How to Create a man advantage on defense

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Kester82
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How to Create a man advantage on defense

Postby Kester82 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:47 am

Came upon this very interesting clip that shows a gaping hole in one of FINA's rules.
https://youtu.be/7b1sl4OoaBw

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Re: How to Create a man advantage on defense

Postby ephpolo » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:02 am

What's not shown here is the dark player from the double exclusion who should have re-entered when the first white player did.

He's still off camera, though if he'd sprinted back onto offense as fast as possible, he should be in the offensive area now. The white team does not have a man advantage, just more players on camera. It's not the fault of the FINA rules that the blue team took a quick shot while one of their players was still coming down the pool.

Alternatively, the blue player who re-entered chose not to swim back onto offense, but is hanging out in his own end of the pool to play defense on the turnover. Again, this is not the fault of the FINA rules, but of choices made by the blue team.

What I don't understand is why the first white player to return does so after less than 20 seconds have run off the clock. There was no possession change here that I can see.

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Re: How to Create a man advantage on defense

Postby Doru Roll » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:18 pm

It was 20 seconds eph: 11 on the first possession and 9 on the second. Like you said, it looks like the dark player took his sweet time getting back to the front court.

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Re: How to Create a man advantage on defense

Postby ephpolo » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:08 pm

Watching the clock, the double exclusion comes with 3:05 on the clock. 1st white player re-enters with 2:54 on the clock. Granted, it looks like whomever is running the clock was damn slow restarting it after the ball was in play after the double exclusion. . . . .


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