Isn't that the same as shirt pulling, tripping, handball etc. All forms of cheating reallyAlways baffled me why a player only gets a caution for a dive, its like ok you can cheat but if i catch cheating again then you're off.
Some dives are very hard to spot, the one with Son recently divided opinion but some are obvious.
Football needs to look at Rugby and adopt the "putting it on report law"
Anyone with an "obvious dive" misses six games for me.
Whilst I accept that they can be natural fouls which happen in almost every game, if a player is one on one with the keeper and you grab their shirt and hack them down with no attempt to play the ball is still a form of cheating. It's just a more tolerated formNah, some fouls naturally happen during a game, you will trip an opponent, you will stop the ball with your hand, i think they are run of the mill expected offences in a game of football
I have not seen the incident in question, but to deliberately throw yourself to the floor in a bid to win a foul (and potentially get the opponent sent off?) is a pre meditated act of cheating and should be called out as such
never mind simulation of diving, back pages, should, if the player is found and accepted his charge, should say "xxxxxx CHEAT", confirmed.
Whilst I accept that they can be natural fouls which happen in almost every game, if a player is one on one with the keeper and you grab their shirt and hack them down with no attempt to play the ball is still a form of cheating. It's just a more tolerated form
If the referee thinks he plays the ball and nothing happens, the FA wouldn't review it and penalise the defender after the game. It would be accepted that he cheated, the referee made a mistake and we move onAre we assuming though the player is penalised and sanctioned for the hack?
am typing on the basis the cheating player has successfully deceived the referee.
Media could actually help, and, (if proven), splatter player on back pages and label it, xxxxx caught cheating, instead of diving
Its a trophy title to some, a dive.
Lets call them out for what they are.
Retrospective bans for cheats, how would MFC and Pullis get a defensive team out every week?
Except they're right. Players who fight to stay on their feet do get punished. Because we have this idea of only refereeing on outcomes, not interfering in the game, etc etc it means referees aren't going to penalise unless something major happens. That generally means being knocked off your feet. Stumble and regain your feet? Probably no foul, even if you lose the ball - especially in the box. So as an attacker, why try to regain your feet when you stumble?Media....in particular, the pundits that say things like "he needs to be going down there"..."he needs to be more professional" etc....when, in fact they are implying they should be cheating.