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Saint Steven Of England Dived? Surely Not!

Saint Steven of England, the true example to all children out there, would surely not resort to the despicable art of diving? He places the purity of sport above all else and would not even dream to seek unfair advantage by conning the referee.

He is a shining beacon of hope in this modern football world, isn't he? He would rather accept defeat than cheat to get a point, definitely.

Well, anyone who hasn't got Anfield-tinted glasses on will tell you that this is rubbish. Gerrard himself proved it once again that blaming the foreigners for bringing diving into the English game is about as fair as giving a penalty for the dive Saint Stevie performed tonight.

With Atletico leading 1-0 deep into stoppage time at Anfield, Liverpool got their now usual dose of luck, this time in the form of the referee who was absolutely conned by Gerrard's absolutely staggering piece of diving. Stevie Me jumped forward then threw himself into the ground with agony on his face - a hilarious sight of course but the ref felt it warranted a penalty which the hero himself converted to celebrated without a trace of shame.

Scousers are always ready to slag off the likes of Ronaldo and Drogba for their antics and Alan Hansen will always be ready to blame the foreign players for everything - but neither will admit that Gerrard is also a serial offender. But we all know that, don't we?

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 4 2008

Time: 11:01PM

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It was a REALLY despicable act coming from a club captain who "never dives!"
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04/11/2008 23:24:00

but then again...he's SAINT ICKLE STEVIE MOTM GERRARD! HEAD of the scouse SCUM! Surely hes above us mere mortals!
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04/11/2008 23:27:00

The dude is a cheat. I know Arsenal have had theirs in th past, but atleast we admit to it ..... the whole country and media bow down to this****. Gets on my tits no end.
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05/11/2008 03:38:00

If this had been Giggs diving you guys would totally ignore the fact and be just grateful to take the point. The way liverpool are playing it could be that you guys will have to play against them ... They look to be going all the way
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05/11/2008 06:41:00

people complain about ronaldo diving then gerrard starts diving and he's suppose 2 be liverpool captain
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05/11/2008 10:32:00

What does Giggs have to do with it? And the way Liverpool are playing it looks only a matter of time that they start losing games when deflections won't go their way, opposing players won't be sent off regularly or when they won't get dodgy penalties.
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05/11/2008 12:53:00

Sorry you jerks. Though it wasn't a penalty (though worth appealing for), Gerrard didn't dive. Watch it again. There again, I guess it makes you feel better about your greasy portuguese, winking, pony-boy ballerina. So Fergie doesn't fancy us for the CL huh, listing 5-6 other clubs. The****. No matter we've played in 2 of last four finals and reached semis last season, nor that we beat you at a canter at Anfield (sure you had a bad day?! ha) and currently joint leaders in the PL.
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05/11/2008 16:38:00

clear dive... on the other hand....the way they played they deserved soemthing from that game ...ethics.. morality .. does it really have a place in football?? lol
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05/11/2008 22:59:00

i dnt think gerrard dived, i think he fouled the defender.
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06/11/2008 10:57:00


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