Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Ashley Young - To Dive Or Not To Dive?

Ashley Young - To Dive Or Not To Dive?

Some say a penalty AND a dive (ie it was a pen but the theatrics did him no favours) others are screaming diving cheat!



Even Sir Alex Chewalot said he played for the penalty and made a meal of going down.

I think if he'd just gone down normally on the first part of the challenge, he'd have still had a good shout, as did Ray Wilkins and Dwight Yorke, the second leg 'looking' to make contact though, that is pure cheating surely?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday April 16 2012
Time: 9:58AM

Comments

0
lol He did here week in week out, no suprises here.
lerneravfc
16/04/2012 10:04:00
0
My biggest irritation is how "sensible" McLeish was. For the sake of fighting against these divers, someone has to have the guts to say "YOU CHEATED" and take the consequences of an FA trial.
murph
16/04/2012 10:05:00
0
Not sure? Watch what he does with his left foot ....... I wont swear as it wont change the appaling grovelish pathetic excuse of a ref.~ Mr Ferguson must have been dwill all 12 united players.
col8
16/04/2012 10:07:00
0
We all know what Ash is like, however at Villa he used to only get free kicks, he was usually booked for diving in the box so moving to Utd has helped him there. I wish people would focus more on Huttons attempt to challenge him before Ash got in the box, how can you miss a tackle by about 2 metres???
Chelt Villan
16/04/2012 10:09:00
0
It was a penalty, but Young dived theatrically and is therefore a cheat...no class...and the same goes for any teams players, including Villa, if they do this sort of thing.
MASON_PARKER
16/04/2012 10:10:00
0
As stated by Lerner he's done it for years, much to my embarrassment. I was happy he left. Nice of him to celebrate the penalty going in as well. I'm beginning to dislike him as much as I dislike Downing
AstonBilla
16/04/2012 10:27:00
0
9.5, 9.5, 10.0, 9.5, 10.0. Tom Daley would be proud to have Young as a partner. We knew he'd do that, though, didn't we??
Madirish
16/04/2012 10:38:00
0
Disgraceful dive. It's bad enough that he had the gaul to do it at all but against the team that made him the player he is! I don't want city to win the league but it's cheats like Young that ake me wish United would fail.
thebizniz
16/04/2012 10:46:00
0
he trails his left leg into Clark and is going down before contact...
leftfoot
16/04/2012 10:51:00
0
How funny would it be if next time we play utd all the fans have a board like they do at the cricket with the 4/6 on either side. We could have a 9 and a 5 board and all hold them up every time he goes down!! That would at least make it a bit funnier
Chelt Villan
16/04/2012 11:28:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Grealish Out This Weekend As Well?

Youngster Jack Grealish wasn't a happy chap earlier today.

The Rooneyfication Of Villa

I'm finally beginning to see the obsession with shirt revenues...

Remi Garde - Back Me Or See The Back Of Me

Remi says he'd be willing to stay at Aston Villa next season if we go down but only if the club give him the resources necessary to come back up.

Garde Talks Up The Defence

Manager Remi Garde has done his normal midweek piece and in this edition he talks about the 'massive solidarity' amongst our back four.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn6%
Richards1%
Okore10%
Lescott8%
Cissokho0%
Bacuna0%
Gana31%
Westwood1%
Gil8%
Agbonlahor26%
Veretout8%
Sub - Clark1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Wehrlein lands Manor driver
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mitchell Announces Retirement
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions507
2.The Fear293
3.ClivetheVillan268
4.Fulford250
5.sirdennis173
6.JuanPabloAngel168
7.revdpete163
8.DeanoVilla135
9.Wurzel113
10.He'sBiggerThanMe&You89
Write for Vital Football