There are always throw-ins, though even there I guess most players use both hands.
descor wrote:For some unknown reason my Grandmother refused to let my Dad write with his left hand - she made him use his right hand. He uses his left for everything else: football (of the soccer variety), DIY, tennis etc. but his right for writing!
I assume he was a goalkeeper, otherwise using either of his hand
s in foot
ball is doing it wrong. And if he was
a goalkeeper, then he would usually use both hands, or whichever hand was closest to the ball, so handedness should not matter even then.
I was struck more by the implication, descor, that you know what hand your Dad uses for, ah, DIY. For me, that would most certainly count as TMI.
As far as I know, left-handedness was once thought to be some sort of deficiency or learning disability. My paternal grandfather was left-handed, but forced in school to write with his right hand. This would have been about a hundred
Outsider years or so ago, say.
buffygirl wrote:HERETICS! ALL OF YOU!
How's that saying go? If you meet a heretic first thing in the morning, you've met a heretic. If you meet nothing but heretics all day, maybe you're the heretic.
Most? They all do. It's The Law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Throw-in#Procedure
At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower must face the field of play, have both feet on the ground on or outside the touch line, and use both hands to deliver the ball from behind and over their head.
Part of me* is curious about the rather specific requirements of the throw-in, where they all come from, what discussions led to them. I can imagine there being heated debates as to how many feet must be on the ground, whether they needed to be on
the touch line, and why it was best to require the use of both hands rather than allowing someone to throw with one hand. There must have been some interesting opportunities there for argumentative, pedantic nit-pickers. (Hm. Are 'pedantic' and 'nit-picker' both necessary there? Perhaps one is redundant? I really should rephrase that.)
*But most of me doesn't care enough to google. Goodnight all.