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Started by spartak on May 14, 2019 7:56:42 AM
EPL innovations for next season
spartak - 14 May 2019 07:58:28 (#1 of 105)

I definitely agree with not booking a player who removes his shirt while celebrating his goal.

I still want to see 30 minute halves with the clock being stopped everytime the ball goes out of play, or there is a substitution being made etc.

mememe - 14 May 2019 07:59:35 (#2 of 105)

Yes: a rugby league style timekeeper would help football a lot.

Arjuna - 14 May 2019 08:04:29 (#3 of 105)

I don't see the need for a fourth substitute

Moschops - 14 May 2019 08:06:07 (#4 of 105)

I like football's timekeeping as it is.

Hopefully loan number restrictions will mean employment limits aren't required, would also make loaning to clubs in the same division verboten (except for emergency keeper loans).

Make it the referees call when to stop play for an injury, stop the putting the ball out stuff.

Get rid of the stupid arch and plinth before the games.

Commit to never ever having VAR.

Moschops - 14 May 2019 08:07:25 (#5 of 105)

Clubs can only sign a manager who is employed by someone else during the transfer windows

mememe - 14 May 2019 08:11:03 (#6 of 105)

Replace bookings with a 10 minute sin bin.

Enforce sanctions for abusing the referee.

Arjuna - 14 May 2019 08:14:45 (#7 of 105)

Chelsea may be able to use their huge loan squad to get round the transfer ban but in other ways their system is failing. They have let some excellent players fall through the net Salah, De Bruyne, Lukaku and now their brightest prospect Huson-Odoi wants out.

fogger - 14 May 2019 08:27:54 (#8 of 105)

Stop TV/radio interviewers saying: '[Manager X], what did you think of the penalty decision?'

MontyPeculiar - 14 May 2019 09:19:43 (#9 of 105)

No substitutions after 85 mins.

TommyDGNR8 - 14 May 2019 09:22:46 (#10 of 105)

Clubs can only sign a manager who is employed by someone else during the transfer windows

...and it should be subject to a transfer fee as a player would be.

spartak - 14 May 2019 09:32:22 (#11 of 105)

Aren't they already, Tommy? Leicester had to pay Celtic to get Brenda IIRC.

AlanII - 14 May 2019 09:39:25 (#12 of 105)

Wasn't that more a case of buying out his contract?

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 09:47:01 (#13 of 105)

United payed Molde for Ole's services when he went permanent but I think that was more a goodwill gesture.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 May 2019 09:48:23 (#14 of 105)

Everytime you win a goal you have to take a player off.

CarlosFandango - 14 May 2019 09:50:48 (#15 of 105)

Six goals if you boot it out of the stadium.

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 09:51:44 (#16 of 105)

Everytime you win a goal

This is how my mum speaks about football.

You just reminded me of my mum hats.

That made me smile :)

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 May 2019 09:52:30 (#17 of 105)


thisonehasalittlehat - 14 May 2019 09:54:34 (#18 of 105)

Also, you start each season with your point total from the previous season as a handicap. If you've just been promoted you start the season with a handicap of the point score of the lowest team from the last season.

So Man City start on -98, Liverpool on -97, and so on.

Would even things up a bit.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 May 2019 10:01:55 (#19 of 105)

The article says this about the shirt thing: There is just no need for the punishment: it is Victorian, prudish and yet another chip away at any element of spontaneity around the sport.

I wondered about this because I remembered it as a recent innovation. So I looked it up. It was introduced in 2004. That was about the time football was trying to establish a more family friendly atmosphere, wasn't it, after all the hooliganism of the 1980s.

fogger - 14 May 2019 10:03:38 (#20 of 105)

The counter argument is, why do players feel the need to take their shirt off?

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