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Should the away goals rule be scrapped?

Discussion in 'Uefa Champions League & Europa League' started by Stuarty, Jul 2, 2018.

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Should the away goals rule be scrapped?

  1. YES

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  2. No

    9 vote(s)
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  1. Stuarty

    Stuarty Registered User

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    Should the away goals rule be scrapped?
     
  2. Stuarty

    Stuarty Registered User

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    #2 Stuarty, Jul 2, 2018
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  3. JoshBCFC

    JoshBCFC "Nonuseful" - Somebody who edited my sig, 9/9/18

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    badattitude The Dirtiest Player in the Game ...Woooo!

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    Absolutely most asinine idea in sports


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  5. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    UEFA is going to review the away goals rule as it is seen as not needed anymore by the coaches at the top clubs.

    Suppose the game adapts and changes over time.
     
  6. StretfordEnd

    StretfordEnd A little bit obscure
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    It's been in place for over 50 years, supposedly to discourage coaches like Mourinho from parking the bus all over Europe.
     
  7. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

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    I'd keep it.
     
  8. Stuarty

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    zippy The friendly Fascist

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    The 78-79 European Cup springs to mind, semi-final First Leg at the City Ground Forrest 3-3 Koln, everybody including me at the time thought that was Forrest finished...wrong, Clough and Forrest won the 2nd Leg 1 nil and Forrest marched on and eventually won the European Cup beating Malmo 1-0.

    Away goals were used then but I don't think it bothered Clough.
     
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  11. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    In 1984 Wrexham beat FC Porto 1-0 at our ground and lost 4-3 away but we went through due to away goals

    In 1986 Wrexham drew 0-0 against Real Zaragoza in Spain and we drew 2-2 at home in the old Cup Winners Cup ( went to that game and swear Real's keeper had the game of his life ) so went out


    Swings and roundabouts. One went in our favour and the other knocked us out.
     
  12. Ben Greenwood

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    No,

    If away goals are to be scrapped, wouldn't that result in more penalty shootouts at the end of ET in 2nd legs?

    I thought there was a move to reduce the possibility of penalty shootouts because they were deemed unfair?

    Change for changes sake isn't always the best option.....
     
  13. ritchie_50

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    Agree. I'd rather see fewer ties going to extra time and pens.

    Also it encourages the Mourinho approach of playing for 0-0 in the first leg away from home. The knockout stages of the CL/EL currently tend to be very attacking and entertaining so why change it?
     
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  14. The Doc

    The Doc #freegabrielheinze

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    Tbf the tight first away leg was pretty much what won you 4 European Cups. Experts and brought you loads of success.

    I am in agreement though that it is an archaic approach better left in the past.
     
  15. TRS-T

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    Surely going out in a penalty shootout is fairer than going out on away goals?

    Why should the team who scored more away goals progress? Why not the team who scored more home goals?

    If the scores are level then the scores are level. We go to extra time and penalties. Simple.
     
  16. Pagnell

    Pagnell Pick Up The Gun

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    Until midnight tonight. Yes.
     
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    Not a huge lover of it mainly because we've been on the bad end of it a lot of times. I understand the point of it and would rather see less bus parking going on but 2013 done my head in. 3-3 with Bayern after 180 minutes but we have to go out because they beat us 1-3 at the Emirates. It's bollocks. Winning 2-0 away at the Allianz is more impressive :laugh:
     
  18. ritchie_50

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    Away teams in Europe generally used to play for clean sheets and would barely get forward. That's changed in the modern era but losing the away goal would be a regressive step to encourage more negative play of the past.
     

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