our last indirect free kick in the box

PunkScott

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A Brian Laudrup video I watched yesterday showed him scoring a belter of a free kick in the box (not for us) and it got me thinking when the last time we got one was?

It isn't a common occurrence granted, but I can't think of any of the top of my head.
 

Gary

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Something is telling me McCoist scored one in the earlier part of his Rangers career. I have no video or logic behind this, just a vague memory of him hitting it and then running away to celebrate.
 

Flying Fullback

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They used to be semi common when the back pass rule first came and keepers were still getting used to it. Can't remember last time I saw an indirect free kick inside the box in any game
 

Chris the Bandito

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I've never understood why players don't just shoot rather than getting a touch to the side which invariably gets blocked. In all probability a direct shot will take a touch or deflection on its way in any case.
Ether that or just roll it straight back and as everyone and their dog charge off the line, just have a player loft it over everyone into the empty net.

Indirect free kicks in the box are scored at a tiny % for no other reason than most players are stupid and managers don't spend time preparing for them because they don't happen very often.
 

Uddy Gers

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The clue is in the name. It’s an indirect free kick so a player has to take a touch before another player can take a shot.
You’re wrong with that one bud.

You can shoot at goal from an indirect free kick as long as it touches an opponent/teammate on the way into the goal.
 

InTheKnow

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You’re wrong with that one bud.

You can shoot at goal from an indirect free kick as long as it touches an opponent/teammate on the way into the goal.
You are not allowed to shoot at goal until one of your players touches the ball.

A deflection would still be from the direct shot and the kick would be retaken.
 

Oduwa

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You would know all about ironic log in names

Try adding to the debate by contributing facts rather than trying to act like a smart arse. :rolleyes:
“The clue is in the name” ranks highly in the smart arse stakes and it’s even funnier because you’re wrong.


“Let’s start with an obvious one - what exactly is an indirect free-kick? Simply put, this is a way of re-starting a football match that means the ball cannot be kicked directly into the goal. In order for a goal to be scored from an indirect free-kick, the ball must be touched by a player from either team before it crosses the goal line. If a goal is scored from an indirect free-kick without having gained a touch from another player then the defending team is awarded a goal kick.”
 

Uddy Gers

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“The clue is in the name” ranks highly in the smart arse stakes and it’s even funnier because you’re wrong.


“Let’s start with an obvious one - what exactly is an indirect free-kick? Simply put, this is a way of re-starting a football match that means the ball cannot be kicked directly into the goal. In order for a goal to be scored from an indirect free-kick, the ball must be touched by a player from either team before it crosses the goal line. If a goal is scored from an indirect free-kick without having gained a touch from another player then the defending team is awarded a goal kick.”
Correct.

If it isn’t in the Laws of the game then it isn’t a law.

The referee indicates an IDFK by raising his arm above the head; this is maintained until the kick has been taken and the ball touches another player (above example), goes out of play or it is clear that a goal can’t be scored directly.

That is the law. It doesn’t mention that a goal is overruled if you think the player was trying to score via deflection off an opponent.

As I said, if InTheKnow can shine the light on the law he speaks of that would be welcomed.
 
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