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Penalty Shoot Outs

Discussion in 'Football' started by Brown Nose, May 3, 2017.

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  1. Brown Nose

    Brown Nose Well-Known Member

    This is the first time that I've seen any thought given to changing the technicalities of the shootout.

    My idea would be for their to be only one player as penalty taker for each side taking all five penalties. This would ensure that there is some greater element of skill involved, i.e. having to vary their approach as well as putting the responsibility on one player to be the hero/villain. If the tie isn't decided after five penalties from the two designated opposing players, another player would come forward to take them until he's done five himself and so on.

    Any other thoughts?

  2. glyn

    glyn Well-Known Member

    I like the proposal on the table, think it's quite sensible.

    Something else that must be a skewing factor (he says without any data) is the end that they shoot at but can't see how you can do anything about that without completely disturbing the flow of the shootout. I suppose you could swap ends after a certain number of pens.

    Not sure about your idea BN, would much rather getting a sense of the depth of skill and mental strength in the team than just seeing a Messi v Ronaldo shoot out. Or in our case seeing Mahrez try five different little dinky penalties.
  3. Feriol

    Feriol Well-Known Member

    You could have each team take penalties at the end where their own fans are.

    Give the team with the most shots on target the advantage (according to the article) of going first. With shots on goal and possession being used in the event of a tie.

    You could even use the above metrics to decide a winner if it's a draw after five penalties.

    Might encourage more attacking play, particularly in extra time.
  4. homer

    homer Well-Known Member

    Do what I do with my lads in training

    Once you've taken your penalty, you go in goal to face the next opposition penalty

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  5. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    Have a designated supporter to fight to the death.

    Would boost ratings and increase revenue.
  6. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    I have a supporter in mind already.
  7. Robin127

    Robin127 Well-Known Member

    I think the Russian sports minister has already suggested something similar.
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  8. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    Bernie. Savage little bugger
  9. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    That's going to far, Robbie wasn't like that.
  10. FOX Franks

    FOX Franks Well-Known Member

    My word, you must be right. That wordplay is beyond anything us normals might achieve.
  11. FIF

    FIF Well-Known Member

    You wordsmith.
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