MOYES HAS LAST LAUGH
even themselves out over the course of a season. But do they really? There seem to be far too many instances of officials judging the context of a decision rather than sticking to the rules.
So a player may be given the benefit of the doubt because it’s his first tackle. Why?
Or a ref may ignore a booking because it will “spoil the game”. Why?
As for the morality crusades by managers – until they call out their own players, their words are little more than hollow attempts to engage in the thing they are condemning – gamesmanship.
It’s a good job these fellas don’t live in glass houses. They are as guilty for cheating as the player pirouetting on the pitch. WHILE David Moyes got it wrong with his tugging of the heartstrings over diving, he got it dead right when he was asked about Luis Suarez’s swallow-dive goal celebration in front of the Everton dug-out
“I liked it,” he told reporters, who were no doubt expecting a very different viewpoint. “I thought it was funny.
“I probably would have done the same myself had we got a third goal.”
Amid the permanent soap opera that is the Premier League, it’s too often forgoten that football should be fun.
FLOORED: Torres, Suarez and