Alex Sapphire wrote:
I intepret rule 8 there as it being a non-contact rule
Basketball and Field Hockey are non contact sports. Football is not.
Your Rule 8 says you cant kick someone to get the ball off them. It does not say contact is illegal, just certain types of contact.
Don't please rely on that site for "soccer" knowledge. I have never heard 70% of the terms it defines
basketball is actually a contact sport as well. You are allowed a certain amount of physical contact, and in fact, if you aren't very physical you probably aren't right for it defensively or offensively. Offensively you have to be strong to play in the post and back a defender down, and defenders use their bodies a lot to make contact and keep their position and space. It's gotten more restrictive in the last few years tho for sure. Still, there is loads of contact. And the contact on fouls is sometimes very fierce. No fucking about. Allen Iverson was notorious for getting hacked like crazy because he was fearless with his body...similar to SWP in a lot of ways.
Back on topic...Rag Hater has always been a douche. Just for the record. I was feeling really excited at how physical and imposing we were last weekend. it was fantastic. We have the depth and skill to win a lot of different types of matches. And "thuggery" isn't one of those skills.
Also, of note to Ragster -- what the fucl is the "EPL"?