Major rule change to stadium clocks and big screens as new season kicks off as fans say 'thank the Lord' and 'love that' | The Sun
FOOTBALL fans are rejoicing over a rule change which means stadium clocks will now show added time at the end of each half.
EFL scoreboards or giant screen timers will run until the completion of the half – rather than stopping at 45 and 90 minutes.
It comes as a result of IFAB guidance following the introduction of a new approach to timekeeping.
The step has been taken to improve the "transparency" of the game as fans will be more informed as to how much time remains.
According to The Mail, Howard Webb and the PGMOL, the referees' body, had a major say in the decision to change stadium clocks.
The alteration will be enforced in the Championship, League One and League Two where technology permits it.
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It is not yet clear whether the stadium clocks will show added time in the Premier League.
In response to the change, one fan said: "Thank the lord I think these footballing governing bodies are finally waking up ❤️⚽️."
While another added: "About time."
A third responded: "Love that, won't have to guess how much time is left anymore 😅."