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Gregg Prendergast
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Hi guys!

We played again this afternoon and we are REALLY getting the hang of it and having a ball! But we came across two more questions:

1)The first is in regard to the "Tactical Foul" defensive tactic, which allows you to intentionally foul the offensive player with the ball immediately following an "unsuccessful tackle move". Can you play the Tactical Foul card only when your defensive player initiates an attempted tackle that fails, or can Tactical Foul also be played if the offensive player initiates a Dribble and the Tackle card that you play in response to the Dribble card fails to win the resulting Face Off?

2) The second question relates to Free Kicks taken within the Shot-On-Goal Area. The general rules for Shots-On-Goal state that shots may not be taken if the shooting player is marked by a defensive player in any of the 3 hexes between the shooting player and the goal line UNLESS the shooting player had just received a medium, long or close pass and wins the challenge. The rules for repositioning defensive players, during game stoppages, allow defending players to be placed marking offensive players that are in the Shot-On-Goal Area. As a result, why would the defending coach need to resort to using a Defensive Wall to protect his goal from the shot when he could simply place a player in one of the 3 hexes, adjacent to the shooter and between the shooter and the goal line, thereby marking the shooter and prohiting the shot from being taken at all according to the shooting rule? Is there anything in the rules that prohit the player kicking the Free Kick from being marked? If not, it's quite feasible that direct Shot-On-Goals, as a result of a Free Kick, would never happen if the defending coach constantly marks the shooting player during Free Kicks within the Shot On Goal area.
 
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Hi Gregg!

1. Both situations are correct.

2. Free Kicks work like real life football.
"The rules for repositioning defensive players, during game stoppages, allow defending players to be placed marking offensive players that are in the Shot-On-Goal Area." That is correct. However, on real life you can't put a player in front of the player that shots the free kick. You have to try to stop the shot by placing the barrier. That's why is called Free Kick. On real football, the shooter ask the referee to have space for shooting, and the referee takes the proper distance in order the defender team can place the barrier.

Hope it solved the questions.

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