Vital Football

Latest Wigan Atletic News

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.
'


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

Writer:
Date:Tuesday December 5 2006
Time: 4:41PM

Comments

0
Jewell is an honest, straightforward and open-minded man. He deserves credit for it.
midlothian99
05/12/2006 17:41:00
0
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
0
has he been smoking something?
merlin
05/12/2006 19:07:00
0
Silly Mickey Mouser!! Can see where he's coming from but the practicalities are a mess!!
BaldyYid
06/12/2006 15:23:00
0
People who dive shouls be booked and then they may stop.
miked_joker
07/12/2006 00:26:00
0
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
0
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
0
Has Jewell finally lost the plot? What happened to honesty?
sandgroanun
14/12/2006 16:27:00
0
'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
0
Why not add punching on the list too......
SeasideEssexXile
19/12/2006 15:12:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

2017/18 League Cup Third Round Draw On Thursday

The third round draw for this year's EFL Cup will take place on Thursday August 24.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 18/8/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Premier League Cup Draw - U23s

The draw for the 32 team Premier League Cup took place earlier this afternoon and there are a few significant Midland derby clashes this year.

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Liam Sephton
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Latics v Portsmouth... who will win?
Suggested By: Paul Cook
Wigan win100%
Draw0%
Portsmouth win0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Whittleblue310
2.truelatic4eva225
3.Kenny Morris202
4.henski172
5.Oscarbon171
6.Get a Grip!143
7.Moonay136
8.MoMoWafc94
9.Martinez198691
10.Ihaventaclue90
The Vital Football Members League