IFAB to extend five substitutes rule for 2020-21 season

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I don't mind having 10+ subs on the bench.

But being able to make 5 is silly - especially when it comes to say Man City vs. a smaller club. It's not good from a competitive standpoint at all.
 
If we are going to change things,lets do more.We should be allowed to change kits at half time.
Imagine beating West ham 4 nil at their place them coming out for the restart in clown boots and Ra-Ra skirts? And while they are nervously waiting to kick off,we could be doing the "it aint half hot mum" end credits dance.
I feel it would give us an edge...
 

Airfixx

Fucking pay me!!!
This has been mentioned in a few other thread but its pretty big news so I thought it was worth it's own.

Exclusive: IFAB to extend five substitutes rule to cover all...

Five substitutions per game is a reform that could be here to stay – so how will it change the game?

So I think the genie is out of the bottle on this one and I would be very surprised if it goes back to 3 subs, 18 player match day squads in 2022. We could see some hybrid (4 and 20, for instance), but 5 subs and 23 player match day squads may be the new norm going forward.

This has pretty large tactical and competitive implications and is likely the biggest change the sport, since, well, 1995 when three subs were allowed.

The fact that Mourinho has not taken advantage of this rule now is extremely discouraging. Hopefully this ruling will make him adapt a bit more for these last 5 matches.

"Will it change the game...?"

Yeh, Just helps clubs with a bazzilion oil-dollar bench.
 
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This has been mentioned in a few other thread but its pretty big news so I thought it was worth it's own.

Exclusive: IFAB to extend five substitutes rule to cover all...

Five substitutions per game is a reform that could be here to stay – so how will it change the game?

So I think the genie is out of the bottle on this one and I would be very surprised if it goes back to 3 subs, 18 player match day squads in 2022. We could see some hybrid (4 and 20, for instance), but 5 subs and 23 player match day squads may be the new norm going forward.

This has pretty large tactical and competitive implications and is likely the biggest change the sport, since, well, 1995 when three subs were allowed.

The fact that Mourinho has not taken advantage of this rule now is extremely discouraging. Hopefully this ruling will make him adapt a bit more for these last 5 matches.
 
I don't mind having 10+ subs on the bench.

But being able to make 5 is silly - especially when it comes to say Man City vs. a smaller club. It's not good from a competitive standpoint at all.

I said exactly the same when this was mooted before the restart. Would love to see the PL adopt the 10 man bench like Italy, but keep subs to 3 or 4 max.
 

Nutter-Naylor

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If we are going to change things,lets do more.We should be allowed to change kits at half time.
Imagine beating West ham 4 nil at their place them coming out for the restart in clown boots and Ra-Ra skirts? And while they are nervously waiting to kick off,we could be doing the "it aint half hot mum" end credits dance.
I feel it would give us an edge...

You can be Lofty. I'll probably be Gloria.
 
Jose made 4 substitutes against Sheffield United when we were chasing the game, we haven't lost another game since the change in rules and changing multiple positions for fresh legs is a risk when you're leading/getting something out of the game.

We were also missing some players and have clear fitness issues and a lack of depth in the squad. So you're talking shit, again.
Also, Mou didn't use any subs against Manchester United to counter the Pogba sub that changed the match, and didn't make the last two subs against Sheffield United until after we were down 2-0 when it was obvious before that occurred that something needed to be changed.

Outside of striker, where our depth is wingers, we have Son, Lucas, Lamela, Dele, Lo Celso, Gedson, Sessegnon and Bergwijn that can play on the wings, Dele, Lo Celso, Sissoko, Ndombele, Winks, Skipp and Gedson that can play in the midfield. That's 12 players for 5 spots. There's no reason why those spots shouldn't be heavily rotated since he can now utilize 5 subs a match, and it's not happening.
 
Good news for football all round
Not really. It certainly benefits clubs with strong benches, hence why Liverpool and City have been its main proponents. It’ll certainly benefit us, and Chelsea too, but I can see it even working against teams like Leicester and Everton, never mind those teams in the bottom half of the table.

Edit: sorry dear chap, I didn’t bother checking the link or the date you posted it. I see you were agreeing it was good the motion got rejected. Makes my response kind of irrelevant!
 
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