I disagree SJS. The "ball carrying arm" issue applies to the ball carrier being able to use or promote the ball, not the tackler. When a player is on the floor then as soon as he is touched (and the ball comprises a part of the player at this point) then the tackle is completed.
The point is relatively moot though and, as you say, who on here would willingly take the job on.
I bow to your infallibility. In future I promise to think twice before questioning your judgements.
Correct, despite the preferences of many fans, when you are on the floor if anyone lays a hand on you then you are tackled. The interpretation of voluntary tackles has ben left wanting for over a decade now, to the extent that it has virtually left the referees' lexicon.
The problem is though, BSJ, that Ainscough didn't lay a hand on the Workington player as he lay on the floor (and I think it's the ball-carrying arm that should be grounded). The Workington man rolled against Ainscough's legs, whereupon Ainscough wrestled the ball from his grip and ran off.
All of whom were young, inexperienced players with something to prove when we had them.
Using experienced first team players (a current international in this case!) who play a couple of games for the partner club in order to gain a bit of match fitness is farcical.
I fully agree, Terminator.
When used "properly" (by which I mean to develop young talent in the game by regular game time in the Championship), then everyone benefits.
Perhaps an age limit should be applied to DR to prevent the "farce" to which you refer.
But maybe SL teams wouldn't be too happy with that...