Wednesday, February 08, 2006


I got this from OleOle. Interesting stuff.

A BBC discussion board explain offside rules in female terms. The metaphor should make it much more easier for them to understand it. Here are the discussions by different people.

"You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you must have.The female shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with desire.Both of you have forgotten your purses.It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no money to pay for the shoes.The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and sees your dilemma.She prepares to throw her purse to you. If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper and buy the shoes. At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and,*whilst it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and buy the shoes. Always remembering that until the purse has *actually been thrown* it would be plain wrong to be forward of the other shopper."

"However if you were loitering by the till checking out the gift cards you are technically NOT INTEREFERING WITH PURCHASE and can be in that position when the 'purse is thrown'. The purse must be allowed to fall to the floor before you can pick it up and buy the shoes though."

"I think the whole offside issue should be complicated a bit more by saying that the attacking player is not offside if the ball is passed to him by a header.You could go one further and say that the attacking player is not offside if the ball has been played through the legs of any member of the defending team to the player in the offside position."

"I enter the shop and nob the first bird allowing the second bird to purchase her shoes - am i interferring with play ?? "


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