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please. maybe its something i desperately need to know.
A player is in an offside position if "he is nearer to his opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second to last opponent," unless he is in his own half of the field of play. A player level with the second to last opponent is not in an offside position. Note that the last two opposing players can be either the goalkeeper and an outfield player, or two outfield players.
In general, what this means is that either the attacking team should ensure the opposing team having at least two players (of which the opposition's goalkeeper is included) in between the goal line and the nearest player of the attacking team, or all players of the attacking team should be behind the ball such that it remains closer to the goal line than any of the player of the attacking team.
It is important to note that being in an offside position is not an offence in itself.
the guy thats receiving the pass cant be nearer to the goal than the goalkeeper and one defender.
hmmmmm maybe i wont bother then...
that may be easier. but thank you all for trying anyway. :)
you cant just stand at the goal mouth and wait for someone to knock the ball up to you
because I understand the rule that it seems dead simple to me? I never understand the confusion surrounding it.
however, made little sense.