Rule change ?

kevin o connor

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Has the rule regarding goal kicks and free kicks inside the penalty area changed ? It used to be the ball had to leave the penalty area before it could be played by a team mate. Lately it seems that rule no longer applies. The number of times I have noticed team mates playing the ball before it leaves the area is unbelievable !
 

mickthestick

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Same as the kick off rule were the ball had to go forward first but now you can kick it back , what's the sense behind that one
 

160642fishing

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What's the difference,they used to tap it forward and then play it back,when I played you would tap it to the 'inside forward' ( see Wikipedia for people under 40 ) and then hit it out to the wing and we were taught to play passes a yard or two in front of a player so they could run onto it,now it seems that's been changed to a yard or two behind.
 
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