WebDE: The offside rule put to the test

Quo vadis, offside rule?

I am not a fan of the idea of a “daylight offside” and I am still not convinced that reducing the offside rule to “less than one person” will mess up the game.

Yes, I am aware that it is tantamount to abolishing the offside rule because goalkeepers are usually close to the goal line. But I think we should give it a chance.

In 1925, no one would have guessed that after a few months with the World Cup system, a completely new, previously unthinkable tactic would emerge that would revolutionise the game.

Challengingly asked: Why not again? My #FRÜF column for WebDE (German).