Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Spitting all over the pitch

Lately I’ve become annoyed with the amount of spitting by players.

It seems like every time the camera closes in on a player he’s loading one up for the pitch. Then ‘tooh…’ and out goes another spit ball.

The thing that I find revolting about the habit is that the ball rolls over the spit, you slide into it, your head touches the ball, I mean, uuug, it must happen all the time.

So, in my annoyance have come a few observations on the spitting habits of players :

  • Before corners, many players spit in the direction they will go when the corner is taken
  • Spitters spit the furthest after missed shots, bad tackles tend to get a ‘sit and spit’ by the injured player (before the trainer arrives)
  • Players spit in groups around who takes the free kick as both a territorial gesture and also a way to show displeasure at not getting the shot, needless to say, free kicks are a spitting orgy
  • Referees never spit
  • Goalkeepers spit in their gloves constantly, why doesn’t Nike make some self wetting gloves or something?

In conclusion, slide on your own snot, I could care less, but have the TV cameras off it when you get up from the tackle and spit.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

in the old days they didnt used to to that as much

4/21/2005 3:55 PM  
Blogger Gamblog UK said...


You are right now I come to think of it. I will notice the gobbers even more now.

4/29/2005 6:23 PM  

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