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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    I don't know if there really is a good answer for this.

    I definitely agree that the non-stop flow being one of the sport's strengths. It's not unheard of for boxing to change the outcome of a bout after it's finished. Maybe FIFA could create a body that reviews each game, disallows goals scored directly because of a missed call, and heavily penalize a player caught flopping. That would be a good start in getting rid of flopping without disrupting the flow of the game. Soccer games routinely end in ties anyway. It's not perfect but I think it would be better.
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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    There is flopping/cheating in every sport. Basketball sees its fair share of diving, drawing the foul etc. NFL receivers will often play to the ref in order to get that flag thrown ( especially WR's), Baseball obviously has had a major drug problem as has cycling etc. Cheating is human nature end of story.
    Troll thread?

    I think there's a pretty big difference between a player trying to sell a penalty in other sports and what we see in FIFA soccer. Wailing on the ground like you were sodomized with a broadsword is just kind of a big part of FIFA soccer. We didn't even get a full game into this tournament before a huge flop directly impacted the outcome of the game.

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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    Troll thread?

    I think there's a pretty big difference between a player trying to sell a penalty in other sports and what we see in FIFA soccer. Wailing on the ground like you were sodomized with a broadsword is just kind of a big part of FIFA soccer. We didn't even get a full game into this tournament before a huge flop directly impacted the outcome of the game.
    obviously a troll thread given your little snide comments and the fact one of your poll options is " soocer is terrible".
    There is no difference between diving in the box for a penalty and a WR looking for the hold/ appealing to the refs which draws the flag.

    Also worth pointing out that not everyone gets away with diving and if caught you receive a yellow card.
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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    obviously a troll thread given your little snide comments and the fact one of your poll options is " soocer is terrible".
    There is no difference between diving in the box for a penalty and a WR looking for the hold/ appealing to the refs which draws the flag.

    Also worth pointing out that not everyone gets away with diving and if caught you receive a yellow card.
    That's true, but it's pretty rare is it not?
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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    That's true, but it's pretty rare is it not?
    I wouldn't say it was rare. However it doesnt get the same amount of press as a dive in the box does and they get away with it.
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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    obviously a troll thread given your little snide comments and the fact one of your poll options is " soocer is terrible".
    There is no difference between diving in the box for a penalty and a WR looking for the hold/ appealing to the refs which draws the flag.

    Also worth pointing out that not everyone gets away with diving and if caught you receive a yellow card.
    ::YAWN::

    I like soccer well enough. Flopping is obviously a very big issue recognized by virtually everyone who has ever seen a match with you as the sole exception. As I said in the other thread, no one is really saying anything especially negative. You just go ape **** when it comes to anyone saying anything remotely negative about your favorite sport. It's just kind of childish really.

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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    ::YAWN::

    I like soccer well enough. Flopping is obviously a very big issue recognized by virtually everyone who has ever seen a match with you as the sole exception. As I said in the other thread, no one is really saying anything especially negative. You just go ape **** when it comes to anyone saying anything remotely negative about your favorite sport. It's just kind of childish really.
    Lol ape ****? Over react much? I just find it mildly annoying listening to people like yourself who don't know what their talking about. Diving isn't killing the game and its rare for players to get away with it. Normally they get booked for their antics or ignored by the ref, now and again a player will successfully fool the ref and win a penalty etc.Not really that common though.
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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Higgins is the adult in this thread too.
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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Absolutely not. It's cheating and is currently one of the most frustrating things about watching the sport. I'd rather have the US team lose than win by such pathetic methods.

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    Re: Should the U.S. work on intentionally flopping at the World Cup?

    Why on earth would you suggest this if you're so sick of it? Instead, i recommend that FIFA use replay and ban for life anyone who flops in the penalty box, since the hosts brazil have now twice done it at end of game to try and ruin their own event. I would also award penalty kick to the other team. That will put a stop to this behavior quick.

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