From: HASM on 4 Jul 2010 10:39
Mike Hall <tarrow(a)yahoo.com> writes:
> Every deliberate foul in order to gain an advantage is cheating. If
> everyone does it, everyone is cheating. End of.
So if that is so crystal clear, why are lots of people complaining all of a
sudden? I don't remember a match where deliberate fouls to gain some sort
of an advantage weren't committed multiple times, hence the number of
cautions given in matches for the last N years, where N is large. There's
nothing new here.
> Like I implied, it's not a question of morality, it is simply the
> Queen's English.
I'll ask the Queen next time I see her,
From: Mike Hall on 5 Jul 2010 08:13
On 4 July, 15:39, HASM <netn...(a)invalid.com> wrote:
> Mike Hall <tar...(a)yahoo.com> writes:
> > Every deliberate foul in order to gain an advantage is cheating. If
> > everyone does it, everyone is cheating. End of.
> So if that is so crystal clear, why are lots of people complaining all of a
Because it is the World Cup Finals, where cheats embarrass everyone
who loves football in front of billions of viewers. Also the stakes
are huge here. The finance markets rise and fall over results. The
entire national psyche of countries is affected resulting in life/
death changes. The squad members are supposed to be the best of a
generation of young men, and how they act is a direct reflection on
how we all act.
FIFA has virtually encouraged cheats to prosper, forcing everyone else
to cheat to keep pace. It is time to change the direction the game is
heading in as we have entire teams whose strategy seems to be to to
throw themselves on the ground in order to gain free kicks and wave
imaginary cards. The game needs fixing, and Suarez's immoral act was
as good a place as any to draw the line. As you know, FIFA chickened