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Posted By: MGM·Lion
16-Jun-14 - 01:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: World Cup
Subject: RE: BS: World Cup
Typing this at halftime in Germany v Portugal. Germany got a penalty 10 minutes in. Then one Portuguese player off already for horrible, punch-in-face, foul followed by headbutting his victim as he lay on the ground.

Will say again what a pleasing oasis in all this unseemliness was provided by the England v Italy match, where there were no serious fouls, and few even slight ones, no diving, rolling or other play-acting; but just an enjoyable gentlemanly straightforward match.

What is it, BTW, with this rolling over&over affectation that every player who falls over these days seems to need to indulge in? When one falls over, one doesn't roll like that, whatever the impetus. You would think they were playing on a 45º slope!