No Offence follows a team of cops in the heart of crime. This team of cops are tough but big-hearted who go above and beyond to bring down criminals. Set on one of the worst parts of town there is a demoralizing list of crimes: drug labs, arsonists, neo-Nazis and notorious murderers. These are just a days work for this team. However when a serial killer emerges it leaves the team and DI Vivienne Deering reeling. Joined by her right-hand women DC Dinah Kowlaska and DS Joy Freers they must crack the case by whatever means possible.

No Offence - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-05-05

No Offence - Offside (association football) - Netflix

Offside is one of the laws of association football, codified in Law 11 of the Laws of the Game. The law states that a player is in an offside position if any of their body parts except the hands and arms is in the opponents' half of the pitch and closer to the opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent (the last opponent is usually but not necessarily the goalkeeper). Being in an offside position is not an offence in itself, but a player so positioned when the ball is played forward by a teammate will commit the offside offence if they become “involved in active play”, which includes receiving the ball.

No Offence - Offside offence - Netflix

A player in an offside position at the moment the ball is touched or played by a teammate is only penalised for committing an offside offence if, in the opinion of the referee, they become involved in active play by: Interfering with play “playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a team-mate” Interfering with an opponent “preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision or challenging an opponent for the ball or clearly attempting to play a ball which is close to them when this action impacts on an opponent or making an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball” Gaining an advantage by playing the ball or interfering with an opponent when it has “- rebounded or been deflected off the goalpost, crossbar, match official or an opponent - been deliberately saved by any opponent” In addition to the above criteria, in the 2017–18 edition of the Laws of the Game, the IFAB made a further clarification that, “In situations where a player moving from, or standing in, an offside position is in the way of an opponent and interferes with the movement of the opponent towards the ball this is an offside offence if it impacts on the ability of the opponent to play or challenge for the ball.” There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from a goal kick, a corner kick, a throw-in, or a dropped ball. It is also not an offence if the ball was last deliberately played by an opponent (except for a deliberate save). In this context, according to the IFAB, “A ‘save’ is when a player stops, or attempts to stop, a ball which is going into or very close to the goal with any part of the body except the hands/arms (unless the goalkeeper within the penalty area).” An offside offence may occur if a player receives the ball directly from either a direct free kick or an indirect free kick. Since offside is judged at the time the ball is touched or played by a teammate, not when the player receives the ball, it is possible for a player to receive the ball significantly past the second-to-last opponent, or even the last opponent, without committing an offence. This used to be expressed in the Law by International Board Decision 1 to Law 11 using the following phrase, “A player who is not in an off-side position when one of his colleagues passes the ball to him or takes a free-kick, does not therefore become off-side if he goes forward during the flight of the ball.” Determining whether a player is “involved in active play” can be complex. The quote, “If he's not interfering with play, what's he doing on the pitch?” has been attributed to Bill Nicholson and Danny Blanchflower. In an effort to avoid such criticisms, which were based on the fact that phrases such as “interfering with play”, “interfering with an opponent” and “gaining an advantage” were not clearly defined, FIFA issued new guidelines for interpreting the offside law in 2003 and these were incorporated into Law 11 in July 2005. The new wording sought to define the three cases more precisely, but a number of football associations and confederations continued to request more information about what movements a player in an offside position could make without interfering with an opponent. In response to these requests IFAB circular 3 was issued in 2015 to provide additional guidance on the criteria for interfering with an opponent. This additional guidance is now included in the main body of the law and forms the last 3 conditions under the heading “Interfering with an opponent” as shown above. The circular also contained additional guidance on the meaning of a save, in the context of a ball that has “been deliberately saved by any opponent.”

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