However implemented, it’s a rule to enforce that one team does not lose by a substantial amount to another team.
I’ve seen this implemented over the years in fashion.
The worst way I have seen it implemented is when the team with the larger score, takes members of their team off the field.
Why is this the wrong way?
- Invariably, the mismatch is not by numbers but by skill so there is a good chance the other team will score again.
- You are blatantly saying to the other team – “we can beat you with less” or rather “less of our players are worth more of yours”.
At that point in the game, the message being sent to the losing team is – “look, you’re probably still going to lose, but while you’re at, we’re going to take you down a few more pegs to be sure.”
Still not sure if you agree?
Apply it to your current team, they are underperforming, not doing well, going through a rough patch compared to some of the other groups (it happens) so what are you going to do?
Show them up against another team that is excelling right now and show them how well that team is doing compared to them?