- Football sorry..Barton What a pen…..
From Barton’s twitter feed –
Can do nothing but apologise to the players and the fans. Still don’t think its a sending off. Tried to take 1 of their players with me….
Still not my proudest moment but who gives a f*ck, we are safe……….and that is all that matters.Posted 5 years ago
Think a few people are forgetting Tevez started the fracas by throwing a punch to the head…?
aww, c’mon. You’re just hating it because you want to hate it. It’s not as if Hollywood actors are a perfect bunch, or rugby players, or boxers, or cyclists, or athletes………
But you’ll struggle to find a more compelling drama than that in any of those arenas. Real edge of the seat stuff. Closest I can remember in recent memory was Edgbaston 2005.Posted 5 years ago
Wrecker, there’s far more cheating in rugby, but that’s rather in the nature of the game.
The pathetic play acting/diving rubbish in much professional soccer is a disgrace to the word ‘sport however, and sadly damages what could be a good game. The stupid money and corruption involved does very little to help.
As a game, soccer is rather good. As a sporting business it is vile.Posted 5 years agoCaptJonMember
wrecker – Member
I honestly cannot think of another sport where participants cheat so blatantly of regularly as football.
Cycling – they are all on drugsPosted 5 years ago
Rugby – constant digs and stamps
F1 – not filling your tank up properly, running others off the road
Cricket – appealing for stuff you know isn’t out, not walking when you know you areBearMember
In cricket the appealing is not as bad as it was because of reviews, and it is only that an appeal. In a four day game you might have 5 or 6 contentious appeals, in 90 mins of football the pitch will ice over every few minutes for someone to slip over!
More of an issue in cricket would be ball tampering as it is common place, however doesn’t affect the game nearly as much.Posted 5 years ago
I’m sure a large majority realise exactly how lucky they are to be paid for kicking a bag of wind round a field for 90 mins a week. But they don’t make such good press. Sure, they enjoy the riches that come with it but I’m pretty sure they also know what a privileged life they have.
A few are absolute morons, and will always be the ones you read about because they sell papers.
All are paid to win and many will exercise whatever tactics they can to do that. It’s a purely results driven business. Just because someone goes down a bit easily when in the box, it doesn’t make them a bad person. It (sadly, I’ll agree) is part of the game now. A part I’d like to see stamped out but all the while it drives results and is hence condoned / encouraged by their managers, colleagues, etc., it’s part of the game.Posted 5 years agoloumMember
It was pantomimme cheating.Posted 5 years ago
Unfortunately it’s part of the game now, like american wrestling. That’s what the tv and media companies thrive on, controversy, drama and OUTRAGE! so its here to stay. The more money and media coverage involved, the worse it gets. Its spreading to other games too, rugby’s one.
But nobody had their arm snapped backwards, their eyes gouged, their balls grabbed, or a shoulder dislocated by being thrown at the ground by two people.
Its hard to quantify the amount of cheating in sports, but its easy to see one where real damage is done by pre-meditated violence that deserves locking up.
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