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Doing The Hokey-Cokey

Doing The Hokey-Cokey

Nigel Reo-Coker has voiced his concerns that football is becoming a game of diving and simulating.

In fansspeak simulating can be explained in the following terms:

dirty, cheating, shot by a sniper, fouled by a blade of grass, Ronaldo, Chelsea playesr, Italians and other such examples I shouldn't publish.

The Hokey-Cokey however knows he is going to get into trouble with referees over it, but he isn't going to change his game.

O'Neill and in previous years McCann have also voiced concerns that you can nolonger tackle in football as the idiots in the middle of the pitch protect the pansys when they find themselves on their arse again.

Anyway, speaking on the official site, he said:

'I won't change one bit.

'I am used to getting cautioned. I don't go out and try and get booked but that happens. That's football.

'That fire and passion is an important part of my armoury.

'But there's a lot more theatrics now. Players are falling over and trying to get free-kicks and fouls. They are killing the game.

'It's not a man's game anymore. You can't get physical any more.

'If you touch a player now they do 20 rolls and a backflip and get you cautioned.'

That last comment is hysterical!



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday February 4 2008
Time: 5:09PM

Comments

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I saee Baros is back and there was a classic Baros moment on tv when he fell without being touched then stood in an offside position for ages looking hurt and upset. The strange thing is while i agree with NRC fast players like Young do not get protection. Against Blackburn Young was clattered from the first minute but the first yellow card was given in the 85th minute. This is not the first time several times Gabby has been taken out when he would have been through and yet no yellows have been given. Other times a tackle which is strong but fair is given as a foul and the carded as the player rolls about. Perhaps if Gabby and Young rolled over and lay down for 10 minutes more would be done.
daveldvilla
04/02/2008 17:24:00
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Not yet chap, you have to be one of the "big four" to get the pref ref treatment
steff_the_villan
04/02/2008 17:53:00
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Yes, but young has gone down easily a couple of times all by himself too, let's not forget.
Carlosio
04/02/2008 17:57:00
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It's Been Getting Like This For Years Now...!!
horseworrier
04/02/2008 18:40:00
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"Yes, but young has gone down easily a couple of times all by himself too, let's not forget" was that on the webcam?
steff_the_villan
04/02/2008 18:49:00
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Haha, nice one. Just to clarify, that isn't what I meant. Seen a couple of dives from him this season, which he should lose, and fast.
Carlosio
04/02/2008 19:24:00
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Carlosio, Young has gone over a couple time? At least 5 times cause he just served a suspension for diving, the idiot. Young shouldnt have to resort to that he has bags of ability.
young_jonah
04/02/2008 20:42:00
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Hard to disagree with our Nige. Tackling as an art is no longer seemingly part and parcel of the game, and that is sad.
glensider
04/02/2008 22:30:00
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That silly Hokey thing you do with Reo-Coker's name was amusing for a while but is now getting tiresome quickly.
Knowone
05/02/2008 01:44:00
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He doesn't need to dive, whats the point, he is a good player without that and just makes himself look like a cheating prize .....
pandapops
05/02/2008 09:59:00
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