I find the whole cheating thing one of the most despicable parts of the modern game. Closely followed by spitting and blowing bogeys out of their nose. It starts well before rolling around on the floor .... throw ins. Player kicks ball out of play then sticks his hand in the air to deliberately deceive the lino. Cheating. Corner kicks, shirt pulling, dodging and weaving, standing in front of the goalie. Cheating. Our players do it too, they all do. Watch the replay of Steve Jackson from this weekend's game. He gets skinned by Khazi then the first thing he does his remonstrates with the ref signalling that his shirt had been pulled. Fuck off, he skinned you and you're now cheating to try to put doubt in the refs mind. Cheating.
I fully agree with your comments about Tadic ... its sometimes like hes been fucking shot. Cheating. However, the modern game has come to this now and if our players don't "go down" or hassle the ref then we end up getting shafted. How many times have you seen the ref not give 1 or 2 marginal decisions only to give a soft pen 'cos the team is "owed one"?
Unfortunately it needs a total rethink and led by the ref. It won't happen ' cos pussies like Gurning Klippety Klopp will grind the ref and 4th official down all the time whinging and whining all match. The one thing I do like about MaPe is that he takes ref decisions on the chin. No moaning, no back biting. Some people don't like him for that ... "no backbone", but honest ..... !
Rant over. Who the fuck started this, I need a lay down. COYR