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Soccer Idiots
May 2, 2016

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Soccer Idiots

May 2, 2016

Tom, Totally agree with your sentiments. A very poor example was set by the England captain (Rooney) yesterday, gobbing off & gesticulating at the ref when he was blatantly at fault for fouling an opponent. Football could, & SHOULD,  learn a lot from how rugby is played and managed, including use of a "sin bin", and video technology, as well as showing more respect for match officials. John (JKW)

May 2, 2016

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Soccer Idiots

May 2, 2016

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

May 2, 2016

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Soccer Idiots

May 2, 2016

Thanks both, much appreciated !! And today's evening match on SKY is a great example of what is wrong with football with Spurs and Chelsea at each other all the time, no sense of sportsmanship to be seen from either team, or from their managers. Rugby and Cricket set a good example of what sport IS ALL ABOUT !!! The problem is that the culprits should be sent off, fined and banned for specific times for specific fouls, infringements, et al. And as for biting, scratching eyes and all the other fouls, no miscreant should be paid for the match in which it occurs EVER. As you say, David and John, Rugby, and Cricket too, obey the rules, gentlemen one and all.

May 2, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Soccer Idiots

May 2, 2016

What else should we expect??? The match tonight show all there is to know about the parlous state of football in England. Spurs score 2, relax a bit, then after half time, Spurs lose the plot, and both teams decide it is time for the usual kick and knock about, with the opposition being the physical target. Forget the rules, forget playing football, lets all have a brawl, kick spots off each other, abuse the officials, and disappoint their fans. The game is called foot and ball, not foot and fist,or teeth, and targeting any part of the other side's body. If I was a referee,( I do not want to be), the 2 sides would all have been off and the match abandoned. The game NEEDS officials to get a grip and stop this fighting biting spitting and scratching which the players all seem to relish as the norm. The second half was war zone really, and most of the players (??), were the assault unit. I doubt if I would put a Challenger 2 against one of them, never mind¬† a full team.... Anyone for an international tiddlywinks league???  


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