Paid Members air_raid Posted August 18, 2022 Paid Members Share Posted August 18, 2022 (edited) 9 hours ago, MungoChutney said: Just this weekend I've seen people with a sizeable social media following claiming the ball has to be played forward for a player to be offside. 9 hours ago, seph said: When was the last time an offisde has been called on a sideways or backward pass? I actually can't remember. 20 minutes ago, MungoChutney said: It's fairly rare but Rangers second goal at Vs St Johnstone last weekend was an example albeit the goal stood when it shouldn't have. This is a common misconception because of the rarity of a player standing offside ahead of both ball and last defender, the pass being sideways or backwards, and the player coming back to retrieve the ball where upon they are/should be flagged. People have seen so many goals where the scorer has been beyond the last defender but behind play when receiving it via sideways or backwards pass that they’ve grown to believe the direction of the pass is relevant and not solely the position of the receiving player. Edited August 18, 2022 by air_raid Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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