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Old 06-11-2014, 04:07 PM
 
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That is really helpful. I did not realize the FA Cups, UEFA, and regular season all commence simultaneously. So the regular season for the top flight leagues are almost like the college football before the BCS system in that you have to have the best record. Only difference is that all the teams in the top division have to play each other. But the FA Cup and UEFA Cup are american playoff style.

But I seriously need to ask. Is playing all those games good for your knees? The only that I can think of that is more grueling is the NHL season. How many days off inbetween a game do you normally get?
It all depends. You take a club like Chelsea, or Arsenal who may be involved in 4 competitions throughout their season. You have the regular Premiere League season, the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions/Europa Leagues. It gets to the point where a club may play 2 matches a week.

The regular season in say England will see every team play 38 games. Every team plays each other twice, once at home and once away. Whomever has the most points wins the league. Goal difference is also important as that's the tiebreaker between clubs who have the same number of points. I personally think it should be their head to head performance. If Chelsea and Liverpool draw level on points for the season, but Chelsea beat Liverpool both times they played, Chelsea should win the title even though Liverpool has a better goal difference.

I am not saying it isn't grueling to play as many matches, but soccer players also don't have to worry about the physical beating the NHL, NFL, or rugby players endure during their seasons.

The UEFA Champions League is slightly different from American playoffs in that there are only two legs and the away goal rule can push a team through. So if Arsenal draws Juventus in the Champions League knockout rounds for example and they draw both matches, whichever team scored the most away goals goes through. So if the first leg was 1-1 at Arsenal and the second leg was 2-2 at Juventus, Arsenal would go through to the next round.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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It all depends. You take a club like Chelsea, or Arsenal who may be involved in 4 competitions throughout their season. You have the regular Premiere League season, the FA Cup, League Cup and Champions/Europa Leagues. It gets to the point where a club may play 2 matches a week.

The regular season in say England will see every team play 38 games. Every team plays each other twice, once at home and once away. Whomever has the most points wins the league. Goal difference is also important as that's the tiebreaker between clubs who have the same number of points. I personally think it should be their head to head performance. If Chelsea and Liverpool draw level on points for the season, but Chelsea beat Liverpool both times they played, Chelsea should win the title even though Liverpool has a better goal difference.

I am not saying it isn't grueling to play as many matches, but soccer players also don't have to worry about the physical beating the NHL, NFL, or rugby players endure during their seasons.

The UEFA Champions League is slightly different from American playoffs in that there are only two legs and the away goal rule can push a team through. So if Arsenal draws Juventus in the Champions League knockout rounds for example and they draw both matches, whichever team scored the most away goals goes through. So if the first leg was 1-1 at Arsenal and the second leg was 2-2 at Juventus, Arsenal would go through to the next round.
Between all the traveling, how do these teams find time to practice?

And what is the purpose of the line down the middle of field, and the big circle in the middle of the field?
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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The center line divides the field in two. The only times I can think of when this comes into play are that during a kick off, each player must be on their own side of the field, and the ball must initially be passed forward over the center line for it to be considered valid. Also, a player may not be considered offside on their own side of the field.

The center circle marks the distance that is the closest an opponent may be during a kickoff, in theory giving the team performing the kickoff a ball possession advantage until the other team is allowed to challenge.

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