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How would you go about explaining the offside rule to a female friend?
I have been going to football matches since i was a kid and understand the offside rule, but i have difficulty explaining it to friends. What is the best way to describe it?

I seem to remember seeing a site once that explained it in terms of shopping, but i can't fine it....
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Topaz2308 answers:

Found this explanation in terms me and you would understand clearly and actually understand it now myself so quite proud.

You're in a shoe shop, second in the queue for the till. Behind the shop
assistant on the till is a pair of shoes which you have seen and which you
must have.

The shopper in front of you has seen them also and is eyeing them with

Both of you have forgotten your purses.

It would be totally rude to push in front of the first woman if you had no
money to pay for the shoes.

The shop assistant remains at the till waiting.

Your friend is trying on another pair of shoes at the back of the shop and
sees your dilemma.

She prepares to throw her purse to you.

If she does so, you can catch the purse, then walk round the other shopper
and buy the shoes.

At a pinch she could throw the purse ahead of the other shopper and, *whilst
it is in flight* you could nip around the other shopper, catch the purse and
buy the shoes.

Always remembering that until the purse has *actually been thrown* it would
be plain wrong to be forward of the other shopper.

There you go ladies!!!


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