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If you look at goals scored through history we are probably not really scoring less goals, players are fitter and hitting balls harder than ever and the balls have changed massively so don't see the need..

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Goal size is 8' high and 24' wide.

Simple solution is make it 8 X 25 feet.

 

In other words, shots which currently hit the post would go in. That would equate to approximately one extra goal a game on average.  

 

I'd leave the height alone.  Small kids who dream of being keepers should still be allowed to dream.   Ron Springett was told by his local team Fulham, that he was too small.

 

 

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8 hours ago, behindthegoal said:

Some suggestions that the FA should review the size of the goalmouth.  The argument is that since the size of the goal area was first introduced, the demographics of the population has grown so that goalkeepers are taller and occupy a greater percentage of the area between the goal posts and therefore making it more difficult for players to score.  What do you think?

Anyone know a good medium so they can ask Fatty Foulkes his opinion?

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8 hours ago, behindthegoal said:

Some suggestions that the FA should review the size of the goalmouth.  The argument is that since the size of the goal area was first introduced, the demographics of the population has grown so that goalkeepers are taller and occupy a greater percentage of the area between the goal posts and therefore making it more difficult for players to score.  What do you think?

 

Load of BO LAX. We could ask refs not to venture into 6 yard box asking players not to foul each other. Eats away at our time two and three lectures per corner  and free kick.

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7 hours ago, Manwë said:

The size is fine, it's the shape that's the problem.

 

In all seriousness, when was the last time you saw a square football?  Never!   Then why do we have square goals?  Answers on a postcard.

 

It means the corners of the goals can never be truly met because the radius of the ball leaves gaps between the post/grass/crossbar, therefore the ball can't go in 100% of the goal, more like 97% of the goal.  3% is actually quite significant, especially considering how many millions of people watch/play football every week.  

 

An oval or egg-shaped would be more relevant 

 

Visit your GP.

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6 hours ago, S72 Owl said:

Can you imagine Womens football with even bigger nets!

I think I read a couple of years back that the average height of a male goalkeeper when the football league started is similar to that of a female goalkeeper today.

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9 hours ago, Manwë said:

The size is fine, it's the shape that's the problem.

 

In all seriousness, when was the last time you saw a square football?  Never!   Then why do we have square goals?  Answers on a postcard.

 

It means the corners of the goals can never be truly met because the radius of the ball leaves gaps between the post/grass/crossbar, therefore the ball can't go in 100% of the goal, more like 97% of the goal.  3% is actually quite significant, especially considering how many millions of people watch/play football every week.  

 

An oval or egg-shaped would be more relevant 

Go back to Year 4.

 

The goals are not in the form of a square, they are in the form of a rectangle. 

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Surely with technology today it should be possible to have goals that change in size as players get closer to them. Goals could shrink in size as players got nearer to them thus encouraging long range shots which we all love. I’m sure goals could also have a car tyre sized ring in each corner so that a ball going through those could count double as well. Making it more exciting if teams were two goals down. The rings could even be virtual so the amount of points awarded for a goal would have to go to VAR. Just imagine how exciting that would be! 

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Ice hockey has much smaller nets than football, and shorter games, yet they have more goals. So what can football borrow from ice hockey? 1) Bring the nets forward a few yards and allow play to continue around the back. 2) Use a smaller ball. Why bother changing every net in the country when players can use a mini football instead?

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No need to increase the size of the goals.

 

Just bring in a new rule that goal keepers cannot be taller tham 5' 6".lol

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22 hours ago, behindthegoal said:

Some suggestions that the FA should review the size of the goalmouth.  The argument is that since the size of the goal area was first introduced, the demographics of the population has grown so that goalkeepers are taller and occupy a greater percentage of the area between the goal posts and therefore making it more difficult for players to score.  What do you think?

 

But players have got fitter and stronger, balls lighter and therefore able to hit more power and get more movement on a ball, therefore harder to save. Make em smaller!

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Adjustable nets. 

 

If you turn up with a 6'10 keeper it's made bigger then if you turn up with a 4'3 keeper. 

 

That'll teach em 

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On 19/05/2022 at 21:07, bobness said:

 

The Americans proposed this when they were selected to host the 94 World Cup. To enable stronger viewership, they wanted a higher score count so that the game would be more exciting (and in line with American sports). 

 

Fact. 

 

Americans

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On 19/05/2022 at 11:58, Manwë said:

The size is fine, it's the shape that's the problem.

 

In all seriousness, when was the last time you saw a square football?  Never!   Then why do we have square goals?  Answers on a postcard.

 

It means the corners of the goals can never be truly met because the radius of the ball leaves gaps between the post/grass/crossbar, therefore the ball can't go in 100% of the goal, more like 97% of the goal.  3% is actually quite significant, especially considering how many millions of people watch/play football every week.  

 

An oval or egg-shaped would be more relevant 

or a square ball 

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On 19/05/2022 at 22:08, Sova said:

Ice hockey has much smaller nets than football, and shorter games, yet they have more goals. So what can football borrow from ice hockey? 1) Bring the nets forward a few yards and allow play to continue around the back. 2) Use a smaller ball. Why bother changing every net in the country when players can use a mini football instead?

Jeez we had enough trouble players playing with those blade cleats thingys not sure playing in ice skates would improve player safety 

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