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The subject of Diving has been debated a lot. However the commentators and football pundits have much to answer for in the way they discuss the subject ! That being a player has "won" a penalty , has "won" a free kick. This presents the act as a goal to be achieved and is actually part of the game ?
There may be an opportunity for football (or soccaaar) to be replaced by a physical sport, I think when the inevitable happens, defenders having their hands tied behind their backs, it could be the end for football (soccaaar)
One of the biggest problems for people diving is idiots like Alan Shearer."He got a touch and went down" For gods sake it is a physical game where people tackle each other how are you not supposed to touch them. You are telling me that great big lumps like footballers are felled my the slightest touch, come on for gods sake admit it when someone dives. It's cheating isn't it Vardy
@84 The Citizen"Always plenty of great pics of him diving in Google images, some with links to quality newspaper journalism about the lovely chap."There's plenty of diving articles about City players too, in particular Yaya Toure...oh, sorry, they're driving articles.
88.I couldn't agree with you more.In the Arsenal v Bournemouth game the other week Bournemouth got a penalty when both defender and forward collided into each other.Worse still Sky Sports numpty Jamie Redknapp assertively told the viewer that as there was contact it was a penalty.So on the Jamie Redknapp principle we should have roughly 10 penalties per game.
89, talk about rose tinted glasses,if a cfc player,lets say costa,had fouled kompany in the same manner as aguero,you lot would want capital punishment bought back.sterlings dived once, hahaha, sterling dives so often he wears goggles and a snorkel,silva always looks like he has been shot and navas likes to act like a grass roller putting lines all over the pitch,dive,roll over,get up,dive,repeat
Jurgen Klopp wants to shut his gob and concentrate on management. Anyone knows anyone serious in football uses twitter. Hes a clown and will destroy Liverpool. Karius is worst goalie in history of Premier league. Fact.
Remember that wildlife programme with the meerkat. just shouting the same thing over and over again. Was it called matt? After 5+ years, Sergio has got wise to going down easily. Sterling did it ONCE - but David Silva.......ha ha, that's priceless.Of course, Fabregas was a pillar of honesty a week last Saturday. Chelsea deserved the £100k for his behaviour alone.
all this nonsense on contact in a penalty box is utter garbage,when i was playing and watching football in the 80/90s it was about being brought down!! not this contact nonsense, attackers now days make contact with defenders to deceive match officials to get penalties >
@ 7. Posted by The countless clowns of John_from_Hendon"We manufacture bugger all these days, and it's one of our few exports where the profits can't be claimed as made overseas, so tax has to be paid here. What a crap country we live in."$219,000,000,000.00 in manufacturing output in 2013. Don't believe everything the Labour Party and the BBC (which is basically the same thing) tell you.
84, the biggest cheat ever in the history of football, francis lee, the biggest divers now, sterling, silva, navas. 82, there is no such thing as a penalty unless the ref gives it, the amount of dodgy pens mcfc get should be questioned,81, if some one has been warned about their conduct and gets assaulted its the perpetrator who gets in trouble not the victim, the fa, on the sheiks gift list
So who spiked Yaya's cake?
When I hear or read about diving in football I think of Rooney; the consummate cheat. Always plenty of great pics of him diving in Google images, some with links to quality newspaper journalism about the lovely chap.https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2009/dec/15/england-football-diving-bigotry-hypocrisy
Journalists don't help the diving situation by being afraid to say it as it is. Take the example In this article: 'snodgrass looked suspiciously untouched 'No, snodgrass is a diving cheat.
81. You forgot the two "stonewall" penalties and Anthony Taylor's poor finishing not to mention Anthony Taylor's joke defending and goalkeeping. Are you serious? Aguero started it with that assault.
@78 ye we got so many favours in that game. Anthony Taylor Altrincham fan my 4r$e. And it's because it's their 5th incident in the past year or so, should've really had a points reduction. And none of this would've happened if it weren't for sideshow bob getting let off with a clear red anyway.
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