Goalkeepers CAN be sin-binned if they get blue card under new rule – and it will leave managers with horrendous dilemma

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GOALKEEPERS will NOT be exempt from receiving blue cards under the proposed new rules, it has been revealed.

Last week it was reported that football lawmakers want to introduce blue cards to the game in a major disciplinary change.

Managers could be forced to play an outfield player in goal or make a permanent sub if a goalkeeper receives a blue card[/caption]
Harry Kane was forced to go in goal for Tottenham in 2014 after Hugo Lloris got sent off[/caption]

Players will receive the new card if they commit a cynical foul or are found guilty of dissent towards an official.

Those on the receiving end will then be sent to the sidelines for 10 minutes in a sin-bin style punishment.

The new development has caused a stir among the football community, with many questioning the potential implications.

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted that he was baffled and questioned how it would affect goalkeepers during a match.

In a pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace, he said: “It’s going to be so difficult. What happens with the goalkeeper?

“Can you play without a goalkeeper for ten minutes? Do we put someone else in goal? Too many questions we don’t know. We will see.”

However, the Telegraph claim that goalkeepers CAN be sin-binned.

That means managers will be forced to choose between putting an outfield player in goal or making a permanent substitution.


Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou has criticised the proposal to bring blue cards into the game, claiming that it will “destroy” football.

He said: “One team being down to ten men for ten minutes, you know what it’s going to do to our game? It’s going to destroy it.

“You’re going to have one team just sitting there trying to waste time for ten minutes — waiting for a guy to come back on.

“I don’t know why a different colour card is going to make any difference.

“The remedy is there. Show a yellow card or send someone off — it’s there in the rules.

“Most other sports are trying to introduce rules to speed up and de-clutter their game. We’re just going the other way and I really don’t know why.

“This game is more popular than any other sport in the world because you can get a ball, put two bags down as goals and away you go.”

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