Brutal tackle

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    Colin Webster
    Keymaster

    Sometimes you just need to foul your opponent. The rules don’t allow for that right now, so I’d like to suggest a change and hear your thoughts.

    Before making a tackle call for a ‘brutal tackle’ (any better name suggestions are welcome!). Defender rolls the dice.

    Roll a 1, 2: your brutal tackle fails; the opponent evades your challenge. Play continues
    Roll a 3, 4, 5, 6: Opponent is cynically fouled

    Attacker can continue play or take the foul, as usual.

    If you roll a 3, 4, 5, 6, check for leniency to find out what the referee has to say. Ref will give a straight red if you fail the leniency check. If you pass the leniency check you get a yellow card.

    Now check for an injury against resilience. Because a brutal tackle was attempted, your player’s leniency is reduced by 1 for the resilience check.

    What are your thoughts?
    I see this as an advanced rule.

    #3085 Reply
    Eightball899
    Guest

    I like the idea of a technical foul.

    Either during the attacking movement phase and called by the defending team if the player moving comes within 3 hexes… and/or in a normal tackle v dribble scenario. Or thirdly, as the rules that are applied to dribbling within one hex of a static player?

    I like the rest though! 🙂

    #3114 Reply
    Eightball899
    Guest

    This should say ‘tactical foul’ apologies…

    I am going to play a game this evening using the rules:

    Tactical foul can be called by the defending team when:

    Attacker comes within 1 hex of a defensive player (with or without the ball); &
    During usual tackle v dribble scenario…

    Using most of Colin’s rules above:

    Roll a 1, 2: your tactical foul fails; the opponent evades your challenge. Play continues, however player is STILL BOOKED for intent.
    Roll a 3, 4, 5, 6: Opponent is cynically fouled. Play stops.

      If you roll a 3, 4, 5, 6, check for leniency to find out what the referee has to say. Ref will give a straight red if you fail the leniency check. If you pass the leniency check you get a yellow card.

    Will report back!

    #3137 Reply
    Colin Webster
    Keymaster

    How did it go Eightball? I like your modification btw 🙂

    #3143 Reply
    Tim
    Guest

    I also like Eightball’s modification but I can’t understand how to connect tactical foul and usual dribble vs tackle scenario?

    #3144 Reply
    Eightball899
    Guest

    Hi Tim / Colin

    By usual tackle v dribble rules I simply meant the way in which a defender would approach an attacker during their movement phase. If tactical foul is called, the use tactical foul rules as above as oppose to tackling v dribbling.

    Re my first try with this rule, neither of us used the tactical foul as the game pretty much ran away with one side. The only chance I had to use it was when my opponents winger burned past my full back but he kept a distance of more than one hex (which slowed him down a little). Have arranged another game for today so will report back. I will also post on Twitter my list of house rules (just four or five relatively simple ones) that I’ve been using for the past week or two 🙂

    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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