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To rephrase myself from upthread, if goals are down 30% vs. 2006, that is after four years in a century old game that had many ups and downs in that number, what most fans think of is not sweeping changes of basic rules. Most fans would
  • debate changes to refereeing;
  • blame vuvuzelas or
  • the sponsored new ball or
  • too long club seasons producing tired top players; or
  • criticise the tactical choices of the coaches (tis is the most common behaviour), or
  • just demand the replacement of the national coach.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jun 15th, 2010 at 05:56:11 PM EST
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I should have added: the World Cup is just one event of football. You want to fiddle with rules also applying to continental championships for national teams and club teams, as well as national championships, national cups, and regional ligas for club teams; based on the first match of potentially seven matches which teams are to play in one tournament held every four years.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 05:45:23 AM EST
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