Worst Cheats in World Cup 2006?

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Shortstraw

Youth Team
The italians, Deco, some argentina players and henry trying to get puyol sent off. :( Sh!t refereeing hasn't helped though.
 

Limberopoulos21

Senior Squad
BTW about guys who rollover... most players do it so they don't hit ground hard. Rolling actually help reduce the impact of the fall. However the ones pretending to be hurt is a diver. But the Italy-Aussie was won with an actual penalty. Grosso did win the penalty since he was in a sense fouled (honest to that degree), Neil is at fault. A dive is pretending to have been fouled withOUT having been fouled. Granted however, Grosso did go in looking for the foul. But all he had to do was walk into Niel's terrible challenge, all Niel had to do was get out of the way. Better yet he shouldn't have gone to the ground like that. So Grosso didn't really dive in the true sense, he went in looking for a foul and atleast 50% of the players in this tournament have gone into challenges looking for fouls.
 

Gareth

Starting XI
With the Neill-Grosso 'foul', why did Grosso fall over BEFORE contact was made, watch carefully... he's a goose.
 

PaPaGeorGeo

Fan Favourite
Henrys elbow to the "nose" has been going on all world cup its only because it was Thierry Henry that everyone cared about it
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Grosso was legitimately fouled. How can anyone honestly claim differently? I've seen it from every angle and he trips over the defender's body!
 

Axolote

Senior Squad
Perth Glory said:
Ok. Im watching Argentina v Germany at work. I love football. Argentina are still playing the best football of this world cup BUT with all their [email protected]*%ing diving I'm finding myself hoping they get hammered.

Anyway..

Who'd you think are the worst cheats, player and team, in this years world cup?

For me-

Worst Player: Maxi Rodriguez, CONSTANTLY rolling around, bleating to the referee, trying to get other players booked

Worst Team: Argentina, any time their attacking players realise they've miscontrolled its an immediate dive, roll then whinge to ref

This is Bullsh*t.

Try to watch more games and realize that there are divers in all teams, all nations, all continents...
 

Mishkin

Senior Squad
Ballack in the Germany - Argentina game. He softly got hit in the neck and then went down holding his head.
 

PhiLLer

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ShiftyPowers said:
Grosso was legitimately fouled. How can anyone honestly claim differently? I've seen it from every angle and he trips over the defender's body!

Neill was on the ground with nowhere to go, Grosso just walked into him and let himself trip over Neill. He could have easily jumped over Neill or something like that. Definitely not a foul.
 

TheGrimSweeper

Youth Team
PhiLLer said:
Neill was on the ground with nowhere to go, Grosso just walked into him and let himself trip over Neill. He could have easily jumped over Neill or something like that. Definitely not a foul.

That was a really stupid and clumsy challenge by Neil though. Like what was he trying to do besides just obstruct his path?

You gotta remeber Grosso also just ran a good distance, so fatigue probaly set in for him.
 

Mishkin

Senior Squad
TheGrimSweeper said:
You gotta remeber Grosso also just ran a good distance, so fatigue probaly set in for him.
So basically what you're saying is Grosso fell over from fatigue? I didn't know penalty kicks are awarded for being tired.
 

Limberopoulos21

Senior Squad
http://youtube.com/watch?v=k2PgG8j0gyQ&search=grosso

just a terrible challenge, he slid in before Grosso did anything and grosso had to walk over him in order to get the ball and that's where he get tripped up. Basically he was obstructed even if he was tripped. You can see contact with the trip aswel. Grosso however did go looking for the penalty, because he had no chance of retaining the ball as clearly indicated by Moore who was most likely to get the ball that was in the open and the only thing he would have salvaged was a penalty. So basically it goes down like this, had Niell not commited such a lousy challenge and held his ground... there wouldn't be a penalty and that's why it isn't a dive.

Puyol did not elbow Henry, but the arm was slightly lifted and too high for comfort. Henry sold it as if he got hit in the face and I don't think the ref bought it, nonetheless it should have been a good talking to Puyol. It was not an elbow, just his arm was too high and should have been kept to his side... not lifted.
 

Frostwolf

Starting XI
PaPaGeorGeo said:
Henrys elbow to the "nose" has been going on all world cup its only because it was Thierry Henry that everyone cared about it

Exactly.

Ballack's been flopping to the point where it becomes hilarious... see the dying minutes of Germany-Argentina.
 
Fernandez said:
I bet this thread will be full of posts about Portugal in 24 hours.


why? In no way was the England-Portugal game about theatrics, and I clearly saw Gerrard dive on 2 occasions also. I can fully admit that we have some players that go to ground easily, but these constant accusations have just become an easy cop-out. Compared to most other games in the WC, this match was played fairly, despite a few normal situations for a match of this importance and tension.
 
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