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New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

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Trying to explain the offside rule to beginners of the game can be, at times, as difficult (and frustrating) as attempting to conquer a Rubik's cube.
Whether it's to a loved one or to a young child, sometimes it seems to be an impossible job.

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But the eternally notorious task is no more thanks to the Royal Mint, who have produced a new 50p coin to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The genius design - inspired by production journalist Neil Wolfson - is available as part of a collection of 29 new coins this year which features each sport of the games.
'Neil Wolfson designed his coin in the hope that it would encapsulate football in a simple image,' the Royal Mint coinmakers website explains.
'As the offside rule is a perennial talking point, the image is designed to provoke discussion, which was what he was aiming for.'
The piece is in circulation but can be purchased separately in a limited edition presentation package on the Royal Mint website for £2.99.
So if you do manage to get one of the rare keepsakes, hold onto it and save it for those potentially awkward moments when you have to explain the rule for the umpteenth consecutive time...


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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

Gonna get one

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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

ha thats brilliant . Where can I get one from?

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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

I laughed at the Rubiks cube comment though. Well I suppose it can be if explaining to a woman, or American for that matter

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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

Who in gods green earth has trouble understanding the offsides rule in soccer? And furthermore who would be "new to the game"? It's not like it was invented in the 1990's.

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ha thats brilliant . Where can I get one from?
http://www.royalmint.com/?promcode=W...FYILtAodVVkJtA

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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

Offside rule is so simple I dont know how anybody can be confused by it.

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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

I'm not really a soccer nut, but I watched the world cup when it was on tv. I'm still trying to figure out the offside thing, as there is no line there to tell you if you are offside or not, unlike hockey where you have 2 blue lines, a centre ice red line, and a red goal line at either end where the goal is!

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Re: New 50p Coin Explains Offside Rule

Im not a football nut either, but Im pretty sure its like this.

An attacker is not allowed to be passed the ball, unless there is a defender between him and the goalie, so you could imagine the offside line as being level to the position of closest defender to the goalie.


...................Sorry not the best explanation. But its the best i got.

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