Talk:Single (football)

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i dont think "rouge" is obsolete at all. i hear it quite often when watching with my family or on the field with my teamates. we rarely say "single."

Ball hitting the uprights[edit]

"since the 1970's its been consited a dead ball, but before then it was a live ball.

Some want the single to inculde the goal posts as well, with the receiving team getting the ball placed on the 45 yard line, not the 35 yard line as in a unsaral single, and therefore be link the behind in Australia Football as that is also the case."

IDK why someone deleted this, I know all that's true, as Kanga-Kucha (and his various names) posted the later on the cfl.ca and 13thman.com forums, as well as got many fans to submit that rule, along with others, into the fan vote last year as well as this year. I hope someone will, and it stays, but if not, at least I can say it here for KK's sake.--69.180.37.180 (talk) 02:38, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

(since the 1970s; before then it was a live ball. In addition, some fans want the single to be extended to include the goalposts as well, with the receiving team getting the ball placed on the 45 yard line and not the 35 yard line as in a usual single. However, despite requests by a small group of fans, the Canadian Football League has never given this change serious consideration[citation needed]

The Sheffield Rules, a 19th-century code of football, also utilized the rouge as a secondary scoring method. The behind is a similar concept used in Australian rules football (with the expection that behinds also count even if the ball hits the posts), as is the over in Gaelic football.

Singles are not awarded in the follow sistuations:

if a ball is downed in the end zone after being intercepted in the end zone if a ball is fumbled outside the end zone if the kicked ball hits the goalposts[1] when a kickoff goes into the end zone and then out of bounds without being touched In all these cases the defending team is awarded possession of the ball at the 25-yard line.

See? so much better now...--69.180.37.180 (talk) 03:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)



The Rouge, if not originating at Eton School (England) in the mid-19th century, was certainly used there to overcome the problem of a goal not being scored and a game ending scoreless or level. The ball had to be touched on the floor of the territory beyond the goal line by the hand, after being kicked, not carried.

It was adopted in Sheffield some time after organised football was played by some 30 clubs in the surrounding area, by the leading Sheffield club (formed 1857), probably copying or borrowing this problem solving method at Eton.

90.207.8.90 (talk) 17:45, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Which team receives the point?[edit]

  • The article doesn't seem to make clear which team receives the point off of a single. Is it the team that kicked it, or the team receiving it that gets a point? Jedibob5 (talk) 07:21, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

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Start because of length and quality. TFCforever (talk)

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