Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Is it time for sin bins in football?

RUFC - Is it time for sin bins in football?

I see in the news today that the International Football Association Board are going to discuss the use of 'sin bins' for yellow card offences, at this months meeting.

Sin Bins aren't new - Ice Hockey and Rugby have used them for some years now - but is it time for them to be introduced into football?

In 2003 several national associations urged FIFA to put forward the idea of sin bins and FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren said, that although he thought it would be useful at Youth events he didn't see it being introduced across the board at that stage. And it wasn't. Eighteen months later the subject was broached again with the Football League initiating the talks and again nothing seemed to be done about it. So, some four years later, is it now time to made a decision and say 'yes' or 'no' to sin bins?

I don't know about you but I find it somewhat frustrating to go to a game and see a player get booked for two trivial offences which results in him leaving the field for the remainder of the game. To me, this is what sort of thing sin bins could be used for - ten minutes to cool off. And what about penalty decisions. A player loses his cool for a minute, sticks out a leg and over goes the opponent in the area for a penalty with the culprit often getting a red card. If it's a first offence and he's not endangered the player then a few minutes off the field as well as the penalty, in my opinion, would be punishment enough.

On the other hand, I suppose, there are some players who could use the sin bin for a 'ten minute break' and come back on more refreshed.

Of course, it needs a lot of thinking out - there would have to be an official time keeper and perhaps an official in the sin bin area.

But - what do you think - would it work?

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Wednesday February 11 2009
Time: 10:28AM

Comments

0
It's a nice idea but i can't see it working in football, to much stop start etc. personally i think it shouldn't be brought in.
sy2006
11/02/2009 10:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - On This Day - 30th May

A Wembley loss, new players and others leaving

Who Will Rotherham Face In 2016/17 (30/5/16)

All promotions and relegations for the season of 2015/16 have been confirmed, so the full make up of the Championship for 2016/17 is now known.

RUFC - Millers Waiting On Hibs

Rotherham waiting to get permission to talk to Stubbs

RUFC - Pen Pics - Lee Camp

And at number one we have . . . .

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should We Expand The New York Stadium In Time For The Coming Season
Suggested By:
Yes81%
No19%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe408
2.sixpence128
3.rybel_b95
4.mos6027
5.mvmiller10
6.Marky798
7.Millie Miller6
8.axholme6
9.nogginthenog5
10.Chris Maiden5