The Six New Rule Changes For The Premier League in 2019/20
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 13:35
There are six significant rule changes that will be introduced into the Premier League next season here we look at them including the date for the fixtures being released.
The six significant rules being implemented are as follows.
If the ball hits an attacker’s arm during the build-up to a goal it will be disallowed regardless if it was accidental or otherwise.
An attacking player is no longer allowed in the wall at free kicks and opponent players must stand at least a metre away.
The goalkeepers must have one foot on the line while the penalty is being taken and ‘keepers are also no longer allowed to touch the posts before the kick.
Cards for coaches
Coaches will now be punished the same way as players with referees allowed to brandish yellow and red cards to off-field staff.
Old fashioned drop balls will NOT be used any more and now the giving the ball back to the last team in possession will be the formality.
Whenever a player is substituted, they must exit the field at the nearest point.
This has been introduced to stop players on the opposite side of the pitch walking to the far dugout late on in games.
For once most of these rules seem fairly sensible, although I can't see the points of keepers not being allowed to touch the posts, for some keepers ts a bit of superstition, it seems to give no advantage or disadvantage either way and only complicates matters for referee's is a keeper should accidentally touch the post without thinking..
The fixtures for the coming season will be released at 9am on Thursday 13th June so in a little over three weeks time we will all be able to plan our lives again
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