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prirechnaya5165;2765499 said:Both teams get a chance to play Home & Away. Home teams shouldn't be more scared to play than Away due to this stupid rule. This is very dumb.
reread his post. penalty kicks are terrible; you might as well flip a coin to see who goes on. as for extra time, it's probably the best possible way to settle a draw and thus a first resort, but even it can lead to unfairness/changing the game by favoring the fresher team as opposed to the team that's played 3 games in the last 10 days and forcing managers and players to plan for two completely different fatigue scenarios which are at odds with each other - that is, they might be forced to hold back on a substitution (for a manager) or in their playing style (for players) because they won't know if they'll need the extra energy later.Recrero152;2765560 said:Heh, the solution is simple: If there's a draw, extra time and if it's still even, penalty shootout
the claim to what was "unfair" used to be that the team playing the second leg at home had the advantage ... thus, playing the second leg at home was actually seen as an objective (most notably in the Champions League and other European club competitions) ... once it became a reward for superior performance, or became part of the luck of the draw, such arguments have hardly existed as genuine complaints for a change in system ...Sevillista;2765587 said:Unfair to who?
I disagree. Without an away goal rule, you're more likely to see teams park the bus when playing away from home, and nobody likes to watch that. I don't think it's true that home teams play too carefully now. If there's any truth to that, it's more than compensated by the fact that the away team has to open up more to seek an away goal, making it easier for the home team to score.Recrero152;2765907 said:The away goal rule hinders teams from playing their finest and greatest football, to play it fantastically and for us to watch some incredible play of football; that's why we watch the sport in the first place and the away goal rule hinders that, makes the players play carefully and hinders fantastic plays. Penalty Shootouts for draws, that's a price I think anyone can take in order to watch incredible football, which is what we want, don't we?
Zakov;2767168 said:The away goal rule is not as bad as the "get a yellow card and you'll miss the final rule". Yellow cards are as easy to get and sometimes for the silliest decisions given the standard of refereeing nowadays.
Now that is stupid.