I've been saying for years Barcelona are the best footballing side on the planet, but they're also the best cheats. They're superb at knowing when to fall over, and even better at knowing when to foul and break up play without getting cards for it. Another one of those teams who love to constantly talk to the ref, they just do it without shouting and hounding him.|
In England, most of our holding midfielders are too stupid and just go flying in and obviously get a booking. Elsewhere in Europe they're far subtler. Again, here they shout and scream at the ref, and do themselves no favours unless he's a mentally weak ref, which these days is far less likely than it used to be.
Also, haha at Jordi Alba. Must have an incredibly low pain threshold.
Edited by puddleduck at 01:43:04 27-02-2013
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