On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 9:53:31 AM UTC-4, PeterWD wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Jul 2018 05:50:40 -0700 (PDT), "Peter T. Daniels"
> <***@verizon.net> wrote:
> >On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 7:49:18 AM UTC-4, PeterWD wrote:
> >> On Sun, 8 Jul 2018 10:52:07 +0100, the Omrud <***@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >On 08/07/2018 03:58, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> >> >> On Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 7:04:03 PM UTC-4, bill van wrote:
> >> >>> You'll know by now that England is headed for the semi-finals. Still
> >> >>> possible is an England-Belgium final, which
> >> >>> would be lovely: two exciting offensive teams whose scoring stars are
> >> >>> just reaching their primes.
> >> >> Does actual skill have anything to do with it? It seems like just about
> >> >> every (important) match has been decided by "penalty kicks." (What are
> >> >> they penalizing them for?)
> >> >Not that I'm the person to explain football, but the style of free kick
> >> >used to decide a match on "penalties" is the one previously only awarded
> >> >for a foul in the penalty area. They've pressed it into service for
> >> >another purpose but failed to change its name.
What would it cost them to change the name?
The NYS Legislature decided that NYC's MBTA -- Metropolitan Bridge and
Tunnel Authority, part of the MTA, the Metropolitan Transit Authority,
shall change the name of the Verrazano Bridge to Verrazzano Bridge. The
documentary grounds for this are doubtful -- apparently he spelled it both
ways -- and it means changing a large number of road signs, reprinting
many different maps, probably amending legislation, ...
(But the governor hasn't signed it yet.)
> >> This article was published yesterday about the origin of the penalty
> >> kick:
> >> https://news.sky.com/story/the-goalkeeper-from-northern-ireland-who-invented-footballs-penalty-kick-11428970
> >> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_kick_(association_football)#History>
> >That's all very nice, and wasn't a bad idea, but it doesn't answer the
> >(Which was, why should most matches be decided by penalty kicks instead
> >of by playing the game, and why should the final showdown be called
> "penalty kicks" are used if the match has gone to full time (90 minutes
> play) and the score is a draw, and there has then been a period of
> "extra time" (30 minutes play) and still there is a draw.
> If the game were to be continued normally it could last a long time.
> "penalty kicks"/"penalties" is a colloquialism for this final shoot-out.
> In the Laws of the Game the kicks are referred to as "Kicks from the
> penalty mark".
> The penalty mark is the white dot on the ground where the ball will be
> positioned to be kicked when a penalty has been awarded.
> The "Kicks from the penalty mark" are conducted in the same way as kicks
> awarded as a penalty.
So they should be tarred with the same brush?
Any match won by "penalty kicks" is suspect because it involved someone
being penalized for something.
Wasting 90 minutes, maybe.
> >> IFAB consisted of representatives of the four national governing bodies
> >> FA (England), IFA (Ireland), SFA (Scotland) and FAW (Wales).
> >> Each FA had one vote.
> >> (Today IFAB has additional representatives appointed by FIFA who have 4
> >> votes. Any change to the Laws of the Game requires a supermajority, at
> >> least 6 out of 8 votes.)
> >> (The IFA today covers only Northern Ireland. In a fit of nationalistic
> >> separatism, soccer in the Irish Republic split off and has its own
> >> governing body, the FAI.)
> >Doesn't speak well of the players ...