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peter 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Dec 6, 2009 16:03 Member since: Sep 12, 2009
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    Diddi Dive?

    by peter Nov 1, 2009 16:45

    And another thing, I am not at all bias, I am a Gooner but a football fan first, I appreciate all good players and teams and I am an admirer of many players in rival teams. Ryan Giggs, John Terry, Frank Lampard,, etc are some of my favourite players. Perhaps this is because they play an honest game. I guess you are a Chelsea supporter so you blindly defend Drogba, does that make you bias? If Drog played for Arsenal my guess is that you would think he dives too.

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    Diddi Dive?

    by peter Nov 1, 2009 16:45

    Yep agree, 'winning a penalty' is part of the game now but it is the theatricals that go with it that really annoy me. Another penalty for Drog yesterday and fair enough it was pretty clear cut.......but did he really have to throw his head back and make such deal out of it. Still justice was done and the penalty missed.

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    Diddi Dive?

    by peter Nov 1, 2009 16:45

    He is world class you are right, but he dives and that is the truth. It is a real shame because he will never be considered one of the worlds greatest players because of this, something that he could be if he were to change his behaviour.

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    Diddi Dive?

    by peter Nov 1, 2009 16:45

    Yes you are right he does go down easily, thanks for agreeing. What's wrong with my specs?

  • Am I the only person that can see that Drogba is still diving to win penalties. Well not so much diving but collapsing from the neck down every time he is challenged in the penalty area. Funny thing is he is described a a big strong player on MOTD etc able to brush off challenges in the out-field. Get a slight tap in the area and he goes down like a pack of cards. Have to say it is a very clever tactic cos he avoids the dramatic arm flailing dive of old and just collapses downward. Now I am no expert on this sort of stuff but I bet if you could analyse what he is doing it would show that he is inducing the fall and not falling as a result of a trip. What amazes me is that no one seems to notice this, even the TV pundits.