Is the FIH right to scrap own goal rule?
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  • Iqbal Khan - 8 years ago

    Encourage more open play. PC requires ball to goes beyond the dotted line and with 4 defenders. It more dangerous with the drag flick in PC than hard hit to circle !

  • Iqbal Khan - 8 years ago

    Encourage more open play. PC requires ball to goes beyond the dotted line and with 4 defenders. It more dangerous with the drag flick in PC than hard hit to circle !

  • Andy Smith - 8 years ago

    surely for credibility and continuity of fairness in the results for 2013/14 the own goal rule should run the course of the entire season to scrap it halfway through will give uneven results and will have cost clubs points and league placing

  • Adam Bloomfield - 8 years ago

    So we take then that it will revert back to the long corner rule? I thought the rule was very flimsy at best, we have a "D" in hockey and its possibly the greatest restriction / tactical challenge within the game, + to bring hockey down to the level of other sports such as football, is just plain silly, we changed the offside rule and made the game awesome (although i was great at beating the trap) hockey is meant to be difficult and tactically challenging that's why we play it right?

  • Andy Barber - 8 years ago

    The own goal rule encouraged dangerous hitting into the goal, the rule about free hits in the attacking 23 was brought in to discourage dangerous hits into the D by having to move the ball 5 mtrs, I think the FIH have got themselves into a muddle, do they want hits smashed into the D or encourage creativity from open play.

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