Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Mar 30, 2012.
Another soft penalty yesterday and another sending off.
The penalty was a dive and the ref had no say in the sending off.
The Viera affair has been blown out ofall proportion. The Daily Mail (Des Kelly ?) quoted verbatim what was said during the interview about a week ago (I read it at work before I get flamed). Viera was asked specifically by BBC reporter if he thought United got 'easy' penalties. He said he thought it went on for the big clubs in every country and quoted Italy and Spain as two examples. He didn't think it was a conspiracy, it was just that ref's maybe show a small bias to the 'big'clubs - he wasn't moaning, he just said we have to make sure we (mMan City) become a 'big' club.
Whatever way he worded it, it is bollox.
We should just make this thread a sticky. More diving today.
How theatrical was it?
It's here, a disgrace
Oh dear. Shame as MU are by far the better side. Gonna be some grumbling if it does finish 1-0
LOL. How the hell did the ref fall for that?
It was right in front of him too
If only our players were the paragon's of virtue and fair play that Liverpool's are.
That's totally routine now for all Premier League clubs isn't it? Slight contact, player goes down with triple somersault and pike. Fans of <insert team A> getting all righteous about players from <team B> diving just looks a bit silly tbh.
Linesman to blame in my opinion
No, I think you will find that it is only United's players who do it.
You could out Mancini Mancini.
The dive was flamboyant, but it was definitely a foul.
Should the two cancel each other out?
No, because a foul is a foul.
And how does one do that? Try and give the title away before all the games are played??
Surely there has to be a limit?
To wit -
give the penalty but book the flamboyant diver
If it was a foul then does it really matter if the player goes down like the dying swan? I would have thought that the players who dive without being fouled or even touched are the one's who are the problem?
nah, he went looking for that. It was a dive.
It may be a foul but I still see it as gamesmanship which shouldn't be allowed. For fairness I'd make it so dives on their own can't be appealed but dives when fouled can be and an independent panels will decide if the dive is exaggerated or not based on video evidence.
How about the player being allowed to deliver a kick hard enough to warrant the massive overreaction? The diving player just stands there and the tacking player has one free kick before resuming the game?
I am not sure about whether it is gamesmaship or not, but if a defender or keeper are making what is not a dangerous attempt to clear the ball then the attackers should be expected to step over the outstretched limb, just as they did in the past, the present interpretation is a fucking joke and players are milking it.
Liverpool should have had at least an extra 10 penalties then if that is a penalty.
They'd have a lot of work then seeing as every single team has been guilty of diving.
I'd still like no-nonsense, rugby style refs.
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