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Is Vieira right about Man United getting a home penalty advantage?

Discussion in 'football' started by editor, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Big Gunz

    Big Gunz Well-Known Member

    Another soft penalty yesterday and another sending off.
  2. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    The penalty was a dive and the ref had no say in the sending off.
  3. bigbry

    bigbry Well-Known Member R.I.P.

    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.
  4. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    Whatever way he worded it, it is bollox.
  5. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    We should just make this thread a sticky. More diving today.
  6. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    How theatrical was it?
  7. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Oh dear. Shame as MU are by far the better side. Gonna be some grumbling if it does finish 1-0
  9. Voley

    Voley The Vole That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    LOL. :D How the hell did the ref fall for that?
  10. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    It was right in front of him too
  11. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    If only our players were the paragon's of virtue and fair play that Liverpool's are.

    ((((United)))
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  12. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Domination Snert

    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.
  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Linesman to blame in my opinion
  14. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    No, I think you will find that it is only United's players who do it.
  15. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

  16. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    You could out Mancini Mancini.
  17. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    The dive was flamboyant, but it was definitely a foul.
  18. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Should the two cancel each other out?
  19. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    No, because a foul is a foul.
  20. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    And how does one do that? Try and give the title away before all the games are played??
  21. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    Surely there has to be a limit?
  22. Diamond

    Diamond The Red Baron

    To wit -

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  23. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    give the penalty but book the flamboyant diver
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  24. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    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?
  25. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    nah, he went looking for that. It was a dive.
  26. Termite Man

    Termite Man zombie flesh eater

    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.
  27. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    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?
  28. Deareg

    Deareg Well-Known Member

    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.
  29. Big Gunz

    Big Gunz Well-Known Member

    Liverpool should have had at least an extra 10 penalties then if that is a penalty.
  30. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    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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