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(Some calcio fan)   To hell with EPL or Bundesliga. Here is a fine example of Italian expertise in the art of flopping in a soccer match and drawing a foul, brought to you by this week's Catania-Udinese game in SerieA action   (football-highlight.com) divider line 15
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2013-11-10 09:37:27 AM
Vulcan neck pinch. Pretty clear in the slo-mo replay.
 
2013-11-10 10:37:03 AM
Can Euros please come up with more rediculous names for your sports leagues? Thx.
 
2013-11-10 10:44:20 AM
I understand that soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it has even more cheating, racial issues and match fixing than any of the American sports have. So tired of the flopping issues in soccer, it's even worse than what the NBA players do to draw fouls.
 
2013-11-10 11:00:52 AM

skinink: I understand that soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it has even more cheating, racial issues and match fixing than any of the American sports have. So tired of the flopping issues in soccer, it's even worse than what the NBA players do to draw fouls.


Needless to say, at least soccer doesn't have a "consistently foul a player who's bad at free throws" strategy.
 
2013-11-10 11:01:33 AM

skinink: So tired of the flopping issues in soccer, it's even worse than what the NBA players do to draw fouls.


More officials on the pitch.  While the linesmen and the fourth official can indicate fouls, basically one ref covers the whole field.  Unless he's right in front of you, you need to do some moderate flopping on a legitimate foul just to get his attention.  Of course, the assmunches have realized flopping itself can draw the foul.  The ref either accepts the flop as real (since he didn't actually see what happened), or basically condones semi-organized mugging by denying it and giving players carte blanche to discreetly whack each other.  They need to take a page from American football and add some on-field subsidiary refs.  Let the lesser officials share the load of watching player interactions. Some sort of instant replay might also help - hell, cricket uses replay.
 
2013-11-10 11:16:58 AM
Anyone got a gif?
 
2013-11-10 11:24:44 AM

skinink: I understand that soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it has even more cheating, racial issues and match fixing than any of the American sports have. So tired of the flopping issues in soccer, it's even worse than what the NBA players do to draw fouls.


It's real easy to stop.  Just review matches afterward, and suspend any flopper for 10 matches or so.  Then increase the suspension for every subsequent flop.
 
2013-11-10 11:57:19 AM

skinink: I understand that soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it has even more cheating, racial issues and match fixing than any of the American sports have. So tired of the flopping issues in soccer, it's even worse than what the NBA players do to draw fouls.


LeBron disagrees:

l2.yimg.com
 
2013-11-10 01:03:41 PM
Just allow some physical contact and in the timeless wisdom of the Fathering 101 manual  "give them something to really cry about".
 
2013-11-10 03:14:16 PM

skinink: I understand that soccer is the world's most popular sport, but it has even more cheating, racial issues and match fixing than any of the American sports have. So tired of the flopping issues in soccer, it's even worse than what the NBA players do to draw fouls.


Pssh... soccer players haven't even learned how to synchronize yet.
 
2013-11-10 03:15:15 PM
 
2013-11-10 04:21:30 PM
when I was young I really enjoyed playing soccer. Being a hungarian I was brought up on the famous 1950s national team, when I was in the service I tended to kick a ball around now and then. However after a few years of watching EPL and Italian leagues, I really became dishearted by the fact a team can win 1-0 because some actor (not an athlete lets not be confused) can flop better. The one good thing it did teach me was ball precision, in high school I never played "Football" or even watch it, however I tried out as a field goal kicker and could do 45 yards every time.

EPL I still watch, Italian league however I won't even watch 30 seconds of them.
 
2013-11-10 04:22:33 PM
Bloody cheating Italian bastards.

/Cheatingest National team
//Most corrupt first world league
 
2013-11-10 09:14:34 PM
Settlers of Catania
 
2013-11-11 11:41:14 AM
I believe that a non-Italian referee was once accused by an Italian team of being a dirty, nasty, corrupt person who took bribes from everyone so the Italian teams would lose.  And the referee replied that he never took bribes and he wasn't corrupt.  And besides, an Italian would know what "cheating" was, as they've perfected it to an art form.
 
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