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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 March 2007, 11:03 GMT
Ridsdale rubbishes shoot-out idea
Cardiff captain takes a penalty for Cardiff
Penalty shoot-outs could become a regular part of league matches
Cardiff say they will fiercely oppose plans to scrap draws in favour of deciding games on penalty shoot-outs.

The radical proposal is one of the ideas the 72 club chairmen have agreed to investigate through a Football League working party.

But Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale told BBC Sport: "It's a nonsense idea and won't make the game more exciting.

"People will come to Cardiff, stick 11 men behind the ball hoping for a draw and the try to beat us on penalties."

The idea was originally put forward in the recent Football League Fans Survey.

There are currently two proposals to be considered - a traditional penalty shoot-out or where a player would have eight seconds to try and score after receiving the ball on the half-way line.

But Ridsdale added: "If you look at the top of the Championship at the moment - it's never been so exciting so why change something that's not broken?

"I just hope everybody expresses the same view as us at the meeting and that's we are totally against it."



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