That was the frustrating thing Jeff wasn't it? Nev seemed happy that if he had gone down, then not only would he have got a penalty but also a player would have marched. Appalling if that is what is now accepted - or even being 'coached'. What I didn't follow is coming out with stuff like that, and on other ocassions slamming players for diving.
I also thought that about Dempsey at first, as he just never seemed to be involved when he played, but he seems to have picked up his game over the past few weeks and at least is getting on the ball more. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for a bit longer.
I'm with John on Dempsey, it's only been the last 2-3 weeks but there has been a slight up turn in both his play and goals (his Jan stats - which admittedly include a brace in the Cov game - are 4 goals in 2 starts & 2 sub appearances); a month or to ago I didn't think he'd come good but I'll be very happy to be proved wrong.
Re pundits, I didn't see them say it but that's very disappointing if it's what the pros are encouraging. I kind of felt that our players were being encouraged to time waste when we're winning under 'Arry's regime, which disappointed me, but I could sort of understand as it meant we were building the ability to hold on to a lead (which we'd not had for a long old time), but this is a step too far.