Tackling: an awkward activity for players and rule makers alike
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 20, 1:53 a.m.
Tackling. An essential part of soccer, of course, we all accept that. Well, just about. A year or two back, Michel Platini had the audacity to voice a notion that must have occurred to anyone who has watched more than one or two games: that the sport might be better off if tackling were banned.