WDWBurghGooner wrote: Rocco wrote: WDWBurghGooner wrote:
IamtheWaris wrote:Arsenal may be the pioneers for diving in the modern day EPL. Henry, Pires, Lehmann (underrated diver), Jose Antonio Reyes, Adebayor, Ljunberg the list goes on. To be fair they have always had a considerable foreign presence which seems more accepting of diving but the idea they are above diving is comical.
Anything to deflect attention from Suarez diving again, right? There would be no "that night in Istanbul" talk if Gerrard doesn't dive against Mee-lawn, FAHCT (in Rafa accent).
Considering a goalie a diver...that's adorable.
The standard Johnny Foreigner line...deary me.
I imagine he brought up Arsenal because it was suggested Arsenal don't engage in such shenanigans. And Gattuso should have been sent off for pulling Gerrard down.
What? Who suggested Arsenal doesn't engage in such shenanigans? Well, lately anyhow, they certainly haven't engaged in the same shenanigans Liverpool players have. I even admitted that Cazorla and Pires have dived in the past, which nobody seems capable of doing in regard to Liverpool players. It's funny how in the past 4+ years none of those players have played for Arsenal aside from one emergency appearance by Lehman in 2011 where he came out of retirement. And again, a keeper as a diver? Get serious.
Lulz at the Gattuso comment. Kinda like Skrtel (or Carragher before he retired) hanging on players and shirt pulling on every corner?
I don't think I've denied that Liverpool players dive, because everyone dives. Look, if you want to invent things that people are saying or not saying, go right ahead. I'll just stop replying if that's the case. Though you really should post under your ExPatriatePen screen name- alternates are frowned upon here.
Last I checked, reaching out and grabbing a player to pull him down, while legal in American football, is illegal in soccer. Gattuso clipped Gerrard's heel and put his arm on Gerrard's shoulder to take him out. Should have been a red card since Gattuso was the last man back and denied a goal scoring opportunity. I wish Skrtel would get called for shirt pulling, because maybe then NBCSN's announcers would stop harping on it every time he does it as if he's the only defender who pulls on a jersey on free kicks these days because refs let mayhem go in the box in both directions.