I remember in the 80s. When they banned keepers from picking up a backpass. It was a good change for the game.
It happened in 1992.
I don’t have a problem with time wasting in game (keeping it in the corner etc) but if the ball goes out or a player is injured then it should be added on properly and not just the usual 4 minutes of stoppage time.
I hate that wasting time in the corner. If it's against me, it takes ages to get the ball back. If it's for me, we're guaranteed to lose possession. If it's neither, it's awful to watch and often leads to scraps and yellow cards. I just hate it and wish the refs would treat it the same as every other form of time wasting. Adding even more injury time on top of the indicated time would help.
When VAR first came in, people bawled that it brings too much added time. Now because City go out of Europe again, people bawled that there's not enough added time on. Can't have it both ways.
5 minutes is the standard amount of injury time for the average game nowadays, so there's usually a fair amount of it going these days. There was 12 minutes of it in City's last game in Europe. We don't have to change the basics of the sport just to suit the Sheikhs and their bloodthirsty regimes, even more than we do atm.
The reality is City are out of Europe because Real Madrid scored 6 against them. And if you concede 6 goals to Real Madrid in any tie, it's rather difficult to argue you were robbed, when you face the inevitable consequences.