Few players leave a lasting impression in the RPL after only one season. Jakob Jantscher is one of them. The N.E.C. forward spoke with Aleks V about his career, football in Russia, and the upcoming World Cup.
by Aleks V
Before you touch that rulebook…
When you have yellow and red, do you really need orange? You can ask that question to an artist. Or you can ask FIFA presidential hopeful Jerome Champagne, who spurred a giant debate on introducing orange cards to football for infractions that would deserve more than a yellow, but less than a sending-off. Orange cards would confine players to a “sin-bin”, akin to a penalty in hockey - the offending player would sit out of the game for a certain interval of time.
But football isn’t hockey.
If you keep changing the rules, are you improving the sport, or creating a new one?