In which V is still trying to get her head around the offside rule.
FIFA gives us a rather lengthy analysis
of the offside rule via the magic of flash animation.
I watched this for about 15 minutes last night and the only thing I can sort out is this: if you physically jump OVER the ball, you might not be offside. Also: your hand might not be offisde, but your face definitely is.
I begin to suspect that this is all very arbitrary.