Originally Posted by alanturing
Aye, it's not the FA but the Premier League who are to blame.
The FA run the reffing and hand out the bans/suspensions.
Their problem is the constant promoting of "mice" as refs instead of men. They then refuse to back the "mice" who have to take the shit handed out to them by the Terrys & Cashleys as happened today at one point. Friend shoudve red carded the pair of em as soon as they started in on him.
Originally Posted by Howard the Duck
Unfortunately money changes everything. If all the other athletes were on the same money as footballers then I don't think they'd remain the bastions of virtue they're perceived to be for very long either. In fact, I think you may see a few examples of those who've done so well at the Olympics struggle with their new found celebrity and exposure and disappear up their own arses.
I remember the days when my marra slaughtered footballers in comparison with Rugby Union players. I pointed out that football had been the source of income for its pros for over 100 years and wait to see what the rugger buggers are up to after 100yrs of professionalism. Within the blink of an eye their swapping the ball to suit their own purposes and smuggling blood capsules on the pitch!
Nowadays its the Athlete stick thats used to beat the pro footballer as the "honest" Rugby player train has long left the station.