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So looks like we are going to be the first game in premier League next weekend against arsenal to have this trialed .

Think it's great that we have finally acknowledged this as a major problem in the game and fully support this to go ahead

What i would like to know is , what will be the punishment handed out to teams for trying to use this as an advantage ( Mr pep and Mr klopp trying to use this as a work around to use the extra sub that they have been crying out for. )???

I am a big follower of rugby union and it is worth googling bloodgate to see how teams attempt to use these type of rules to an advantage

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54 minutes ago, pete101 said:

So looks like we are going to be the first game in premier League next weekend against arsenal to have this trialed .

Think it's great that we have finally acknowledged this as a major problem in the game and fully support this to go ahead

What i would like to know is , what will be the punishment handed out to teams for trying to use this as an advantage ( Mr pep and Mr klopp trying to use this as a work around to use the extra sub that they have been crying out for. )???

I am a big follower of rugby union and it is worth googling bloodgate to see how teams attempt to use these type of rules to an advantage

I just don’t see the potential misuse of this as an issue. The big teams rarely even use all three of their current substitutions. Faking a concussion isn’t massively likely to me and if so how many times realistically could teams get away with it?

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What are the rules around it?

If a player suffers a concussion after three minutes of the game, does his team get to make a 'concussion' substitution or just a regular substitution?

For me, the additional substitute available for concussion should only be available after all three of the regular substitutions have been made - there's plenty of scope to replace the player from the existing substitutes until that point.

I guess the protocols are designed to remove from teams the temptation to force a player with a concussion to play on. I'm sure there would still be a reluctance from teams to use a first substitution to do that and I know that would make the way I've proposed it difficult, but some of that I think will be reliant on a huge question in this - who is it that will diagnose a concussion?

In order for this to work, for me we need independent Doctors at games to make those decisions, we can't leave that to the teams themselves - we simply can't trust them.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, NoelVilla said:

Article from BBC. "To avoid potential abuse of the rule, opposition teams will also be able to make a change at the same time."

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55352368

Doesn’t really avoid abuse of the rule though when Man City would likely have Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus or Ferran Torres to bring on and we’d have Neil Taylor.

I just don’t think it would take long to realise that teams were abusing it if a player was going off every game with potential concussion.

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