Generation thing?

Cresswells tackle that was a red only to be overturned as a yellow i wonder how many of us older orgers saw it as a red card and who thought great tackle....i am of the latter persuasion because being able to tackle is being taken out of the game even the slightest contact is frowned upon and players hurling themselves to the ground screaming and rolling in pain getting up once they see an opponent has been booked it is laughable......cresswells tackle while hard was fair IMO he got the ball and yes the follow through caught the player but it was nowhere near as bad as was made out again IMO.....watching football from early 70's onwards on mud ridden boggy pitches when men were men a tackle like that would be considered light if anyone saw a Bonzo/Lamps senior/chopper Harris/Bremner tackle player/ball/hoarding all involved only for the player to get up carry on knowing full well they would get a chance to return the favour in kind and the refs just letting them get on with it.....days gone by maybe but Hard but fair tackles can get the crowd going as much as a goal it shows commitment and Fans of every team like to see that....so how did you see that tackle in context?

Dicks is the man's picture

Yeah I'm in the 'good tackle' camp. Tough tackling was a big part of the likes of dicks, Pearce, Adams, keown etc. It gave the team a physical presence which I'm afraid tday is dead. Defenders are not allowed to tackle and even if they cud most of em are whimps

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nevillenixon's picture

To be fair to the Bournemouth player, he didn't roll around for half an hour in agony did he?

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mcbikeman's picture

But i was generalising a bit on that front...its just something like all fans hate to see and you wonder why Managers let there players get away with doing it

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Dicks is the man's picture

managers like it coz its all a strategic thing. one it slows the game down, two it can make the tackle look a lot more than it is, and three it can put a 'thing' in the refs mind, whereby he subconsciously begins to see that player being a victim and sways the decisions to him. that's my view anyhow.

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

I was at the game, albeit down the other end and said in real time he will have to go for that! On VAR it was clear he got lots of the ball. I have to say most old school players from the 60's & 70's wouldn't last til half time on the pitch!

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mcbikeman's picture

https://youtu.be/WvD8UOd9700

makes ya weep for the old days

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

what a shock... we lost to Man City even back then!

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Dartford Bhoy's picture

what a shock... we lost to Man City even back then!

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Dicks is the man's picture

lol. 'is giving up football...to manage WBA'

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boogerscaravan's picture

Proper tackle, none of this fairy, poncey, roll around like you've been shot, Danny Rose, Phil Jones take note!!

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Bondsy's picture

I would get sent off every game today for hard tackling :-)
always took the ball first but also the player if he happened to be in the way many times. probably give penalties away today as well.
Only got sent off once for punching a player on the nose after he kicked me while I was on the ground (self defence I cried to the ref but to no avail!!)
Loved the mud and hard games in those days. There all wimps today

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I couldn't see much wrong with cresswells tackle at the time & couldn't believe the ref gave a red...though as per the thread us that grew up in the 60s,70s etc were used to proper tackles!

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