House rule: chipping the keeper

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    I’m toying with the idea of a house rule for a well placed Cantona style dink over the keeper.

    The rule would be as follows:
    When attempting a shot on goal the player can call for a chip shot – an attempt to leave the keeper stranded as the ball sails over their head and into the net.

    To attempt a chip shot, the goalkeeper must be at least 2 full hex’s off of their line and the shot must be within shooting distance on the distance stick.

    To successfully complete a chip shot, the player needs to roll a combined score of 11 or more (attribute rating for shooting and dice roll). The keeper doesn’t roll against this attempt. It effectively means only those with a 5 or 6 shooting rating (those with real finishing ability) can attempt this audacious skill.

    Chip shots outside of the box and Chip shots taken during a movement phase (snapshot) incur the same -1 dice penalty as a standard shot and defenders can still attempt to deflect as per standard rules.

    An unsuccessful attempt at a chip shot is caught by the keeper who regains possession. for his team and play continues.

    What do you think? anything you would add?

    #3436 Reply
    Colin Webster

    love it.
    Would create real dilemmas for GKs rushing out.

    Not sure about defenders blocking, though, unless they were really close to where the ball was struck.

    #3446 Reply
    Simon Mitton

    +1 for the chip from me! I feel like defender deflection opportunity would have to be right in front – maybe the adjacent hexes directly in front of the striker only?

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