is a game, based on football, played up and down the UK by schoolchildren
The basic idea of the game is simple: everyone pairs of with a partner (hence doubles) and your team
a number of goal
s to progress to the next round. Once only one team is left that hasn't scored the required number of goals, that team is eliminated
and the game starts a new round. The game continues until one team is crowned champion
The game is usually played with bags
for goal posts
and in a concrete playground
. The game is usually played with a tennis ball
or small football. The game lasts until one team wins.
The lone goalkeeper
acts as the referee
. He is supposed to be unbiased
but this is rarely the case.
If the referee
spots a foul
then he may give a penalty
. If the foul can't be given to any one team, such in the case of handball
, then a penalty
is given to each team.
At the referee’s digression
, he/she may declare a goal to have been spectacular
. That goal counts as two.
"Roofing the ball":
Anyone who manages to kick the ball onto nearby roof
s must get the ball. In addition, penalties
are awarded all round.