I have a question about the goal redesign.
What is the reason for the elimination of the crossbar? I don’t understand the benefits.
The part that I find particularly problematic is that it makes it more difficult to judge a goal when the robot is aiming at a goal with a chip kick.
Even if the ball bounces off the wall behind the goal and goes out of play, it would still be a goal under the current rules. Also, even if you accept this as a goal, it would be extremely difficult to judge whether it bounced against the wall next to the goal or not.
I think the crossbar is needed more than ever if we’re going to assume tip kicks due to the change in open class ball specifications.
As a slight aside, I propose that the opposing team be entitled to a penalty kick if the robot takes a chip kick and runs the ball off the field.