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30% Don`t Think He Dived

30% Don`t Think He Dived

30% of readers believe that Zokora didn`t deliberately dive in Tottenham versus Pompey on Sunday. 70% believed it was a blatant dive that resulted in Tottenham going one nil up.

I personally believe that he kicked the ball too far when trying to round Mendes and decided to go down. What annoyed me more was his celebration when he was awarded the penalty. He went over to the Tottenham fans punching his clenched fist into the air.

Click here to watch a video that I think perfectly shows this embarrassing dive.




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Date:Monday October 2 2006

Time: 8:26PM

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30% off their head lol
lmatthews
He did not dive he was off balance and did not mean it
brett.spurs
Off course he dived. Even as a spurs fan I am happy to admit that he dived. He did the same against Fulham. Its called cheating. Perhaps we should sell him to Arsenal, Man U or Chelsea and join the rest of the cheats. I would welcome all the video technology that Harry wants because on my could be would be a lot better off than without it. But I still think that spurs created a lot more chances than Pompey and we deserved the win. COYS
spursvet
haha ooo so thats why he moves his leg backwards as if he had been kicked lol
lmatthews
maybe you did deserve to win, maybe you didn't? But you won 2-1 and i think both of your goals shouldn't have counted!
lmatthews
LOL Brett i dont think they do irony on the south coast. Of course it werent a penalty. Mendes did him like a kipper. He made to swing his leg and didnt follow through. Zakora was going down to make the most of expected contact that never arrived. He didnt apeal for the penalty initially cause I think he half expected to get booked. He should not then have celebrated so heartily. The only thing I cant understand is why all the fuss now when Pires, Ronaldo, Gerrard and many others have been doing it for years. Stil thought we created all the chances even without the possesion
jollyjolsbaldhead
If it isn't Arsenal It's Chelsea. If it isn't Chelsea it's Spurs. "Same old Cockney's always cheating"
nelson
actually, it made us go 2-0 up, get your facts right. and we should have had a penalty in the second half anyway for a blatant handball (another form of cheating), so as usual the ref evened it out.
yidrob
If you want irony, how about arsenal and chelsea fans calling us cheats hahaha, of course didier dived, but its happened now, lets move on, good luck 2 pompy this season ! COYS !!!!
brett.spurs
How can anyone think it wasnt a dive? I thought he had been shot!
jono_forest
I think the ref never gave a 2nd penalty because firstly if you were at the match and watched the reply on TV the ball hit the top of his shoulder not his arm. Arn't you lot satified with all the cheating you've had recently
nelson
It was a dive, but i have to admit i thought it was a pen when i first saw it
brett.spurs
well didier was fouled just before you lot scored, so ya win some, lose some
brett.spurs
30 % only see the colour of the shirt !!!
alphieblues
Zakora conned every paying fan in White Hart Lane, myself included. But after watching the TV it's easy to see why and even easier to see it wasn't a penalty
nelson
His names zokora not zakora
brett.spurs
he dived, no doubt about it, but it was to go 2-0 up no 1, get it right boys
andyclark1882
he raised his arms, its handball! I was at the game, right behind the goal where he hanballed, i could clearly see it, just as you saw zakora dive nelson, and yeah he did dive, but moaning now aint gunna change the score is it!! enjoy your run of away games pompey, what is it again, chelsea, arsenal, man u and liverpool, look forward to seeing you occupy your usual position soon enough.
yidrob
brett.spurs. Shove you're sad opinion up ur cockerls ar5e. Z is a cheat. he & you deserve what will 'come around' as they say. We look forward to the return game in January.
storagematt
january we will all be diving!
lmatthews
if that's not the most blatent dive ever....... 1-0 up, you might not of recoverd...
wallis
brett,spurs On the South Coast he is known as Cheating Cockney Zakora.
nelson
he will be congradulated by his team mates today
lmatthews
boo hoo, why have a go at me i didnt blow the whistle and give a penalty, i said he dived, what else do ya want me to say, i want pompy to do well, but i was just saying you win some, you lose some. o yer by the way storagematt is a southampton fan
brett.spurs
That has possibly got to be the most disgraceful dive i have ever come across in my long life !! that truely disgraced the name of football and everything involved including the real bad stuff
red_chattey
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brett.spurs
We arn't having ago at you personally Brett and know you didn't blow the whistle and give a penalty we are just debating WHY the ref gave a penalty in the first place and how this could be corrected WHEN this situation happens again. Remember in the Summer when we all hated the Portugese and Ronaldo, similar situation. Was discussed for weeks
nelson
Unbelievable! How anyone can think he didn't dive I don't know? I'd be ashamed if a Pompey player so clearly dived like that to win a penalty against us. I know it happens to a lot of sides but we've had our fair share of dodgy penalties against us over the years haven't we? Pires dived for Arsenal the year they won the title, Taylor got the "hand ball" call against Scum in the cup, O'Neil got the handball called against Spurs last season, and of course Sunday's to name but a few. Zokora has done himself no favours at all, and not just with Pompey fans.
pompeyrug
it was a dive, cheat
afcbmarcus
Thatcher and Zokora, Pompey fans relish your attendance to Fratton Park as you are 'cordially' invited to taste our latest brand of Fan abuse punishment, dished out intently for the perpetration of crimes unbecoming in the realms of football decency !!
pompeygray
i can't wait haha
lmatthews
Of course he dived, and of course there should not have been a penalty, but if there was video technology available to the match officials non of this would have happened, but there is'nt so you will have to put up with it, I love Harry Rednapp for what he has acheived with you guys but he is being very hipicritical when he complains about this as if it was him that had the penalty he would now be saying "it evens itself out in the end" so accept it and move on!
Cravens
Cheap shot brett. You pathetic bit of cr*p.
storagematt
he dived but most players do your ex todorov made a career out of it
mvmiller
he was only celebrating he didn't get a yellow card.
gicola
it is plain as day he dived and this calls for at least looking at these incidents after the game , absolute joke !
dazednconfuzed
Of course he dived thats beyond doubt. Lets just move on , everyone gets the s***** end of the stick sometimes. Rough decisions away from home are part and parcel of life in the premier league, if your not man.u, arse and chelski that is. Personally I didn't like to see it, I have a good deal of respect for Pompey and there fans.
jmd
Look at the incidents as the game continues, 4th official tells ref he was wrong, the goal gets disallowed, the player gets booked. Is it that difficult? And dont say, you cant take the goal away after the fans have celebrated... Why not? they didnt deserve the penalty, end of. And the game has continued at pace so no stop atarts. If Someone nicks a TV and gets caught a few days later, the police dont let you keep the TV because the family have got used to watching it, you have it taken awqay from you, and you get punished. Same difference in my eyes.
Midge
As for the 30%, they are proably ALL scummers coming on our site and voting, even Spurs fans (Reading comments above) are 100% happy to confirm they felt it was a dive. The only ones weired enough (and i dont just mean in football) to not see the dive would be the *****icens of Scumhampton. blinkered lol
Midge
*****icens in above comment should read S_H_I_T_I_Z_E_N_S, a clever take on the word citizens me thought, before vialt ruined it for me lol
Midge
Utterly sickening and should be rooted out of football (diving, not Zokora). Still, thems the breaks.
Tantona
 

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