Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
Fouls are not always deliberate, even the horror ones. Cynical fouls, like dragging down the last man, is cheating I guess, or at least unsporting but would definitely be encouraged. I remember shouting at Sami Hyppia and Fabio Aurelio to drag Theo Walcott down when he was running in on goal against us in the Champions League quater final. I suppose I'd say that's cheating, but it's not as bad as diving for me, that's always deliberate and definate cheating, and kind of cowardly too, sums up the modern footballer.