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  • ME ME Apr 25, 2007 21:27 Flag

    HOW TO REDUCE CHEATING IN THE PREMIERSHIP!

    I think that cheats should be able to be punished after the game by the officials(UEFA,FIFA,the FA,etc).
    If someone has got a penalty by cheating,scored a false goal(by hand,etc),dived,got someone sent off incorrectly,etc. In these circumstances the officials should be able to give the player a ban if the video of the match shows it afterwards.
    What's the point of having rules if players can break them,and worst of all BE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITHOUT BE PUNISHED.
    Surely if they could punish them aftewards the players would think twice because the camera doesn't lie!!
    Why don't they do this if they want to cut it out of the game?

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    • You're complete correct longsdale, yet ironically they DO fine players AFTER games, just only when it suits them!

      If someone gives the thumbs down to rival fans, swears on camera or celebrates dramatically infront of rival fans clutching his badge you can be rest assured that if the FA dont like it they will do something about it.

      Yet if someone throws a Pizza in a dressing room, runs the length of the pitch to bait the rival fans in another circumstance (Gerrard vs Everton) or someone makes a disparaging comment about breaking someones legs it will be ignored at the FA's discretion.

      If in the case of diving the players knew they could be punished after the game, it may well go some way to cutting it out, especially when players start receiving bans. However I would say it is not possible to discern whether 20% of them are actually dives. When you are as quick as Ronaldo it only needs the slightest touch to bring him down. And of course you cant blame Drogba for any of his as the defenders unfairly blow on him when marking him...

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      • Sometimes the fines amount to about what the player earns in about 15 minutes.
        They should ban them also.

        Imagine if Drogba fakes an injury(agian) to get Crouch sent off if the 2nd leg of Champions Leauge semi. Then after the game UEFA see it blatently on the video. Then he gets a ban and misses the final!
        I'm sure that most of the players in the world would TAKE NOTE and think twice about doing it again.
        And I'm sure that all the neutral fans WOULD'T feel sorry for him at all.

        Really,I'm sure that the officils could do this! What's stopping them?

      • When you are as fast as Ronaldo it only takes a phantom frog to break wind 500 miles away and he goes down like a tonne of bricks.

      • Sometimes the fines amount to about what the player earns in about 15 minutes.
        They should ban them also.

        Imagine if Drogba fakes an injury(agian) to get Crouch sent off if the 2nd leg of Champions Leauge semi. Then after the game UEFA see it blatently on the video. Then he gets a ban and misses the final!
        I'm sure that most of the players in the world would TAKE NOTE and think twice about doing it again.
        And I'm sure that all the neutral fans WOULD'T feel sorry for him at all.

        Really,I'm sure that the officils could do this! What's stopping them?