Things that annoy you about football.

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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Maybe I never used to notice it, but I find myself becoming annoyed by things more and more by current day football, could be an age thing as well though, anyway..

    Players talking behind thier hands, who cares what they are saying.

    Managers squirting water into their mouths when ever something half exciting happens, almost always middle of the road manangers.

    TV panning to the crowd, then two seconds later them realising they are on the big screen.

    Rehearsed post match interviews, they must be told to be as boring as they are.

    Sky sports 'percentage' stats...Jesus, it's like playschool.

    Steve Mcmanaman, Ohhhhhh.

    VAR I fear is going to top the lot.

    ..
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    pablo__p New Member

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    for starters
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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    Players blowing big green dust ghosts out their nostrils. Disgusting.
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    midou New Member

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    The same topics popping up in football forums every two weeks.
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    Rifer Full Member

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    Spitting. Disgusting and unnecessary.

    Is the weather that bad, for many players to do so? Doubtful.

    The players that do so, did it so their voice can be heard more clearly eg. Pogba tend to do this. Especially near the touchline or when the atmosphere is noisy.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    People complaining about diving.
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    Dyslexic Untied Full Member

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    The talking behind the hands thing is the dumbest thing ever.

    Short corners should be added to the list. Should be added to all lists really.
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    Valar Morghulis Full Member

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    You don't half sound like a miserable bastard, most of those aren't very irritating at all:lol:

    Get off my fecking lawn you rotten kids! I hate VAR also
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    I know Redmond said this, but it's bull, they do it so they the sad lip readers out there don't decipher what they are saying and try to make an even sadder story out of it.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    I know, it could just be me, which is worrying.
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    PieCrust Full Member

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    Time wasting. "Professional" fouls. Missing part of the match on TV when instead they want to show something on the sideline or in the stands.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Social media led narratives that then turn into mainstream media narratives and then it becomes impossible to shake. Pogba would be an excellent example of this. The vast majority of non Utd fans would have you believe he’s been a huge flop since being here.
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    Too many goals are being scored by City
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    I've read that NBA and NFL players cover their mouths for the same reason Redmond said. I'm not convinced it's anything to do with lip-reading.
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Easily going into a meltdown each time your favorite team loses.
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    Time wasting really pisses me off, especially acting injured. I would want that if it hurts so much they can't get up within reasonable time they should be forced off the pitch for medical treatment ( and ofcourse the game continues ), same goes for cramps. I would bet that 90% of the acting would disappear.

    Edit: Even pisses me off when we do it.
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    manichester Full Member

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    Referees.
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    Manny Grammar Police

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    Players wasting time when getting subbed off.

    That walking to the other side of pitch, the pretending you didn't know it was you about to subbed off, stopping to clap all four sides of the ground, hugging teammate, walking slow...

    Deserving of quick yellows and second yellows, imo.
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    KingEric7 Stupid Conspiracy Enthusiast Wanker

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    Not really annoyed, but it seems to me like 90% of all fouls at the moment are mostly simulation, to be honest. The perception of what a dive is has completely changed, I think, and this stuff has become completely normalised by now. What interests me is how much this sort of background preparation for a dive/anticipation of contact within a footballer's thinking could be taking away from their focus on actually playing football, and what sort of impact this all could be having on a player's and team's ability to play to their potential.

    Edit: Just to add to this, I can understand why players do it, because in today's game with all the pressure on managers and all the money in football, you really can't make too many mistakes. There are £40m players on the bench waiting to take your place, and any mistake you make might end up getting seen all over the world on Youtube and Twitter. Still a shame that it's gotten like it has, though.
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    Dare to Zlatan New Member

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    When players stay grounded whilst feinting injury desperate for the attacking team to put the ball out, only to jump up fine the second their team has the ball! Should be treated the same as diving, booking or retrospective action.
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    Whoppers.
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    Dyslexic Untied Full Member

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    They do it when they walk off the pitch, as the stadiums are clearing and the cameras move in, when talking to mates on the other team etc. I think it’s a trend thing, borne by the feeling of self-importance players have.
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    Naggers
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    devil in me Full Member

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    Absolutely this.
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    devil in me Full Member

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    When a player is down injured and the other team have the ball, and dont know wether to put the ball out or carry on, resulting in walking pace for about 30 seconds, and the player with the ball passing it to someone else to make the decision. LEAVE IT TO THE REF TO STOP THE GAME AND CARRY ON FFS!!!!!
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Waving imaginary cards
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Commentators praising players for a "tactical" foul.
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    devil in me Full Member

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    That one annoys so many , but i must admit i dont find it any different from a player just saying 'yellow card ref' !
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    Strats Full Member

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    Referees not being held accountable for their shite standards.
    All types of time wasting.
    Oil-funded clubs like City and PSG.
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    Distracted Steward Full Member

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    Diving
    VAR (but love retrospective bans for diving)
    feigning injuries
    Arlow White
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    donkeyfish Full Member

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    That little bow of the neck from a player when you know he's going to shoot, but the position, balance and control is terrible and you equally know he'll miss by 15 yards.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    The pathetic celebrations.
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    xonyo Full Member

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    One-footed players. I understand having a favoured foot, but some players seem incapable/unwilling of using their weak foot for even 10 yard passes.
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    jem Full Member

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    Not celebrating against a former team - rarely convincing at all.
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    Decade long lurker New Member

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    Supposed to be a yellow card for doing it and it’s never enforced. I find that even more annoying
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    parkthebuslads Full Member

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    Pundits not appreciating the difference between how they personally would like to see the sport refereed and the actual rules.
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    Prometheus New Member

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    Haha, they should just play that clip from the film Bedazzled.
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    Class of 63 Full Member

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    Statistical overkill and bloody heat-maps, save them for the scouts, and leave us fans to make our own judgment on how player A and B have played.

    All seater Stadiums, do the authorities know how difficult it is to pee in somebodies pocket when they're sat down ?!
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    Chairman Woodie Full Member

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    I think I have raised this point elsewhere. Some fans take club rivalries far too seriously. Just read some of the content on rival forums. Some people do football no favours.
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    Paolo Di Canio "we have to realise it's a doggy dog market"

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    The most annoying thing about Football today is a Social Media...a player United is chasing renews their contract or signs somewhere else and articles appear on Facebook "United fans look away now.." & " ABSOLUTELY EMBARRASSING" followed by a picture of Jose head in hands or something.

    Also all the shit memes that appear on Facebook/Twitter after your club lose a match. Especially those "8-2 be an Arsenal fan right now". Forced football banter is the pitts.

    It gets even worse around transfer season, "deal is close" or " Player has met with Mourinho" when that is actually called tapping up if no agreement with the club has been reached whereby the next step is getting to speak to the player.