Letter: Let TV solve the offside problem

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Let TV solve the offside problem

Sir: Rakesh Chhabra (Letters, 11 November) wants to get rid of the offside law because it results in goals being disallowed. He also says that teams playing offside traps are boring. He is wrong on both counts. The real problem is that of amateurish, ball-watching linesmen. They continually stop exciting "one-on-one" situations because they were asleep to attackers' runs when the ball was played. In every match I see there are at least four such incidents.

And the solution? Decide offside in the Premiership through camera replays and Mr Chhabra will enjoy more goalmouth incidents.

Christopher Brandt,

Paddock Wood,

Kent.

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