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2014-02-08 14:11:17
Tragedy. Liverpool 5-0 Arsenal, 51 minutes. Please make them stop.-
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149England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-07-21 10:16:13
\"I say old chap what do you think of these damn continental Italian chappies coming over here with their cheating ways ? They`ll all be doing it if we dont watch out\"-

150Canada  HenriDeToi2014-07-21 21:40:31
It is wrong to paint everyone with the same brush. There are cheaters an honest people scattered all around the planet as well as dirty and clean players.-

151England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-07-22 08:05:11
Well, thats the brief history of diving as we know it. It was imported to this country by, it`s alledged, Kevin Kegan who had a spell abroard at Hamburg `77-80 where he learned to dive.
The Italian game of the `60 and`70s was a slow, dull, uninteresting one of possession and defensive play. 1-0 home wins and 0-0 away draws were the heights of their ambition, and the reults in their leagues were completely saturated in the above results. As to the theatrical calling of the players........and I wont mention the widespread corruption of game fixing in Italy...honest.
So when you wonder why players roll around like comic opera figures in mock death throws then maybe thats the word you are looking for. Operatic.

152Canada  HenriDeToi2014-07-22 10:19:25
...thereby ruining all the English sense of fair play -

153Russian  kai20112014-07-22 12:06:10
English sense of fair play? Have u ever heard about Sir Robert William Robson?
The entire career of a player he has not received any yellow cards, not to mention the red!
As for the sample of \"fair play\" I would have got a team Canada hockey 1972.

154Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-07-22 12:11:10
I know you grow your own tomatoes, Henri, but do you say \'tom-ay-to\' or \'tom-ar-to\'?-

155Canada  HenriDeToi2014-07-22 15:28:21
I say: Tomate.-

156Canada  HenriDeToi2014-07-22 16:26:06
Kai2011; I am the first to admit that there were no angels on the Canadian hockey team of 1972. But neither were the USSR team who resorted to kicking with their skates. Does Boris Mikhailov ring a bell?-

157England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-07-22 18:37:45
Bobby Robson was distinguished manager as well with Ipswich Town, then the continent and then England where in 1990 we lost in the semi-finals to Germany.....on penaltys.

No yellow or red cards in his playing career but when he played there were no yellow or red cards. Going in the refs book you had to do something really bad and getting sent off made the news.

Dont bother falling over when you had a slide tackle coming in. If you didn`t jump over the slide then it was your own fault. Push the ball and jump....unless the tackler got the ball first.

158Canada  HenriDeToi2014-07-22 18:47:09
What you are telling us is that there is no more fair play in England than anywhere else, but no less, I might add. -

159England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-07-23 13:48:34
When I started watching football you could barge the keeper into the net with the ball. To be safe he had to ground the ball by kneeling down and holding the ball to the ground.
Tackling from behind beacme dangerous with certain players having reputations as choppers. That was banned
A certain team discovered that when they went a goal up they would pass the ball back to the keeper at every oppotunity to waste time. That was banned, you cant pass back to the keeper and have him pick it up.With more and more non physical rules diving was an accident waiting to happen. Just a touch in the back and it`s like they`ve had a 1000 volts....but the laws say you cant be physical except shoulder to shoulder.
All that said and diving being an art form it`s reached it`s peak and in decline now the refs are less inclined to give penalties and the slow motion cameras that are at every ground.

I cant imagine what hockey was like befor headgear.

160Canada  HenriDeToi2014-07-23 15:00:55
Before headgear in hockey, the players had more respect for their opponents and the sticks were on the ice where they should be. Now the players have to make their way like through the bushes. The way the game is played now; if players wore the protection they did in the sixties, there would be casualties. -

161Russian  kai20112014-08-03 11:21:16
The world Cup is dedicated! Shakespeare - co-author!

Chances are equal, game already starts!
To bet or not to bet? It\'s no question... Brazilians at home, most stars!!!
I bet to 7-1! I like my new position!

162Russian  kai20112014-08-03 12:09:11
The world Cup is dedicated! Shakespeare - co-author! Version #2

Chances are equal, game already starts!
To bet or not to bet? Impossible this mission!?
... Brazilians at home, most stars!!!
I bet to 7-1! I like my new position!

163Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-08-05 10:04:55
* 160 Remember this, Henri?-

164Canada  HenriDeToi2014-08-09 20:19:29
I sure do That was when the NHL had six teams and all the players were Canadians. Windmill remembers this as well.-

165Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-08-10 00:20:07

166Canada  cc14226285672014-08-10 00:26:44
not even close-

167Canada  cc14226285672014-08-10 00:43:25

168Canada  HenriDeToi2014-08-11 19:43:59
As someone already said: I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.-

169Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-08-19 09:51:14
The Russian Football Union, Russian Cup, Round 1

TSK Simferopol 0-2 SKChF Sevastopol
Zhemchuzhina Yalta 0-2 Sochi

Shh! CSKA Moscow\'s owner Yevgeny Giner fears this could cost Russia the 2018 World Cup. The first three clubs finished in the Ukrainian league last season.

170Russian  kai20112014-08-19 11:30:52
Maybe Evgeny Giner fears of personal financial losses?-

171Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2015-01-08 13:47:39

172Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2015-01-16 17:25:47
the new suarez !!!

173Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2015-03-23 03:58:41
Control y gol de Suárez

174United  JPB2015-04-03 03:30:25
Slightly off-topic, but does anyone want to participate in the 10 minute real time tournament I have joined? I\'d like to play tonight :)-

175Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2017-10-26 01:01:34
love conquers

176Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2017-11-04 21:23:11
“Never give up because it is only in difficult moments that great sides are born”

- Antonio Conte, exiting Champions League early, on way to topping Serie A with highest goals tally ever known

177Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2017-12-03 10:36:53
'Burnley Football Club is proud to announce that the club has topped the Premier League’s Respect table for the 2016/2017 season.

'The table, that falls within the FA’s Respect Programme, recognises conduct both on and off the pitch and as a result of the notable accolade, the club’s official charity, Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC), has been rewarded £20,000.'

178Canada dsuttles is online dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2017-12-08 10:49:48
hate him or hate him, it's five

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