Own goals and elements
21 January Today's comment: why has Midsomer Murders gone all American? In tonight's episode about cycling they called a spanner a wrench (twice!) and also talked about Spandex rather than Lycra!
12 November Today we're preparing for the relaunch and revamp of the OwnGoals website, planned for 20 November 2016!
30 May Today's subject is penalties. Previously, goalkeepers had to keep still on the line or the kick would be retaken. This never worked anyway and the rule was changed so they just have to stay on their line.
For Euro 2016, I'll be doing a daily update on the competition, let me now any feedback to Mail us at herbsand firstname.lastname@example.org
25 March Today I have another subject I'd like to raise for discussion. Isn't it about time that big competitions stopped having the rule that when teams are tied on points in a group, the outcome is decided by the results between the sides? This often results in meaningless last games in the groups, whereas if the goal difference rule still stood there may still be an opportunity for the other team to qualify. I think this may have been a Michel Platini rule, so perhaps now he is no longer the president of UEFA it would be possible for the new man to change this.
17 March Today I want to talk about goal nets. Why are so many clubs' goal nets so hard to see? Liverpool, Everton, Bournemouth and Man City all have them in the same colours as their shirts, which makes it hard to see the ball go in! Bright nets are best!
Own goals and Elements