Terry Eccles Was God wrote:Im all for it, I hate it and currently we only have one serial offender. I cringe every time Danny Rose hits the deck at the merest hint of contact. Has anyone thought that is why he didn't get the benefit of the doubt come a big decision, such as against Portsmouth.
I think falling at the merest hint of contact is very different to diving. A dive is where there is no contact or where contact is initiated by the player himself (ie Vardys one). If Rose fell with no contact then it would be a dive, but I have not seen him do that, what I have seen him do is exaggerate the contact - this is something different. The free kicks he earns more than make up for the number of times he was assaulted last season and given no protection by some pretty awful referees.
Point taken re diving on no contact v conning the ref on minimal contact, though I thought they would be including diving on minimal contact as well. I haven't studied the fine detail though.
On Danny, I think part of the reason he hardly gets any free kicks is because refs know he is into the amateur dramatics, so it works against him. Also, I think thats why opposing players single him out and give him some stick, as his conning the ref antics wind them up. It would work out better for him (and us) if he just packed it in.