A full ban on heading in Football?

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A full ban on heading in Football?

Post by daib0 » 08 Aug 2018, 16:16

Gone are the days when heading the football was akin to heading a lump of concrete, but now this is a complete new departure, if activated. Obviously safety is so important but this would be a huge change - with a ‘less competitive’ nature of football, would people just start to lose interest?

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Re: A full ban on heading in Football?

Post by dunc » 08 Aug 2018, 16:30

I think those of us of a certain age can remember clearly the days of heading a "solid" wet "leaden" leather ball, but surely those days are behind us with the modern synthetic footballs.
More head damage seems to be done nowadays in football through high kicking and a clash of heads, so as long as referees and other officials are on top of these occurances, (which is the instruction), then surely there won't be a need for any reduction of heading in the modern game.
I can understand in school and junior football, whilst the body is still developing, where technical ball skills are being taught, but surely you can't take it out of the amateur or semi-professional game or younger sides associated with the professional teams?

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Re: A full ban on heading in Football?

Post by bristleposh » 08 Aug 2018, 17:20

daib0 wrote:
08 Aug 2018, 16:16
Gone are the days when heading the football was akin to heading a lump of concrete, but now this is a complete new departure, if activated. Obviously safety is so important but this would be a huge change - with a ‘less competitive’ nature of football, would people just start to lose interest?

See here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45110282
What a load of pony. Next thing you know they'll ban adverts for CoCo Pops and McDonalds
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Re: A full ban on heading in Football?

Post by dunc » 08 Aug 2018, 17:42

Or worse! - they could start taxing the pleasures in life - like chocolate, fizzy drinks, alcohol, driving ........... oh wait

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