As the title suggests "If you could change the rules" and had the power to change them, what in your opinion would better the game?
To start off i would put forward 2 changes....
The offside rule (when the ball is played forward)
If the receiving (offside) player collects the ball and then finds himself back onside with no CLEAR advantage (e,g defenders back behind the ball) in play, then play should be allowed to continue.
The points system
I still feel the points system could be bettered to promote more entertainment, here i put forward 2 options
Back to two points for a win, one for a draw, and 3 points being awarded only to any side who wins by a 3 or more goal margin.
Two for a win, one for a draw, and three points+ bonus points for each goal added to the 3 goal margin (eg 5-0 = 5 points. 5-1 = 4 points. 4-2= 2 points) therefore losing teams still have something to play for. Going by the current system most teams would roll over at 3-0 0r 4-0 but with this system they could still make a difference.
These are thoughts i have had for some time, but it would be good to hear your views, on other rule changes as well has my own.