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Time to shut this one down. When you get a post of the quality of 818 you just know you've reached the zenith and further improvement is not possible!
As I said loads of foreign sky fans on here, with no brains, on the man u/ Barcelona website, all wanting to support the teams that wins everything, and don't care how they do it. Henry and Peres tried this and Danny Mills wanted to "Do Them" quite rightly so. It is totally disrespectful, and micky taking, a penalty is a penalty and there is one accepted way of taking it same as pausing on run up!
Why is it that when there's something a player has done that was class someone just has to include man utd somewhere. And as for the penalty that messi took how an earth is that arrogant? If you are arrogant just ask mourinho or c.ronaldo the bbc are lost. i don't see a problem with the penalty its just typical of barca its what they do.
The "combination penalty" was already performed by Rik Coppens of Belgium in a World Cup Qualifier against Iceland on the 5th of June 1957 (see clip, starting at 1:32):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFk0xqO4VkUDisrespectful? I don't see why
Aren't defending players supposed to run back in case the ball rebounds off the 'keeper or post? Out of the box thinking and lazy defending.
I think a penalty should be allowed to be taken anyway the team winning it want to take it.You are penalising the offending team so pretty much anything goes that gives an advantage to the taker.
Suarez's teeth were definitely offside.
The goal was so offensive that it should not have been seen in a stadium full of men, women and children. All the spectators are set to be traumatised for life.
774. tosca21, I believe the Coventry free kick was outlawed because it was deemed that the backflick involved the player touching the ball twice.Nothing wrong with the Barca penalty, it has been done before and is within the rules. As the intention was still to score it was not disrespectful.Besides if Joey Barton doesn't like it, then it must be OK.
I still remember the fabulous Coventry free kick, which was later outlawed - ridiculous. I enjoyed Lamela's Rabona earlier this season too. We want to see players show all their skills as much as possible. That's what we pay for. If the opponent isn't as good, well that's football and that's life.
Can we talk about how Alberto Moreno gets away with not being able to throw the ball properly? That violates the laws of the games, this does not.Get over it, you philistines.
@ 799 Stephen I guess you don't like being entertained, we watch football because its entertaining and fun, so to say the penalty is disrespectful is a joke, and the comment "We used to do people that done that sort of thing here years ago that's" that's why we wont win world cups with that attitude, no skill or invention, football would be dull without this.
Plymouth Argyle did this type of penalty twice (and scored) in the 1960s: '61 vs Aston Villa in the League Cup, and again in 1964 vs Man City in a Div 2 game.
@805. keepmenutdaanWhat's the point of hard men? Waste of time ever since they banned tackling 10 years ago. Remember the full blooded sliding tackle from behind? That's been in the museum since about 1990.
I think the bigger problem is that there are not enough hard men in football,I know for a fact that if there were hard men in La Liga,the next challenge they received would have been a total wipe-out.I know AFC done it, but didn't they miss, I'm sure there was a player ready to wipe out Henry.disrespectful - yes but a long way down the list on things wrong in football
What a waste of HYS space...who cares? A gifted, thinking (now that's new) footballer passes to a team mate who scores in slightly unusual circumstances. Hold the back pages! Is this the only topic in sport that is worthy of opening up for comment?If Rooney tried this he'd trip over his Velcro boot fasteners.
Finchy 797How true that is.
If we talking disrespectful we should be talking about the amount of times players go to ground barely touched. It resembles WWE these days. Now that is disrespectful, actually it's cheating. Far worse than an original piece of play - within the rules.
Perhaps Messi / Suarez may just have just broadened the horizons of soccer. It's a shame so many narrow-minded people see it as a threat and not a defining moment.
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