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cup of tea 5:22 Sun Sep 19
Have I missed something here? I know that as long as part of the ball touches the corner area line it is allowed BUT the last 3 corners from Luke Shaw have been at least 6 inches OUTSIDE the corner taking area.

1. The lino is there and can CLEARLY see it's an infringement
2. What possible advantage is there doing this anyway?

You cunts?

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gph 2:17 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
It's a signal to the other players as to where the ball's going to be put.

If it had the same meaning for all teams, any advantage you'd get from knowing where the ball was going but the opposition not knowing would be lost.

So I'm guessing teams change what it means from match to match. Or even at half time.

El Scorchio 2:16 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
We used to do the same thing in our teams RE: arm signals. Let's the players in the box know what to expect and where to get to.

With this silly fashion of placing it almost outside the quadrant when taking them, it seems utterly pointless to me. Any advantage gained if at all must be absolutely miniscule by placing the ball a couple of inches closer when you're about to kick it 30-40 metres toward a scrum of players with so many variables at play. It would be barely worth it for a penalty kick to give the keeper a nanosecond less time, let alone anything else.

BRANDED 12:38 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
Corners need a rethink

Block 12:36 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
When I played, albeit this is going back a long time 1 arm up meant near post, 2 arms up meant back post.

Not sure if it's the same now tho

Far Cough 12:35 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
It's just a signal to be ready

1964 12:32 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
I've been watching football for 50 years but still don't know what the holding up of arms means when a player takes a corner. Sometimes one arm sometimes two.

Is it where they are going to place the ball?

Someone educate me.

scott_d 11:01 Mon Sep 20
Re: Corners
why not just make the corner area a little bit bigger and say the ball has to sit inside?

would make things allot easier.

Sniper 11:56 Sun Sep 19
Re: Corners
Remember that time etherington got a second yello for arguing with the lino about the ball not being one quadrant when it clearly was?

Fifth Column 11:48 Sun Sep 19
Re: Corners
I'm a qualified ref.

Gary is correct. This has always been the rule but it's only in recent years that players have started doing this regularly

gph 7:53 Sun Sep 19
Re: Corners
It's the obverse of "whole of the ball has to be over the line" rule for goals, goalkicks, corners and throw-ins to be given.

Although it's annoying when the ball is so close to being illegally placed that the lino has to get an aerial view to make sure.

This happened several times with their corners, and is surely a disadvantage if they want to take a quick kick and the lino's in the way, just doing his job.

the coming of gary 5:37 Sun Sep 19
Re: Corners
Yes, you have missed something - part of the ball needs to be 'breaking' the line when viewed from overhead ; It doesnt have to physically touch the line

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