Uefa evaluating a new 'ABBA' penalty shootout

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  1. Sumo the Micky Quinn

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    Uefa: Penalty shootout trial takes place in Euro Women's Under-17 semi-final

    European football's governing body, Uefa, is evaluating a new 'ABBA' penalty shootout system - rather than the traditional ABAB pattern, where one side always has the pressure of going second - to make them fairer.

    How does it work?
    As the current system stands, teams take turns in a shootout, with the choice of who goes first decided by a coin toss.

    For example, team A goes first, then team B, then team A again.

    The new system is called sees team A followed by team B - before team B goes again. Team A would then get two successive penalties, a little like the tie-break in tennis, and so on until there is a winner.

    A coin will still be tossed to decide who goes first.

    It is trialling its use at both men's and women's European Under-17s tournaments currently taking place.


    And it was at the women's competition - a semi-final between Germany and Norway on Thursday - that the chance to put it into use for the first time arose.

    The Germans are famed for their penalty-spot prowess after winning five shootouts at major finals - although unusually they missed their first three spot-kicks.

    Yet they were still able to beat Norway 3-2 to reach the final of the tournament in the Czech Republic.
     
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    That's the name of the game.
     
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    Winner takes it all.
     
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    Actually a pretty decent idea.
     
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    I don't get it, what's the point?
     
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    This could be our Waterloo
     
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    It's how tie breakers are done in tennis. Supposed to be fairer.
     
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    evens out the pressure on the takers every time.
     
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    I'm cynical about any change or rule amendment.

    The games all about money money money these days.
     
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    Money money money.
     
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    that's the name of the game
     
  12. ccfcway

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    they should do a hockey type system, player starts on the half way line
     
  13. skybluesam66

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    been tried in a game at highfield road before - coventry v Washington diplomats
     
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    Apparently 60% of teams that go first win so they think it might be fairer.
     
  15. SkyblueBazza

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    Actually not such a bad idea imo. Shifts the pressure about & speeds it up as the keepers changeover less.
    Although it is another fine example of how many European power bases work. The EU, UEFA...Euro vision?! Anyone understand the scoring system??? It used to be the fun part of the show with Wogan's cynical quips. Norton was as baffled as me by it all so struggled to make many. It's gone from ridiculous to meaningless.
    European power bases always seem to bend over so far backwards to try to please everyone...they actually please no one.
    Hence with a little of the right kind a fuel...Brexit!

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    Why not have simultaneous penalties at both ends of the pitch? Would be even fairer.
     
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    Coz there is only one ref?

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  18. covcity4life

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    its a good idea although i would miss old format in terms of nostalgia
     
  19. wingy

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    Mamma Mia!
    Taking a chance on me understanding why they have to meddle with the game all the time.
     
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    Huddersfield went first and won this evening.
     
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    No nostalgia here I'm afraid, being an England fan is far from nostalgic! Now if I were German....
     
  22. Sky_Blue_Daz

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    Why not just designate one player from each team to take all 5 pens.
     

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