LUFC League to cut down on gamesmanship
Football League club representatives have voted to back a proposal to cut down on cheating in the game next season.
Clubs have met at their annual general meeting to discuss a number of topics ahead of next season including sportsmanship and cutting out gamesmanship in the game.
Exeter City chairman Edward Chorlton put forward three main proposals aimed at cutting down on gamesmanship.
In an article on the Football League website, the following proposals were made:
The Football League have said: 'Clubs will undertake to instruct managers, coaches and players accordingly - in particular to discourage actions which bring the game's reputation into disrepute, such as:
a) showing disrespect to match officials
b) those actions that undermine a sporting culture including diving/simulation, time wasting and feigning injury.'
The League have also confirmed they want referees, in the first year, to support this by taking more robust action particularly with players who obstruct the quick taking of free kicks and steal ground at throw ins.
Also on the agenda at the AGM was the possible reintroduction of artificial pitches in the Football League, in an attempt to cut down on the number of games lost to the weather.
Queens Park Rangers, Luton Town, Oldham Athletic and Preston North End all experimented with artificial pitches in the 1980`s and 90`s, with Preston the last to use one in 1994.
Both Accrington Stanley and Wycombe Wanderers have already expressed a desire to change to an artificial surface.
There is also set to be a vote on the amount of named substitutes in the League next season. It was cut from seven to five last season but in a joint proposal by Derby County and Birmingham City, they are looking to increase it back to seven.
Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club
The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.
The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.
Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!
With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.
Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital today?
It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved
To visit the message board, click here.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Leeds .
Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Leeds on:
Vital Leeds on:
Join Vital Leeds
It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.