BLACK MARKET SMILIES
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: The ESW arena with obese lumberjack cowboy hat guy
re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (Winning at home is overrated anyways)
Fuck Tony Pulis' opinions. Shit, physical, long ball teams like Stoke have done far more damage to the development of English football than simulation ever has.
For every dive that has been committed against those cloggers I'd imagine that they've got away with just as many shirt pulls, pushes, over the top tackles and other nasty off the ball incidents. I'd accept the argument coming from pretty much any other manager, but not him, especially when it will play directly into the agenda of his team that likes defending deep and commiting risky tackles in the box.
The idea doesn't really work anyway when you consider that other teams benefit from this (retrospective bans) and not the ones that are screwed over. Maybe the FA should concentrate on improving the standard of refereeing in this country (although that would involve eradicating bias) instead of wasting their time listening to hypocritical idiots like Pulis?