Labour whip Michael Burke said: "As a football referee myself who spends many a Sunday morning debating the offside rule
, I think it is fair to say the offside rule
brings about as much debate as Rob's blog.
He said: "I'm a football fan, I followed the Premier League since its inception and if I had 50p for every time someone had asked me to explain the offside rule
I'd be a very rich man.
A FIFA task force, headed by Beckenbauer, is now coming up with suggestions to change the rule, but I don't think there's anything to discuss - I think the offside rule
works perfectly and I don't know why people are constantly trying to change the beautiful game.
THE reaction of Sky News and other commentators to the suggestion by sport commentators that a woman is not intellectually equipped to understand the offside rule
in football indicates that a great deal of progress has been made by women.
They were caught on microphone but "off camera" effectively suggesting that Sian - lineswoman at last Saturday's Wolves versus Liverpool Premier League match - wouldn't know her offside rule
from her collection of party dresses.
Sky Sports host Hayley McQueen had a dig when she said hello to fellow female sports presenters "for the offside rule
and a whole lot more" on her Twitter page.
She said: "I don't understand the offside rule
- but I do understand the passion for football.
FLORENCE: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admitted his side played poorly in Tuesday s 2-0 loss at Fiorentina in the Champions League but he also said changes to the offside rule
had a hand in the defeat.
Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez called for the offside rule
to be reviewed after his side complained bitterly about Sebastian Larsson's stunning free-kick which put Birmingham City 2-0 ahead.
Any contact in the box means strikers go down and the offside rule
is geared towards forwards.
As the Premier League kicks off tomorrow, a poll has found people would rather explain the offside rule
than how a pension works.
Tinkering with the offside rule
is one thing, increasing the number of subs available another - but introducing the sin bin would be more like bringing in offside or substitutes for the first time.
London, Jan 05(ANI): The new 50 pence coins, which are a part of the Royal Mint collection will clarify football's offside rule
during the London Olympics
It doesn't matter that you've never played or that the fans think you're a fool as long as your decisions are dodgy and you don't understand the offside rule
OFFSIDE RULES #2 Now that the focus is back on kicking the ball of money, Let's look at the offside rule
that's a bit less funny.