14 Feb 2018 21:15:18
65mins into the Madrid/ PSG game and I'm really struggling with it. So sick of the diving, lying, cheating. Players making meals of nothing tackles, ref blowing for literally anything. Then you have the sycophant commentators creaming themselves over any bit of skill.

I haven't watched much foreign football for a few years (aside from the European Cups) but my God I hope this gets nipped in the bud before it totally violates our domestic game. More and more foreign mangers, foreign players and foreign fans tolerating (even willing) this fraud is only going to end one way.

What happened to football, this is no longer a game of integrity or for real men competing?!

1.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 21:36:01
Agree with that entirely beast. Sickening. To make it worse you see the same sort of crap in every park in the country on a Saturday morning In the kids leagues.

2.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 21:48:41
Agreed, who was commentating? I switched city on last night and the moron Robbie savage was doing it. BT sport have the worst pundits and commentators I’ve ever listened too. 70% of then talk abosolute rubbish.

{Ed0333's Note - agreed but I’d go with a higher percentage on talking rubbish

3.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 21:50:50
Couldn’t agree more. So much feigning and diving it was a joke. Neymar is one of the worst culprits I despise the fella. His transfer fee has gone to his head and he thinks he is above the law. I don’t care how talented he is I would hate to see him wearing a united shirt. The game has lost its integrity and all you have to do is see smalling’s dive Against Newcastle to see how ridiculous it has become.

{Ed0333's Note - I’m sure you wouldn’t hate it if Neymar signed for you

4.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 22:49:29
I don't think you have to worry yourself too much about that, Park :)

5.) 14 Feb 2018
14 Feb 2018 22:54:56
Haha you may be right nou 😂.

6.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 00:26:01
I have to say that few years back, I used to watch all matches with enthusiasm. Now, I watch very few matches for exactly that reason. Football has lost respect for itself and more importantly, it has lost respect for the fans.
I'm becoming very disillusioned with the whole thing.

7.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 06:04:58
There are few players I dislike more than Ramos, and I thought Ronaldo looked like a player clinging to his ability last night. It wasn’t a great game, lots of cynical fouls. The ref let a lot go in the first 15 minutes and I think an early booking might have set a better tone.

I though Neymar ooked great and often a lone threat, Mbappe looked a little lost to me.

8.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 07:21:44
I agree with what everyone has written above. I expected a good match last night, and while there were phases of great football, it was a joke in terms of sportsmanship and refereeing. The Modric dive was a joke, the ref was probably 5 yards away and couldn't spot the dive and even Modric, he even got up, went straight to Rabiot and tried to convince the fellow that he was fouled. I think this is where the player needs to step up and not do such things. It's just embarrassing.

I for one think even the penalty was a dubious decision. Yes, it was a foul, but it was a very soft foul and players aren't matchsticks, that they will fall on even the slightest of impacts. Would this be given as a foul if it was outside the box? Maybe, but would all refs give this a penalty, maybe not. And that's the problem, either make it a mandate, that even the slightest of impacts inside the box should be a penalty, or make the refereeing standard a bit better.

Sergio Ramos is one player who I just despise, he's the worst of the lot. When Mbappe got fouled by Kroos, I think he went and threw the ball at him or in the direction where he was lying, I think that just shows what kind of a player he really is.

Neymar, for all his skill and talent, is on an ego-trip like no other. He just thinks he's better than the other 10 players in his team. And I don't know if you noticed or not, but the only player he really wanted to pass was to Alves. I think that derogatory to other players that are playing with him and it's not like they are talented, I think most of the players are.

9.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 08:32:30
I agree Beast, it's gone to pot.

I might switch to Rugby. That's a game where players do their best to pretend NOT to be injured.

Football is a gentleman's game played by hooligans.
Rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen.

10.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 08:40:33
Come on boys,

I watched Juventus v Spurs and Real v PSG and thought they were both cracking games.

If you can't enjoy those games then football must have become very dull for you all.

The alleged diving and play acting was no worse than we see week in week out in the Premier League these days. Have you forgotten back in the 90's when Utd played Italian opposition; if you even waved a feather in their direction they'd fall to the floor and throw in at least 3 summersaults for theatrical effect. This stuff has been going on years.

Credit to both away teams that actually went out to play and attempted to win the game for a change.

You're all longing for a game that no longer exists and probably hasn't since the 70's or 80's. Certainly in European football anyway. I clearly still remember Klinsmann's antics in the 1990 World Cup and that was almost 30 years ago now!

11.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 09:26:03
Pogba spent 60 minutes on Sunday pretending he wasn't injured and got absolutely slated for it.

12.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 11:29:04
Juve spurs was a belter.

13.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 11:43:54
Good point GDS. It's rare though.

14.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 12:50:12
Fully agree it is very rare, just heard people saying on Sunday that Pogba was useless and selfish for trying to play when he wasn't 100%, and now reports coming out that he isn't happy etc whereas to me he tried to play through an injury which shows more commitment really.

15.) 15 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018 13:22:54
Was he Injured?
The player has said he wasn't injured so has the manager .
Never went for treatment just sat on the bench .
In training the next day.

He doesn't look very happy tho and hadn't from the moment we signed Sanchez and his role changed.

Jose said the other day
 “I think this country produced a lot of amazing box-to-box players, I had the pleasure to coach some of them, but I think nowadays with some pundits, some agents, some family members, I think the concept of the box-to-box is changing a little bit"

Family members? Not sure team pogba are happy to be honest.

16.) 16 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018 09:08:16
If you wanna watch football played with passion and commitment like the good old days. Go and watch your local lower non league clubs.

If you wanna watch the business type, lack of passion and footballers with unbelievable ability that use gamesmanship to the dull extent. Then watch your top leagues.