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But it's the way we play, trying to make forward passes on to forward runs to players who can run in behind teams, and you're going to be offside sometimes with the enthusiasm for it rather than being too fast.
The decision was widely criticised after changes to the interpretation of the offside rule this summer and the Premier League - in conjunction with referees' body PGMOL - clarified the situation on Friday, and stated that an error had been made.
I'm in favour of going back to the original law: If you're offside, you're offside.
In summary, a player will be offside if he "clearly attempts to play a ball which is close to him/her when this action impacts on an opponent or makes an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball.
BOOKED 1 SENTOFF 0 ONTARGET 1 OFF TARGET 8 HIT W/WORK 1 CORNERS 5 OFFSIDE 2 FOULS 6 REFEREE: Brian Colvin CELTIC 1 Stokes 9 Celtic: Forster, Matthews, Ambrose, van Dijk, Izaguirre, Forrest, Brown, Johansen, Samaras (Griffiths 63), Commons (Boerrigter 84), Stokes (Balde 76).
There is no-one more of an admirer than I of Gareth Barry, but he has nudged the first (goal) and changed the course of the ball standing a yard offside," said Bruce.
And, after Mohamed Diame had levelled, Martinez was left with an even bigger sense of injustice when Juan Mata bagged a stoppage-time winner from what the Wigan boss felt was also an offside position.
The midfielder handled an incoming cross before firing home on the turn but the effort was disallowed because the assistant referee flagged Connor Wickham offside.
And the offside coin - complete with a helpful diagram - was designed in homage to the beautiful game by London sports journalist Neil Wolfson.
London based journalist Neil Wolfson has designed the coin and with the help of a diagram it explains the basics of the offside rule.
Three minutes after the restart, Nuns drove up-field but lost possession, and a succession of fly-hacks saw Kendal getting deep into Nuneaton territory, and an offside decision gave Boardley another penalty, which he kicked successfully.
FRANZ BECKENBAUER was a wonderful player, but I disagree with him when he says the offside rule is too complicated and needs changing.