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Football and Table Tennis rules and regulations which help maintain the true spirit of the game

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´╗┐Liam Wheeler M2- Assess, using appropriate examples, the rules, regulations and scoring systems for one team and one individual sport. Football has its own unique set of rules and regulations which help maintain the true spirit of the game. The first rule of a full sized game of football is that there are 11 players on the pitch from each team; this is to make the game fair for both sides. Referees are perhaps one of the most important rules, imagine a game without one, the game could degenerate into a free for all. The referee ensures that the pitch is a safe area to play on and that players abide by the rules and regulations. The referee can use sanctions such as red and yellow cards or send a player of the pitch if rules and regulations are broken. ...read more.


To summarise none of us particularly like rules and regulations but they are there for our safety and also there for the safety of those around us. Players can score goals only if there has been no infringement of any football rules. If a player for example scores from an offside position the will not count likewise if a player causes malicious injury to a goalkeeper or scores by kicking the ball out of the keepers hand. Another example where a goal would be disallowed is if a player scores form an indirect free kick without taking a deflection and also if a player scores from a throw without taking a deflection the goal would also be disallowed. For the game of table tennis the rules and regulations are a bit more relaxed. ...read more.


Although the size of the table is regulated the bat is not so theoretically, it could be very large but the bigger the bat the more difficult it would be to use. In 2008 new rules were introduced about the thickness of the rubber on the bat and the glue used. This new rule was introduced as it was discovered glue containing volatile compounds increase the speed of the ball creating a disadvantage for the opponent, the umpire now checks bats for this substance with a device called a mini-rae lite to make the game fair for each player. The rules and regulations of table tennis seem to be constantly changing to make the game more exciting for spectators and television viewers. Also with the ever changing development of new technology the game has to be kept fair so one player does not again gain an advantage over the other. ...read more.

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