Tag Archives | Diving

‘Tis the Season Not to Dive

To Dive or Not To Dive? That is the question. Well here’s the answer: Don’t do it. This form of cheating is ruining the beautiful game. Fans don’t like it. In fact, many fans are digusted by their own players if they dive. Fellow proferssionals dislike it.  But who is doing anything serious about it? […]

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Kiwis coming to play or to ……?

So here’s the question I put to the 2005 twin spear tackling duo, Tana Umaga and Kevin Mealamu, and to the infamous 1978 diver,  former World Rugby Cup ambassador, Andy Haden (he dived out of a line-out to win a penalty which beat Wales 13-12 and still has ‘no regrets’),  – would you want your child […]

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We knew we were part of the universe of footballers (part 1)

The World Cup is up and running. Teams are swapping shirts, shaking hands and some nice celebrations (so far the South African’s opening goal celebration is top of the ‘joyous goal scoring celebrations chart’). So far so good. Just a few divers who were publicly shamed in front of worldwide tv audiences as the referees […]

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