What the players’ say (Ephraim Longworth)

April 7, 1921
– A new dodge has just been discovered whereby a player decides to jump out of the playing area and by that means make a forward offside. But the law looks upon a field in football as something more than the mere oblong space. The law says a player may not leave the field without permission of the referee, so that the player who jumps aside and out of play is breaking a rule, and can be pulled up for it. The dodge cuts both ways, you see. – Ephraim Longworth, Liverpool F.C.
(Source: Sheffield Independent: April 7, 1921; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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