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Old Mon Aug 22, 2016, 01:12pm
timasdf timasdf is offline
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Thumbs down Effectively no penalty for third timeout request

I know that I am resurrecting a thread from 18 months ago, but is this new rule really better for the spirit of the game?

I can understand some thinking that a loss of rally/point for a third TO request was too harsh.

A very common strategy is to use a TO to ice / distract the opposing team's server.

With the new rule, however, a coach can shout TIME OUT moments before the opponent is about to serve, with no real penalty. With the large amount of time administering the UD, the coach gets the full effect of the ice / distraction, without any real penalty.

This may correspond with other rule sets, but I fail to see how this advances the spirit of the game.
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