Mauricio Pochettino

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  1. npearl4spurs

    npearl4spurs Believing Member

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    The punishments are in place for diving. Why do we have to continue to talk about it?

    Agree with Poch. It's up to the ref to know what's real and not like flopping in the NBA or selling being hit by a pitch in the MLB. I have no problems with gamesmanship
     
  2. 'O Zio

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    Whether he's right or not is neither here nor there. The trouble is, the narrative in the media and from other fans this week has been that we're cheats/divers and the poor choice of words from Poch is only adding fuel to the fire to be honest. I just worry that this "reputation" we've now got, regardless of whether it's factually correct, will be in the back of ref's minds and count against us in 50/50 decisions.
     
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  3. dagraham

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    Also imo rolling around on the floor trying to get someone sent off is far worse than diving.....although since Drogba retired incidents have probably dropped by half :D.
     
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  4. ostrov

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    I am not sure if Dele dived. He fell over, intentionally or not but he didn't dive theatrically, gesticulating for a foul. He might just lose his balance and in a delicate situation, he didn't protest his innocence. That's my take on this. Seems like people only seeing two scenarios - dive or no dive.
     
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  5. ardiles

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    Diving would significantly be reduced (though not fully eradicated because there will always be cheats around) if the officials start getting tougher on despicables like Charlie Adam, James Milner and their ilk.
     
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  7. DCSPUR

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    strange how "pros" like Lineker and the Pool mob don't seem as concerned by Lallana choking a youth player or Citeh spending slave owner money
     
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  8. cjsimba

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    Great piece on Pochettino’s childhood on the latest episode of Premier League World.

    Catch it if you can
     
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  9. Streetspur77

    Streetspur77 Happy Clapper

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    This is getting ridiculous and just proves the weird obsession with diving in this country.

    I literally haven't seen anything about Lallena choking a youth player but everyones still talking about dele alli falling over:banghead:
     
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  10. SlumDilla

    SlumDilla Well-Known Member

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    If only Marsh had dove after being chocked.
     
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  11. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Well, it would leave a bit of a sour taste in the mouth when he goes to Real Madrid in June...







    ... :woot:
     
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  12. Japhet

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    Could you explain the difference between 'falling over intentionally' and 'diving'.
     
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  13. Basil Brush

    Basil Brush Active Member

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    3 words.

    Liverpool, Tottenham, Popularity

    It is a joke that clubs like Liverpool are still looked as bigger than us.

    Anyway back on Poch, as i have said previously, i dont know what we would do if he left.

    Unfortunately i think he will at some stage and i won't begrudge him after what he has done for us.

    Give him what he wants, Danny
     
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  14. 'O Zio

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    I can't speak for what the poster you were quoting thinks, but for me "diving" is throwing yourself to the ground like you've been tripped etc. even though there was no contact at all. So for me there's a difference between that and going down after being clipped when you could probably have stumbled and stayed on your feet if you'd wanted to.

    One is pretending you've been fouled when in fact nothing of the sort happened, whereas the other is making sure the ref notices that you've been fouled. I'm not necessarily saying it's any more "right" but there is a difference.
     
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  15. Phomesy

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    This is it exactly. It's the rolling around theatrically screaming then peeking through your fingers to see if the Ref's red carded the poor shmuck you're trying to get sent off that is really bad!
     
  16. Pellshek

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    Poch is a gentleman and proper football man, and people twisting his words is fucking bullshit.

    Oh, and of course Dele dived.
     
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  17. Donki

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    They are bigger than us, where do you honestly believe we are in the PL? In what way are we higher up the ladder than Liverpool? Not putting us down here btw.
     
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  18. ostrov

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    I actually thought Dele was leaning on Lovren and lost his balance.
     
  19. tiger666

    tiger666 Large member

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    Let's stop making excuses. He planted his right foot naturally, then dragged his left leg past Lovren waiting for contact. When none was forthcoming, he failed to bring his leg forward far enough to carry on and collapsed his right leg and fell. He wasn't "leaning" on anything. It was a dive and an embarrassing one at that.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Streetspur77

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    Interesting that his eyes never left the ball and he he never stopped playing, or appealed for that matter. I'd say in the realm of dives it's actually quite a respectable one. He was expecting contact it never came so he played on.

    TBH to me Kane's was worse because if you watch Kane's face as he goes down he pretends it actually hurt him, when it's debatable there was even contact. Not that I care either way, neither is any different to a cynical foul.
     
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