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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00
    How is for example that saints player going down like a girl after Barry Hall 'tapped' him in the semi last year, any different from Nakamura going down from a cruching tackle from Gella. Its all the same thing, just some Footballers do it more often.
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    And being glanced on a shin guard from a soccer player are exactly the same aren't they...
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    Its one thing i use in defence of cricket when non fans call it "poofy"

    'How many other sports can you watch where someone gets whacked in the nads at 90mph, and everyone, including his team mate, laughs at him.... compare that to footballers who fall down when its windy'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
    Some don't see it as cheating, some think it's part of the game. Maradona has described his famous handball as "a subtle chess manoeuvre" and I'm not sure many Argentinian fans would disagree with him, it's a cultural thing, beating England this way was something to be proud of, and I can sort of see the logic behind it.
    Without wishing to venture too far into dodgy national stereotypes, I think there's something in that. The Argentines celebrate it because Maradona picked our pockets & got away with it. Slanderous generalisation it may be, but I think they prefer foul means to fair; cherishing the subtle slap in tha face to the old Empire builders. I have a suspicion they would laugh at our (possibly outdated) ideals of sportsmanship.

    Of course, he who lives by the sword dies by it too, so I personally cheered very loudly when young Michael "earned" penalties against them in 98 & 02.
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    Weren't they both fouls anyway?

    2002 certainly was.
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    Something that really hacks me off is when someone stays down after a tackle to stop the other team getting a breakaway. It happens so often these days - one player will come away with the ball with their team in a good position and the other guy will lie down while the rest of their team demand the ball be kicked out. Two minutes later he'll be back up again not at all worse for wear. It's just so typical of modern sport - something that was done in good sportsmanship being used to give yourself an unfair advantage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    When Mansfield played Macclesfield, we were down 3-0 and 3 times late on we made a tackle and their player went down and stayed down for awhile...we thought they were play-acting, then it turned out one guy was actually then out for 6 weeks.
    The most obvious sign that it's an act is when they roll all over the ground. If you've actually hurt yourself seriously the last thing you want to do is roll around clutching your knee/ankle/shin - you want to keep yourself as still as possible. When you've done something really serious - say cruciate ligament, or a broken leg - you go into shock a bit and just automatically stay still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Redman
    Something that really hacks me off is when someone stays down after a tackle to stop the other team getting a breakaway. It happens so often these days - one player will come away with the ball with their team in a good position and the other guy will lie down while the rest of their team demand the ball be kicked out. Two minutes later he'll be back up again not at all worse for wear. It's just so typical of modern sport - something that was done in good sportsmanship being used to give yourself an unfair advantage.
    This is the reason I have never understood 'Time Out' in American sports. Just when a team is playing really entertaining sport, the opposition calls a time out and stops the quality, entertaining play
    You know it makes sense.

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    The game in general, is the worst part of soccer.

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    to provide a different perspective...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhmaster
    The game in general, is the worst part of soccer.
    Go to the AFL World Cup forum...

    Oh wait... Other nations have to play the game for there to be a World Cup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete
    Go to the AFL World Cup forum...

    Oh wait... Other nations have to play the game for there to be a World Cup!
    Poor comment for mine, considering there is an Aussie Rules world cup, was played last year.

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    And it was a huge success with the game becoming extremely popular in one other country (probably some random island in the Pacific)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    And it was a huge success with the game becoming extremely popular in one other country (probably some random island in the Pacific)
    You're a poor human being.


    That is all.


    Edit: I bet you're English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    You're a poor human being.


    That is all.


    Edit: I bet you're English.
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