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Heading Ban

Post by Poshay » 01 Nov 2019, 20:17

Recent studies show that footballers are much more likely to suffer from dementia than non footballers. This is thought to be caused by their heading the ball. A ban on heading has already been put in place for juniors in Scotland so is there is in theory a remote possibility of a universal ban. Would this ruin the game as we know it with the ball being kept on the floor, making it more like 5 a side?
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Re: Heading Ban

Post by PoshCynic » 01 Nov 2019, 20:47

I am against a heading ban. Modern footballs are far lighter than those used in the last century so that goes some way towards overcoming the problem.

Most of the players now afflicted played in the days when heavy leather balls were used - in my younger days, they even had laces in them.

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Re: Heading Ban

Post by tonyp » 01 Nov 2019, 22:52

I doubt whether it will ever be banned.
It would obviously change the game resulting in lots less goals being scored unless they allowed you to score with your elbow instead. :)
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Re: Heading Ban

Post by Happy Cat » 03 Nov 2019, 14:13

We have a heading ban in the league that I play in

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Re: Heading Ban

Post by bristleposh » 03 Nov 2019, 18:29

tonyp wrote:
01 Nov 2019, 22:52
I doubt whether it will ever be banned.
It would obviously change the game resulting in lots less goals being scored unless they allowed you to score with your elbow instead. :)
A lot of players don't seem to know their elbow from another part of their anatomy.
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Re: Heading Ban

Post by ashman » 03 Nov 2019, 19:44

Happy Cat wrote:
03 Nov 2019, 14:13
We have a heading ban in the league that I play in
That would explain a lot then! :wink:
Seriously, our own Chris Turner was a statistic of this, suffering brain damage, dementia etc. along with quite a long list of other former footballers. If only the ban had come in before it was too late. I'm sure that Tony is right in saying that he thinks that it will never be banned in the professional game and PoshCynic is also very right in pointing out how much lighter modern footballs are and without laces and stitching.
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