- he is level with the second last opponent

- he is level with the last two opponents

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who are you, Andy Gray's brother?