mushy wrote:But we are good at winning free kicks now, Snodgrass, Noble, Hernandez and Anderson to name but four.
Does this make us dirty? I dont think so.
I would reserve the term 'dirty' for dangerous football, personally.
On a wider note, though, teams that win
free kicks are often those that sometimes don't deserve them.
There is no longer any black and white, on the issue, for me. All teams contain players who know how to win free kicks...there was this absolutely perfect shot of Kane yesterday, being fouled, whilst offside, so that you could see that, as he was in the act of going down, he was looking straight into the eyes of the ref, behind him.
In brief, 'winning' free kicks and being awarded them are linked, but separate issues. And sometimes winning them involves cheating or bending the rules.
And that is
dirty, without actually being dangerous...