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Jewell says Legalise Diving

Jewell says Legalise Diving

In an interview with Sky Sports, Jewell said: 'I may be the only person in the world who believes this, but why don't we allow it?

'People say it is cheating, but you ask any supporter and if one of our players goes down in the box and we need a penalty to stay in the league or win a cup. Do you know what they are going to say? It will be the same as Man United fans, Liverpool fans, Chelsea fans and chairman: Go down.

'At the end of the day I might get lambasted for that, but that's the way it is. I hate diving, but if it is in the game and if you allow it it will go away on its own and people will stop talking about it.
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Date:Tuesday December 5 2006
Time: 4:41PM

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Jewell is an honest, straightforward and open-minded man. He deserves credit for it.
midlothian99
05/12/2006 17:41:00
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i think it will open a huge amount of worms if you legalise it.. i can't see the point personally or the benefit and it is a silly thing to say, then again alot of managers say silly things, look at martin jol.
PUREGOLD
05/12/2006 18:16:00
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has he been smoking something?
merlin
05/12/2006 19:07:00
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Silly Mickey Mouser!! Can see where he's coming from but the practicalities are a mess!!
BaldyYid
06/12/2006 15:23:00
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People who dive shouls be booked and then they may stop.
miked_joker
07/12/2006 00:26:00
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i can see where he's coming from but u will never stop it, it happened with a man city player yesterday
green giant 12
10/12/2006 20:38:00
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When referees have the b*lls to give a penalty when a player gets fouled in the box and stays on his feet, then I'll say that players should get booked for diving. I'm personally sick of the hypocrisy you get from the likes of Wenger, Mourinho, Redknapp etc. when they get a penalty awarded against them - If a defender trails a leg or mis-times a lunge in the box, then he cannot expect the attacking player not to go to ground. It's the referee's responsibility to make the decision, but don't crucify players for 'going to ground too easily' - they won't get what they deserve by staying on their feet! Full marks to Paul Jewell for an honest opinion which has some merit!
ParkLane67
11/12/2006 13:24:00
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Has Jewell finally lost the plot? What happened to honesty?
sandgroanun
14/12/2006 16:27:00
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'Credit for it'! He's saying people should be rewarded for trying to con a referee!!! It's cheating and deserves a straight red in my opinion!
Blade1889
15/12/2006 13:57:00
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Why not add punching on the list too......
SeasideEssexXile
19/12/2006 15:12:00
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