Keith B Posted May 6, 2019 Report Share Posted May 6, 2019 Well part of me is always sorry when the football season comes to an end. Always seems an eternity before it starts again. However one thing I'm not sorry about and would love to see an end to is the diving and cheating as seen on TV. What ever makes a player dive / cheat / call it what you will, knowing or forgetful, that the incident will be shown in slow motion on our screens ? We watch him protesting his innocence and often screaming at the referee - and it's often been proven beyond doubt that there was no physical contact at all. Premier League players are guilty of it and the Championship as well. Sad to say it's a growing problem - this eagerness to succeed to the extent that, anything goes to bring it about. The slightest touch from an opponent brings a dive - I'm sick to death of it ! What ever happened to the real men in this 'contact sport'. When I played, you fell to the ground only if really hit hard and more often than not you played on, even though it hurt like hell. Where is the personal pride these days ? The knowledge that you have achieved something through hard graft and mastering skills. What we see now it seems, is a sad reflection of today's society. I acknowledge though, that thankfully, not all players engage in cheating. Hopefully if VAR is introduced to the higher leagues and its use is extended to cover all on pitch controversy, this might stop some of it. Enjoy the summer people and lets look forward to next season with hope and expectation. B Manning and Monsoon 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now