Please help. As a keeper - it is well known - we have trouble doing up our shoe laces, let alone knowing the rules of hockey. But I really thought I knew the rule regarding 'logging' and the ball near the keeper - I THOUGHT it went like this ... If the ball is stuck in clothing or the keeper is ON TOP of the ball - short corner. If the keeper is lying in FRONT of the ball but the ball is free and open - play on UNLESS the keeper is getting hit with sticks then 16 hit to keep the keeper safe. This Saturday we were playing and at the other end, the opposing keeper logged and the ball was free and open for our players to try and pull back to get control - after the game ended, one of my outfield players said it should have been a short, saying the keeper made no effort to get out the way. I was on the side of the opposing keeper - I said he would have been stupid to get out of the way and as long as he just lay there he was well within his rights to do just that - I have done that loads of time. The player I was talking to was ADAMENT that there had been (to use his words) not a change in the rules but a change in the interpretation such that the keeper MUST make an effort to get out of the way - he said this was supposed to safe guard the keeper because, if play was allowed to continue, the attackers could just WACK the ball into the prone keeper and possibley break his ribs. Please help so I know what I should be doing, or at least be able to argue my point in the bar with some authority. Many thanks.