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Run two Soccer matches on the same ground simultaneously at right angles
I've never seen the point of soccer, but it seems to me
that it would be more efficient to run two games
simultaneously on each ground at the same time.
Placing one pair of goals at the north/south ends, and
another pair at east/west ends, two different colour balls
would be used.
initially that the games are independent, the 4
teams would use 4 obviously different sets of kit so as to
be able to distinguish them.
TV viewers would be able to filter out the team they're not
interested in by a clever system to do with the colour of
the balls and the kits.
Of course further efficiencies can be made if the two
matches are related, for example if one team has to play
two contenders then you would have 3 teams on the field
instead of 4 (and thus give a job to most of the members
of the team that don't seem to do anything).
You could then share a goal as well, so only use 3 goals (at
120degrees to each other?) making the job of the goal
keeper much more interesting.
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||// I've never seen the point of soccer //
||Take heart, you're not alone. I think it largely has to do
with giving billions of children in Third-World nations an
impossible dream to which they can aspire, since
participation in any of the world's other team sports
requires either money or a goat carcass.
||For an even more efficient use of time and space,
why not run three games at once using six teams, à la
||oh yes, I'd not looked at Chinese Checkers before; but certainly that is
the type of ting I was thinking of.
||seems rather unpolarized to me. A 3 team game seems untenable but a 2x2 could work.
||With some differing uniform colors and some video-crunching software, you could display either game while filtering out the other. Hilarity ensues when players run in or are encumbered by what appears to the TV viewers as nothing at all.