Dear fellow Spurs fanatics
I have supported Spurs for over 40 years man and boy and the changes I have observed have been highly visible. As part of my New Year's resolutions I thought I would share some ideas with you. You may disagree with some of these thoughts so lets get the discussion going.
1 Referees should give penalties for obvious holding and blatant obstruction at corners. (Does it not irritate you to watch defenders ignoring the ball and just focusing on stopping intelligent movement in the box)
2 Referees should not just book but send off players obviously cheating (diving & feigning injury)
3 No referee should be subjected to more than 1 player surrounding/questioning their decisions (especially whole crowds of intimidating players). If it happens the FA should deduct points. It would soon stop.
4 No referees (or assistants) should be subjected to verbal abuse from players or managers during a game. (send the ignorant morons off!)
5 No substitutions allowed with less than five minutes to go. (this will stop timewasting and stopping the flow of the game)
The above is just a sample of measures I would like to see happen so that amateur referees (fast disappearing breed) don't have to put up with crap as amateur players mimic the professionals.
Are any of you sick and tired of Managers and players going on about how fast the game is now, and how important it is to rest the players......
What a load of nonsense. just watch for example Henry(arsenal), Anelka(bolton), Ballack(chelsea) to name just a few who don't break sweat. I think of my favourite Spurs player Steve Perryman who in 1970-71 played over 60 games and was a mf dynamo.
Have you noticed how many players get injured (or who are out injured) nowadays. Compare this again with the early seventies and if you check the appearances record of most top clubs you will find no more than 17 or 18 players being used in a season!
With all the sports knowledge and technology nowadays you would think there would be less injuries. I think current footballers are overpaid, pampered and yes soft!
There are lots of other irksome things I could write about but I will leave it at that.
I hope you agree with just a few of my thoughts or am I being too naive?
Cheers for now