View Full Version : The penalty box semi circle
12-30-2003, 12:40 PM
OK in football, the penalty area always has a semi cricle attatched to the end of it. Now could someone please tell me
WHAT THE FU</>CK IS IT THERE FOR???
12-30-2003, 01:56 PM
I dunno but i guess you could argue the same about the same type of semi circles around the half way line.
Mike the Metal Ed
12-30-2003, 02:13 PM
<font face="Century Gothic" size=2 color=#2E4998>I believe that a player can't stand inside the semi-circle (aka Penalty arc) during a penalty.</font>
12-30-2003, 02:31 PM
It seems pointless but i guess it would seem odd if it wasn't there imo.
12-30-2003, 03:06 PM
I'm sure there's a reason for it. Hardkore UK is probably right.
12-30-2003, 03:58 PM
its for the penalty thing. stop cheating bastards getting the ball before they should.
12-30-2003, 05:52 PM
The ones in the middle are clearly to keep guys out during the kickoff, whoever said that.
12-30-2003, 11:41 PM
They are an indicator for Ruud van Nistelrooy, telling him that the penalty area is nearby, and so he must prepare to dive.
During a penalty kick you can not enter those semi-circles just like the penalty area until the kick is made. Not sure why there are there though.
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