I know you are not allowed to slide tackle in 35's, but are you allowed to slide and kick the ball if a opposition player is close by(both players are running for the ball you are in front and slide to kick the ball) is this an offense?
Our player was in front about 4 foot then slid to kick it (don't know why he slid could have just kicked it) the slide wasn't at a player nor did it look dangerous but a penalty was given because he slid and every opposition player yelled slide tackle. My question is can you slide and kick the ball if there is no player near you. eg the ball is about to go over the line for a corner and you slide and kick it?
If it is a slide tackle ITOOTR (did I miss any letter?) , it should only be an IFK - doesn't matter if it is inside the box or not.
Extract from the by-laws: 4. Sliding Tackles Sliding tackles are not permitted in O/35 games. For an infringement of this rule, the referee will award an indirect free kick. For repeated infringements of this rule, a player may be cautioned by the referee.
For who know the rules for futsal and have played/refereed it.
Is the slide takle interpreted by the referee the same way as in futsal?
sliding in an attempt to play the ball while an opponent is playing it or is about to play it (sliding tackle), except for the goalkeeper in his own penalty area, provided that he does not endanger the safety of an opponent
To be penalised for a slide tackle in O35 & O45 (which is an IDFK offence), both 'slide' and 'tackle' need to be involved at the SAME time. So, sliding to knock the ball out of play in the description of the incident by GREYRAM then no offence has occured - simply because no 'tackle' was involved.
The rule was brought in by GDSFA to minimise the chances of O35s being unexpectedly brought to the ground to reduce potential for injury (and it takes too long for most of them to get up). So when you see a slide in O35/O45, think of it in this context, and then decide if a free kick should be given.
all slide tackles may not be same, i look at it this way, if before and after the ball the opponent is hit during the slide, if hit at the same time where the ball is in the middle of the players and one has already slided and how this unfolds, than most likely free kick and possible a caution......is/was it dangerous......duty of care for both players......
Irish, As oldref said, if you slide and it is a tackle, then its a IFK. It makes no difference if you hit your opponent or not or put him off or whatever. It would still be a IFK.
What i want to know is the definition of a tackle. If you go for the ball, sliding or not, with no opponent within say 10 meters, it can't be called a tackle. If the ball is at an opponents foot then I'd say it is a tackle. What is the precise definition of a tackle in football?
cdad........how would you define duty of care? should be enough to make a decision as i suspect everyone in football may have differing views on tackle....lets see what oldref inputs.....
from a dictionary: (especially in football or hockey) to try to take the ball from a player in the other team, or (in rugby or American football) to do this by taking hold of the player and causing them to fall
One's responsibility to ensure anther's safety and well being. (no dictionary used. )
The dictionary definition implies that one player has to have possession of the ball and the second player is trying to take from him. What if the ball is kicked up the field, two players go for it simultaneously, one slides and gets the ball the other jumps over the first players feet to avoid being tripped.
I'd call that a slide tackle even though no one was trying to take the ball from anybody else.