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north korean lols

Discussion in 'World Cup 2010 South Africa' started by strung out, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. strung out

    strung out (",)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jun/03/north-korea-world-cup-goalkeeper-gamble :facepalm:

     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Maybe he'll fall down the stairs getting off the plane :hmm:
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Well, that answers that "what if?" :D
     
  4. Silva

    Silva This went well.

    The question here is if the player has any history of playing in both goal and field positions, except in last resort situations. If he has, this ruling is backwards, if he doesn't, it's a cheeky little move that was shot down according to regulations.

    However, I think it should be up to each team to decide how many goalkeepers they want to bring. The risk is all theirs.
     
  5. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    I read somewhere today, that there are 2 international goalies (possibly the paraguyan one who took penalties in free kicks) and maybe a columbian one who scored more goals than Emil Heskey has so far in his international career :confused:
     
  6. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I have plans to go watch them play against Brazil. I shall be cheering on NK.
     
  7. strung out

    strung out (",)

    jose chilavert and rene higuita! they played more games though so not really fair...
     
  8. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    that's the two, ta

    they were goalies though, so goal scoring opportunities are more limited , maybe if heskey went in goal, he might score more ?
     
  9. stupid dogbot

    stupid dogbot Haughty and Superior

    In goal though, presumably...
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    I've always supported the Koreans, Japanese etc.

    Some of their games have been the most excting I've watched in World Cups
     
  11. The Master

    The Master New Member

    i nope they do the shock of the tourament against Brazil, Portgual and Ivory Coast
    thats why the World Cup is great
     
  12. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    Didn't realise they had to select 3 GK's. Just thought that was the obvious safe option to choose.
     
  13. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Fuck you Dave!

  14. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Nope, very specifically in the rules, though I still haven't found a definitive reason why they're so explicit about it.

    A draw against one perhaps, but a shock against all three? The World Cup isn't that great ;)
     
  15. StanSmith

    StanSmith Three Lions on my shirt

    Great ive had a little bet on them to concede the most goals in the tournament
     
  16. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    This^

    North Korea have been tripped up by a shit rule that shouldn't exist.
     
  17. TrippyLondoner

    TrippyLondoner Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised one of the countries didn't know about this rule, does make me wonder how clear Fifa made it.
     
  18. Yu_Gi_Oh

    Yu_Gi_Oh 天天好心情

  19. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    I think that a team should be allowed to name whatever team it wants. If they only take 2 keepers and they get an injury just dont let them make any call ups to the squad as they took the risk and it didnt pay off.

    What would happen if say England had an injury crisis and wanted to put Rob Green up front, do you really think FIFA would object?
     
  20. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Exactly. It's a ridiculous rule.
     
  21. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    I think, and I could be wrong on this, but originally world cup squads were limited to 22, which meant taking 3 goalies was a bit of a luxery. Problem was that whenever injury struck the teams would appeal to FIFA to get a new keeper flown out.

    So in order to stop all this FIFA agreed to increase the squad size by 1 to allow for the extra keeper, but they didnt want teams taking the piss so they insisted on it only being a keeper.

    To be honest I don't know why anyone has a problem with the rule, it's quite clear. 20 outfield players is plenty enough.
     
  22. where to

    where to Well-Known Member

    since when in the history of football has there been any differentiation between a goalie and an outfield player, other than what they are allowed to do in the box when they are on the pitch.

    total joke of a rule.
     
  23. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    I presume the 23rd player is the third keeper - even with the three, you've still got 20 outfield players

    All the time I should think, give he's the one who is allowed to used his hands in the penalty area.
     
  24. Havent you just answered your own question?
     
  25. aylee

    aylee In exile in Haringay

    Since the rules provide that a goalkeeper and outfield player can change places provided that the ref is notified, why don't they just name him as 'keeper and another keeper as an outfield player, and then swap them in the first minute of the game?

    To see FIFA's silly rules so easily circumvented would provide even more LOLs in my opinion. :)
     
  26. frogwoman

    frogwoman Whatever's meant to go here.

    Good on NK, I will be supporting them if SA and England get knocked out !!
     
  27. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    What good on NK that they have not read the rules? :confused:
     
  28. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Is this explained in the rules?
     
  29. frogwoman

    frogwoman Whatever's meant to go here.

    No I mean good on them for qualifying!!
     
  30. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Dunno.

    In my experience of rules / laws the explanations are not included and you have to ask the relevant persons for clarification.

    I suspect that they would have explained it fully when they changed the rule, NK have been affiliated to FIFA for a long time as far as I know.

    I knew the rule, NK either hadnt bothered to understand the rules or tried to pull a fast one. Either way it's quite funny.
     

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