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14 major rule changes Scottish football fans need to know about for the new season

It is not long until the SPFL league season kicks off and referees again become the focus of ire and disgruntlement.

There will likely be more confusion this season with a range of rule changes. Click and scroll through the various changes and tweaks to get a better understanding of what has changed.

Players will continue to be booked for over celebrating, including removal of the shirt. A yellow card will be shown even if the goal is disallowed.

9. Celebrating

Players will continue to be booked for over celebrating, including removal of the shirt. A yellow card will be shown even if the goal is disallowed.
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They are required to have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken and cannot stand behind the line. Not allowed to be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets.

10. Goalkeeper - penalties

They are required to have at least part of one foot on/in line with the goal line when the kick is taken and cannot stand behind the line. Not allowed to be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets.
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Teams are now able to take a quick free-kick even if the offence is to be penalised by a yellow or red card. The referee can show the card at the next stoppage in play.

11. Quick free kicks

Teams are now able to take a quick free-kick even if the offence is to be penalised by a yellow or red card. The referee can show the card at the next stoppage in play.
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Attackers are not allowed to be within 1m (1yd) of a defensive wall of three or more. An offence from the attacker will result in an indirect free kick.

12. Walls at free kicks

Attackers are not allowed to be within 1m (1yd) of a defensive wall of three or more. An offence from the attacker will result in an indirect free kick.
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