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So far the group stage second matches goal per match average is 3.25. It seems that we have one of those World Cups when the first group matches are cautious and then points-scoring panic strikes. Like in 1962 and 1974 (incidentally two of the three years with the previous low record of 2 goals/match in the group stage first matches, the third was 1986).

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by DoDo on Thu Jun 17th, 2010 at 06:22:57 PM EST
Not quite good enough for me (but getting there). Case in point: the (unofficially scored) 3-2 match between the U.S. and Slovenia was a great one. I could handle a 4.5 or 5 goals per match average (is that asking for too much?); all we needed to get that for U.S./Slovenia would've been a video replay challenge on the penalty or offsides call that made the real final score 2-2.

fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 01:30:53 PM EST
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But, as for rule changes, do you still wanna move goalposts?

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by DoDo on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 02:29:25 PM EST
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Read this carefully, noting its light-hearted and "I'm not an expert" qualities:

Solution: an adjustable goal mouth: make it wider till the average number of goals per match is, like 6 or 7. Of course, this is a strictly know-nothing American "I want my entertainment" suggestion, and mebbe there are more 'elegant' modifications available. For example, make the goalies wear army boots and/or dark sunglasses.


fairleft
by fairleft (fairleftatyahoodotcom) on Fri Jun 18th, 2010 at 05:17:28 PM EST
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