What would happen if the offside rule in soccer was removed?

At some point in the game there was no offside rule.

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    You'd have more long balls and 'cherry-picking' where lazy attackers would stand way up the pitch.  A defender obviously would have to mark him.  This opens up the midfield and encourages less creative attacks.  

    The original NASL used an offside line 35 yards from goal as a compromise.  It allowed aging players to extend their playing careers by not having to run as much.  

  • snafu
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The world would implode.  We’ve seen many times what happens when they mess with the offside rule.  Utter chaos.

  • Adam
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Basically the forwards would push further up the pitch. There has always been a version of the offside rule in football though. The first rules in 1863 had a version of the offside rule in them.

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