https://www.football365.com/news/man-city-star-reveals-how-pep-taught-him-how-to-foulF365 said:Man City star Rodri reveals how Pep has taught him how to foul
“I am learning new things, how to go, when to stay, when I have to do a tactical foul, when I have to jump. It’s good for me to learn these things."
infringements are easier to spot in Rugby but there is still plenty of 'gamesmanship' going onTactical fouling has been around forever. I remember Aron Winter intentionally fouling a Belarus player he was through on goal to save our lead in 1995.
football's just a dirty game all around. The Rugby World cup really is a sort of wake up call. Quite a few of my friends much prefer it over football and it's really hard to argue against them sometimes when they bring up all the cheating that goes on in football.
Well, I'm by no means an expert, but I saw a bull of a man charge shoulder first into someone's ribcage and he didn't even flinch.infringements are easier to spot in Rugby but there is still plenty of 'gamesmanship' going on
It isn't seen as just a Man City thing. Part of the issue with City, is that they seem to do it far more and get away with it far more than most - Fernandinho being the master at getting away with multiple yellow card worthy fouls a game.
I think they do it more systematically than any other team...at the moment at least.
Most professional players don't need to be told to "take one for the team" It actually reflects badly on you as a footballer if you cannot foul a player that is making a dangerous run before he gets into the boxI think they do it more systematically than any other team...at the moment at least.
You've always had players who were prone to it but with city it's clearly a tactic and something they train on.
I still don't think it's a massive issue. Definitely not as big a factor as occasionally gets made out. Tbh the only thing that annoys me about it is the way Pep will deny it and feign anger at anyone who suggests it. It's obvious and there isn't anything stopping other teams doing the same so you can't call it cheating, so why treat people like they're stupid.
Yes but most do it as and when a situation occurs that might put the team at risk.Most professional players don't need to be told to "take one for the team" It actually reflects badly on you as a footballer if you cannot foul a player that is making a dangerous run before he gets into the box
It is not only a Man City thing, it is just they are one of the best practitioners of it. Still cannot get over that West Ham game where they committed 8 fouls to Hammers 1 at half time, zero cards given out. The reffing is so bad sometimes, surely after 4-5 tactical fouls in one half it's time to drag out the yellow card?