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Rule Updates
24 June 2011 @ 3:04 PM by Joel Convery

Players,

We've recently updated a couple of league rules, after clarification and observations made over the past few months.  These have been rolled into the main rules in the About section of the website, but are outlined below to save you having to wade through them all:

Free Kicks

All free kicks are indirect. To score off an indirect kick, the ball must be touched by another player (offence or defence, including the goalkeeper). Although not strictly illegal, blasting the ball with the intent of of forcing a deflection is against the spirit of the game and considered bad sportsmanship.  Players who consistently do this should be mocked and / or given the "evil eye".  [Rule updated 24th June 2011 to state that the ball may touch the goalkeeper for a goal to be awarded in an indirect kick]

Yellow & Red Cards

Time Penalties - The following time penalties apply to offences for which a card is issued (subject to further action by the Administrative Authority).  During the time penalty teams must play short.

(a) Yellow Card: 3 minutes for a straight Yellow;
(b) Red Card: Team must play short for the remainder of the game with the offending player being ejected:  any player receiving a Red Card will take no further part in the game and will, depending on the circumstances, be banned from a number of subsequent games or dismissed from the league entirely. [Rule updated 24th June 2011 to state that a red card will mean that the team must play short for the remainder of the game]

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