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Am I the only one of the opinion that we need to dive MORE, not less?

 

Gerrard is a master of it for two reasons - 1. He's English, therefore he gets the decisions ; 2. The referees like him, therefore he gets teh decisions.

 

Suarez is in a bit of a mess right now because he's neither English, doesn't play for Man utd nor do refs/other managers like him....but the solution to this isn't to cut out diving from the rest of the team, its' to f***ing DIVE MORE, and MORE CLEVERLY (not Tom).

 

Xabi Alonso wasn't a diver, but he was a master of letting the ref know he'd been fouled.

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They don't have to dive, they have to learn how to take a tackle and con the ref.

 

Agger did it today on the edge of our box, he was out numbered 2 to 1 and he drew a foul by getting close to a turning forward.

 

If they need coaching, just get Hamman in, or ask Mascherano to come over for a few hours. He does the crumple almost as good as Didi used to in days gone by.

 

Know where the ref is, know where the linesamn is, if they are on their blind side you try it early in the game and see what happens.

 

Our players are too frigging naive to do stuff like that, other than Suarez who will never get a PK the way he is going.

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Am I the only one of the opinion that we need to dive MORE, not less?

No. We do need to do it both more and better.

 

The reason? Other teams do it, get away with it and benefit from it. Meaning we need to be better than them at it.

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This is what Brendan should be telling them.

Why isn't he telling them this?

 

My point is, it is this he should be focusing on coaching them. Not how to dive and harangue the ref.

 

If he gets that one right, the others won't matter.

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Will make no difference either way, theres clearly a set reffing agenda against us. We've been quiet and respectful and got nothing, we've surrounded them and got fined, we criticise through the press and get nothing, Gerrard/Carra/Suarez/Lucas moan at them on the pitch, we get nothing.

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Diving's fine as long as it wins us penalties

 

What it is in effect though is another element of discretion the officials can use to load the game against us with plausible deniability, ie. Man u's dives get them pens while ours get us yellow cards

 

if they actually want to eradicate it from the game - and in view of the above, that would be to our advantage - then they need to punish it with post-match video review leading to significant suspensions. There's no way a referee can make consistently accurate judgements in real time

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We don't need to be smarter on the pitch or all the other tangential stuff people imagine will give us an edge. Just be better at football and we can stop worrying about all this.

 

Old school nonsense. It is no longer possible to just say that. Even Barca, probably the greatest team ever, push the rules, break them when its required, to win a game.

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They do their job right, this all goes away.

 

 

when was the last time you saw any ref have a really good game? They all miss stuff all the time. The game is too quick, players too snide - we need technology, on field challenges and retrospective action

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when was the last time you saw any ref have a really good game? They all miss stuff all the time. The game is too quick, players too snide - we need technology, on field challenges and retrospective action

 

Yup. If we had retrospective action we'd be able to properly punish acts of violent condust like van Persie's elbow yesterday.

 

(I do agree with you though)

 

(even though you're just trying to summon aka Dus to the thread)

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when was the last time you saw any ref have a really good game? They all miss stuff all the time. The game is too quick, players too snide - we need technology, on field challenges and retrospective action

 

Not necessarily. Sunday's game was allowed to descend into a farce by that c*** of a ref not imposing the rules of the game. He reffed it subjectively, it's fundamentally wrong. This isn't about missing a sly dig or a dive, it's about giving a yellow card for a yellow card infringement etc.

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when was the last time you saw any ref have a really good game? They all miss stuff all the time. The game is too quick, players too snide - we need technology, on field challenges and retrospective action

 

Nope. There are currently five officials at every premier league game, four of whom are actually involved in officiating the game. If you can't pick up what you need to with all four people watching the game then you need to either change those people or change what they are doing. Changing the way the game is played should be the last resort option.

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Yup. If we had retrospective action we'd be able to properly punish acts of violent condust like van Persie's elbow yesterday.

 

 

 

retrospective action would be someone else looking at the footage - not asking the ref if he thinks he made a feck up

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when was the last time you saw any ref have a really good game? They all miss stuff all the time. The game is too quick, players too snide - we need technology, on field challenges and retrospective action

 

 

aye, we've had two refs on the trot who have visibly lost control and we've got stewards having to mooch up and down the steps telling people to calm down

 

they're fast becoming the spectacle and it'd go against human nature that they're not onto each other about the atmosphere up here nowadays

 

I'm surprised more hasn't been made of Gerrard's argument with Mason, tbh - how often do you see that? - but that would show up the real fault line rather than the SSN trivia

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Nope. There are currently five officials at every premier league game, four of whom are actually involved in officiating the game. If you can't pick up what you need to with all four people watching the game then you need to either change those people or change what they are doing. Changing the way the game is played should be the last resort option.

no-one's asking to change the way the game is played - you still get 11 v 11 humping the pigs bladder about

 

 

as for the officials- there's 3 of them really involved in officiating and frequently 2 of those are told to do no more than offsides and throw-ins by the other.

 

Regardless the consistent failure of the 1,3,4 or 5 of them on a regular basis to accurately do their job means it's about time football caught up with most of the rest of the sporting planet and started using the technology available to them

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Not necessarily. Sunday's game was allowed to descend into a farce by that c*** of a ref not imposing the rules of the game. He reffed it subjectively, it's fundamentally wrong. This isn't about missing a sly dig or a dive, it's about giving a yellow card for a yellow card infringement etc.

 

 

see him stop and point at a stoke player after a foul a few times, never went back to them though

 

and calling over the captain to speak to him about another player when the other player's offence clearly wasn't sufficient to give a yellow card is just as pathetic

 

and what about the two fouls he gave against Sterling, ffs? he's four feet tall and seven stone and he's sent three Stoke players packing according to that FA tw*t

 

sooner we bankrupt this league the better

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Not necessarily. Sunday's game was allowed to descend into a farce by that c*** of a ref not imposing the rules of the game. He reffed it subjectively, it's fundamentally wrong. This isn't about missing a sly dig or a dive, it's about giving a yellow card for a yellow card infringement etc.

 

 

the laws of the game consistently state the key phrase 'in the opinion of the referee' - of course it's reffed subjectively

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when was the last time you saw any ref have a really good game? They all miss stuff all the time. The game is too quick, players too snide - we need technology, on field challenges and retrospective action

 

 

Give them whatever they need to arrive at the right decision. (which would then remove the need for retrospective action which I don't agree with anyway as it does not do the aggrieved team any good whatsoever)

 

the laws of the game consistently state the key phrase 'in the opinion of the referee' - of course it's reffed subjectively

 

 

aye, they use this to put a block on any technology. The rules need changing.

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