My nephew goalkeeper played last week an away match in the Hycombe sunday adult league clash between top teams. The winner is supposed to get a serious option for the premier promotion.
His team lost the match
The other team had 3 balls which did not have anymore a round shape.
Balls did not bounce properly on the ground and each bounce was over 2 meter high .
Each shot on goal was an absolute nightmare to stop and when the bounce was in the 18 yard box it was impossible for a goalkeeper to stop the shot even if the ball was straight on him.
A dog then came on the pitch and took the ball in his mouth. He refused to give back the ball and run away. We finally got the ball back. The ball was still pumped but the leather was cut on the stitch. The other team refused to change the ball, the ref said that the ball is well pumped and the game restarted. What a joke !!
I do not know if it is legal to play with a premier league replica which is pumped to max !!
The same ball could be bought at sportdirect.com for £9.
Can a player legally refused to play if the ball goes in a dog mouth or poo and if the ball is not cleaned with water but only sweep on the grass?
What is the minimum acceptable football ball quality in this league ?
Edited by French_in_MK, 20 March 2015 - 10:58 AM.