- May 13, 2016
Writing in the Daily Mail, former referee Mark Clattenburg suggested football introducing 60-minute matches with a stop-clock to eradicate gamesmanship.
Other sports like basketball and American football use a stop-clock, and it's a straightforward concept: essentially, the clock is stopped whenever the ball is not in play, for incidents including injuries, substitutions and the referee dishing out cautions.
Football's law-making body the International Football Association Board (Ifab) has previously looked into the possibility of introducing a stop-clock.
In this season's Premier League, the average 'ball in play' time is 55 minutes and three seconds - the lowest it has been in over a decade.
What do people think, should we go for a stop the clock system?
I personally think it’s absolutely necessary because the fact that the average ball in play time is like 55 minutes is a joke