A pre-season dressing down has helped propel Mansfield Town’s young England Futsal starlet Alistair Smith into the first team reckoning. The tall midfielder put in an assured debut in last night’s 3-2 Checkatrade Trophy win over Scunthorpe United, but boss David Flitcroft said: “I remember watching an U21s training session in Portugal and I pulled him out of that and ripped strips off him. “Out of possession he didn’t really do what we wanted him to do. “I remember running him down and telling him what he had to do to improve and he’s done that. He’s battered the gym, gone out on loan, and played the Futsal. “So much work has got into him and every credit to Mike Whitlow, Richard Cooper and John Dempster for getting him the right loan move and making him understand the pressure of winning football matches affects everybody. “That dressing room you go into, if you don’t track a runner or do your out-of-possession work, it could cost the manager their job or someone a £50 win bonus in non-League. “He has now found that, along with his Futsal work.” Flitcroft continued: “He is still growing. We think there is growth in him. “He was untidy with his feet. But now, with the balance of training with us and with the Futsal team, those things have combined to help make this kid as asset to the football club. “He is our club-developed player in the team at the moment on merit.”
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Very strong side that have played against ‘A’ league teams on a number of occasions winning drawing and losing against them.
They’ll go up to ‘A’ league after last night’s victory.
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LEAGUE MANAGEMENT rules; fixtures & general information
GAME LAWS www.fifa.com
TREATMENT OF INJURIES:
It is responsibility of team to have first aider and first aid equipment to hand at all times. Kit bag issued to referees should contain backup first aid.
Junior futsal (u18 league inclusive & below) teams must be registered with an adult in charge. An adult must be present with team at all matches.
NB: Junior leagues change title on 31st August as players move up a school year.
LEAGUES ARE AFFILIATED TO THE LINCOLNSHIRE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION LTD.
Indiscipline, payments missed matches etc. will be dealt by Leagues governing body the LFA.
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|LAWS OF THE GAME|
|Law 1 The pitch: as per Laws|
|Law 2 The ball as per rules as Laws|
|Law 3 Number of players as per Laws|
|Law 4 Player’s equipment: as per Laws Shin pads must be worn. Trainers only, no studs or blades|
|Law 5 The referee as per Laws. Referee will act as sole timekeeper|
|Law 6 Second referee as per Laws. Home team to supply a linesman|
|Law 7 No timekeeper or third referee|
|Law 8 Duration of match Detailed in Managers Handbook, different competitions will have differing match durations|
|Law 9 Start and restart: as per Laws|
|Law 10 Ball in and out of play: as per Laws|
|Law 11 Method of scoring: as per Laws|
|Law 12 Fouls and misconduct: as per Laws|
|Law 13 Free kicks: as per Laws Each age group has adapted Laws; these are in Managers Handbook|
|Law 14 Accumulated fouls as per Laws
Juniors reduced to 3 per half to reflect 15min’ halves – Seniors as per Laws
|POINTS AND SCORING:
Win = 3 points Draw = 1point DECIDING FACTORS IF TEAMS LEVEL AT END OF COMPETITION
If teams level on points, league position to be decided by goal difference, most goals scored, and least conceded, the head-to-head record between the two teams and if still level a play-off match to be held.
League position decided by points. If teams level a playoff game will decide.
5-0 as per FIFA rules.
No transfers allowed during a league or competition.
This can be appealed to Organising Committee in exceptional circumstance.
Loan Player Rule:
A team may use 2 loan players in a match; but with following conditions:
Opposing manager and match referee is given notice before kick off
If opposition team has 6 players then opponents may only use loan player (s) to bring team tally to 5.
Opposition can agree game is played 6 vs. 6 if they choose.
A loan player cannot play more than two times to assist same team during any competition.
7 Days notice is required to cancel a match
Fine for a cancellation is £20
Match points will be awarded to opposition
ADMINISTRATION RULES & MANAGEMENT OF COMPETITION
The Competition shall be called the Grimsby Futsal League
Any alteration to these rules will be sanctioned by LFA rules committee.
The Competition shall be governed in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the
English Football Association. FIFA futsal laws will be used with local variations described in Managers Handbook.
The Lincolnshire Football Association will sanction the competition. The competition and all
teams, players and other persons shall be subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Lincolnshire County FA Limited.
AFFILIATION OF PARTICIPATING TEAMS
All teams will be affiliated to the Lincolnshire FA County Association Ltd, through the Competition.
ENTRY FEES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The competition shall be open to senior teams affiliated to the Lincolnshire County FA.
Senior match fee £24 per team. Junior match fee is £15 per team.
Failure to complete league fixtures – £50 fine plus un-played match fees and any outstanding fines
If a team has match fees outstanding, team will be refused entry into the Grimsby Futsal
COMMITTEE & POWERS
A committee of three shall also adjudicate over all matters effecting the competition Rules.
The committee shall also adjudicate in all cases of dispute, protest and complaint.
The Committee will consist of Mr.J.Drew & Mr M.Hill plus a person nominated by complainant.
WHERE CAN I FIND COPIES OF THESE LAWS & RULES
A printed copy of Laws & Administration Rules is available on request.
An electronic copy is downloadable at www.grimsbyfutsal.co.uk
A link to above is available via fixture emails sent to teams weekly
Competing teams must register a first set of colours. In the event of a colour clash the second named
team must change. Bibs are available. Players should be dressed in uniform shirts and shorts.
Goalkeepers must wear kit that does not clash with the referees. Goalkeepers may wear tracksuit
bottoms. Players must wear shin pads.
ARRANGEMENT OF THE COMPETITION – AS PER RULES SUBMITTED
Matches are played at the Novartis Sports Club and YMCA unless unforeseen circumstances dictate otherwise.
Referees will complete a match report and return it to the League Administrator at the end of each evening’s group of matches.
PROTESTS & COMPLAINTS
All questions of eligibility, qualification of players or interpretation of Rules shall be referred to the
Committee. The committee thereon shall entertain no objection to the dimensions of the playing area
or appurtenances unless a protest is lodged before the commencement of the game.
A protest to Grimsby Futsal League must be made within 48 hours of incident.
Any appeal against a decision of the Grimsby Futsal League committee must be made to the Lincolnshire Football Association,
in accordance with its rules, within 14 days of the posting of the decision of the Committee and
accompanied by an appeal fee of £45
To be dealt with by Grimsby Futsal League in association with LFA procedures.
No team must enter this Competition in the name of another affiliated club without the full knowledge
and authority of that club.
At the time of writing these Rules Grimsby Futsal League was giving Pro-Active Sportswear vouchers to league winners based on number of teams playing in a league or competition. Pro-Active have just entered into liquidation, meaning League is having to revalue its winners prize policy.
We all take playing football for granted; that was not the case for my father and many many more like him.
My father flew over Germany 45 times as a Lancaster rear gunner, a post with a survival rate of just 30%, only the lucky ones survived as a rear gunner.
On one of the rare occasions he spoke of the war he told me how he envied me as teenager being able to play football.
His generation missed playing football so that I and a future generation could play.
We go to a bar to eat and relax, my father the same in the Officers Mess; difference was every time the door opened they counted to see who was missing from last bombing raid.
My father thought he had fought the war to end all wars; far from it.
Since I have witnessed a player that was with me in junior football give his life in Afghanistan.
We owe them big thanks.