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Kickin' it.

posted May 31, 2014, 7:23 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 31, 2014, 7:25 PM ]

Kick Off: Taken to start a game, to restart play after a goal has been scored or to start the second half or a new quarter. 
Penalty Kick or PK: Awarded when a defender commits a penal or major foul within the penalty area. T
Direct Free Kick: The ball may be kicked directly into the goal for a score by the player taking the kick. 
Indirect Free Kick: A goal can be scored only if the ball is touched by one or more players from either team, after it is kicked into play and before it enters the goal. 
Goal Kick:  When the attacking team last touches the ball before it crosses over the goal line, the defending team is awarded a goal kick. 
Corner Kick: If a ball goes over the goal line and is last touched by the defending team, the attacking teams is awarded a corner kick. 

How's your luck?

posted May 29, 2014, 9:53 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 31, 2014, 7:28 PM ]

The term unlucky is used whenever a player makes an incorrect decision with the ball. A pass back instead of a turn-and-go or a shot on goal when a cross was the better choice. It's the idea of pushing your luck instead of using your head...with negative results.  In soccer, there are so many decisions that have to be made rapidly. It's better to call a decision unlucky than to say 'you suck'.  The emphasis in development is to make the player think, not to beat him down. Save that mentality for sports where the coaches anger is redirected by the player to physically punish an opponent.   Lucky enough to be good. Good enough to be lucky. Good and lucky. (txsoccer)

You are sooooo good looking!

posted May 29, 2014, 7:00 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated May 29, 2014, 8:43 PM ]

The Beautiful Game is a nickname for association football, first said by the Brazilian footballer Pelé, although football commentator Stuart Hall is the only individual to have claimed to have coined "The Beautiful Game". In his youth, Hall admired Peter Doherty when he went to see Manchester City play at Maine Road and used the term "The Beautiful Game" to describe Doherty's style when playing. Consequently, he used the term "The Beautiful Game" in his commentary career later on in life which popularised the phrase. (Wikipedia)

Why are they doing that?

posted May 19, 2014, 8:24 PM by RCR Webmaster

A dropped-ball (or drop-ball) is a method of restarting play.  It is designed to offer no advantage to either side, generally being awarded when play has been stopped due to reasons other than normal game-play or misconduct. The rules concerning the dropped-ball are part of Law 8 of the Laws of the Game. (Source Wikipedia)

Ball Spin on Throw in.

posted Mar 13, 2014, 1:00 PM by RCR Webmaster

There is no requirement prohibiting spin or rotational movement on a throw in.   

Learn your lines.

posted Dec 2, 2013, 2:54 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Dec 2, 2013, 2:55 PM ]

Corner Kick Placement

posted Sep 3, 2013, 9:31 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Sep 3, 2013, 9:32 PM ]

My Corner Kick Was Awesome! What the...?!

posted Jan 11, 2013, 8:18 AM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jan 11, 2013, 8:24 AM ]

Corner Kicks cannot bend out of bounds and then back into play.   The ball must stay in the field of play even in the air or a goal kick is awarded to the other team.

Own Goal = Corner Kick?

posted Jan 11, 2013, 8:15 AM by RCR Webmaster

According to the laws of the game, if a player puts the ball into their own goal directly from a restart of play (e.g. free kicks, corner kicks, goal kicks etc.) without the ball being touched by any other player, a corner kick is awarded to the other team and not an "own goal" which it would appear to be. Such incidents are extremely rare.

Source: Wikipedia

I've been What megged?

posted Nov 19, 2012, 6:52 PM by RCR Webmaster   [ updated Jan 11, 2013, 8:22 AM ]

The soccer term nutmeg arose because of a practice used in nutmeg exports between America and England. Nutmegs were such a valuable commodity that unscrupulous exporters would mix a helping of wooden replicas into the sacks being shipped to England.   Being nutmegged soon came to imply stupidity on the part of the duped victim and cleverness on the part of the trickster.  It soon caught on in soccer, implying that the player whose legs the ball had been played through had been tricked, or, nutmegged.

(Source Wikipedia)

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