Things about football that get you unreasonably annoyed…

sugar_kane

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I’ll go first:

Refs waving at players to “get up” - pseudo hard man bullshit.

Players pointing where to pass to their team mates - comes across more as clueless and insecure than anything else.
 

Skills

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Players refusing to take throw-ins, waiting for the full back to jog up the pitch. Infuriating when you can just quickly get the game going
 

Galactic

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“The game ended scoreless, but we should have won the game 5-0”

Nonesense,

If only the next 4 chances would still happen exactly the same way if the first goal went it. They won’t.
 

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Corner comes in.
Defender headers the ball out.
Attacking team plays the ball (over two or three passes) all the way back to their own goalkeeper.
 

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Players refusing to take throw-ins, waiting for the full back to jog up the pitch. Infuriating when you can just quickly get the game going
This and then the fullback, who we all had to wait for because they're such an expert, just lumps it long and loses possession anyway.
 

sugar_kane

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Players refusing to take throw-ins, waiting for the full back to jog up the pitch. Infuriating when you can just quickly get the game going
100%

We do this all the fecking time, allows the other team to get back into position and kills all momentum.
 

Brophs

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The entire Manchester United squad 2014-2022
 

Patchbeard

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Players feigning head injuries as refs have to stop play - e.g. Gabriel on Thursday for Arsenal after he got touched on the arm.
 

Glorio

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Players refusing to take throw-ins, waiting for the full back to jog up the pitch. Infuriating when you can just quickly get the game going
Yes!!!

Also, players letting the ball go out for a throw-in, when they can retrieve it in space before it goes out. Throw-ins are not always advantageous to the team in possession.
 

Lay

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Goalkeepers not distributing the ball faster.
 

stevoc

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Players refusing to take throw-ins, waiting for the full back to jog up the pitch. Infuriating when you can just quickly get the game going
Further to that when players despite their team chasing a win allow the ball to go out of play for a throw-in in added time. When they can easily keep it in and whip a cross into the box, as United did several times today.
 

Pickle85

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Set pieces that don't beat the first man. Kills me every time.
 

El Jefe

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Shaw taking ages during a throw in despite having multiple options available to him.
 

Wilt

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Feigning injury

Diving

Time wasting

Complaining to the ref

Spitting

Trying to pinch an extra 1/2 inch when placing the ball for a corner ….wtf?
 

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Goalkeepers falling to the ground after they catch the ball to waste time. I've never seen one booked for timewasting.
Ricardo was a master at this. I think it was against England when he managed to almost fall in slow motion.
 

TheRedHearted

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I’ll go first:

Refs waving at players to “get up” - pseudo hard man bullshit.

Players pointing where to pass to their team mates - comes across more as clueless and insecure than anything else.
Disagree completely. So many times in the last few years our attackers haven’t linked up correctly and made a blop of a great position.

the point and verbal communication is someting a lot of teams miss
 

Chairman Steve

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The defending players putting their hands up to signal an offside while play goes on. Just seems like a sly dickheaded tactic next to the imaginary card gesture.
 

OT1214

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Linesman not calling obvious offsides and letting the play go on only to raise the flag later. Wastes time as well.
 

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Obsessional keeping of the ball involving tonnes of passes sidewards and backwards, that inevitably ends with being pressured and passing it to the keeper, who just boots it down the pitch and most likely the team lose the ball.
 

SportingCP96

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Corruption. Porto. Benfica. The color red. The color blue. The estádio da luz. The estádio do ladrao or whatever imaginary creature.
 

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When the ball’s going out of play near a linesman and they step out of the way of it. Shouldn’t do, but winds me right up
 

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Oh, and Liverpool
 

SirAF

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Treating players in the middle of the pitch, either get a stretcher or roll them off. Stop wasting time! Also, refs using an extraordinary long time to lecture players - get on with it!