Pardew – The Russian Diver Is In Toon


Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has made the observation that Reading’s Russian International striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is one of the Premier League’s worst divers, especially close to or in the penalty area.

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Pavel Pogrebnyak – Russian diver

The Newcastle manager has singled out the Russian, probably to alert the referee of what the Russian does to get his team an advantage in games, although he’s probably only the third best (not sure that’s the right word) diver in the league behind Louis Suarez of Liverpool  (nobody’s better than this lad at going down),  and Gareth Bale of Tottenham.

Here’s what Alan Pardew said about the Russian:

“When we come to Reading, this is a battling side we’re playing. They’re great at set plays — but the striker Pogrebnyak, he falls over.”   “He’s one of the worst players I’ve seen for falling over and buying free-kicks, so we have got to be clever.”

There are some reports of this that say it’s a bizarre claim by Pardew that the Russian dives, but it’s not bizarre at all – and too many players do this in the Premier League these days, and it’s one of the dark sides of football, and it’s nothing short of cheating.

Wonder how Lance Armstrong would be at it – if he played football?

There’s a thought. 😀

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73 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Russian Diver !!!

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 19, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Think Ashley Young makes the top three ahead of this lad.

    Some people are behind Pardew, some want him gone. Some support Ashley, some dont. The one thing we can all agree on regardless of our views is we simply cannot lose today. Lose to Reading and we’re no longer staring into the abyss, we’re hanging over the edge.

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  • iggystinger

    Jan 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Tell u what if we got him de jong and a decent striker that would be 3 excellent signins give us supporters sumthin to be happy about for a change lol

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 19, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Russian diver? Sounds like pards is letting us know the price of vodka has gone up to a fiver in ash’s casino!

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  • AusMagpie

    Jan 19, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #5

    I think people need to relax a little. We’re not in as big a trouble as most think.

    Tonight we’ll field a fantastic team with the likes of Cabaye, Cisse, Marveaux, Debuchy, Colocini & the return of Saylor. It’s almost identical to the team that got us to 5th place last season. We’ll win tonight and it will start a roll of undefeated games. Ben Arfa will be back in under a month.

    I know going down is everyone’s fear right now but we will survive. We’re too good to go down, take a breath and realize that. We’ll finish top 10. Especially if we sign 2+ more players.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Anyone remember sholas hatrick against reading? Cisse or shola to repeat that today!!!

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #7

    The talk is ALL about Mbiwa and De Jong over this way just now.

    Mbiwa went deathly quiet for around a week or so but a delegation arrived in France on Thursday night and with a view to a meeting on Friday.

    Lets hope we are getting more aggressive with our dealings and wrap up deals properly. If you believe some sources – they would tell you that price is agreed – terms negotiated and just awaiting official confirmation.

    Watch this space lads ! 🙂

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  • JAMSHA

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #8

    tought some Russian is buyn the club

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  • gaz 44

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #9

    think that’s abit harsh on gareth bale.. he’s been booked 3 times from What I’ve seen for diving and not 1 was

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #10

    AusMagpie
    Game could be off Snowing heavily and we have a amber weather warning.
    Pitch will be ok but seating/terracing will need to be cleared

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Jonas falls over a hell of a lot too!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #12

    Torq
    Those to lads along with the capture of debuchy wouod be a fantastic window tbf and id happily give full credit to the board, but im not holding my breath!
    Id like too see us go for hooper, dont think we have any realistic ‘big’ targets left tbh and think hooper would be a great squad player, a real grafter, which when your hanging above the drop zone, cisse is a great finisher but im not convinced he has the fight to shoulder a relegation battle on his todd!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #13

    Gaz
    Bale is a huge diver for a lad his size and tbh comes across as a reet pussy in his interviews always whinging “if i get hurt of course im going to go down what do you want me to do risk hurting myself?”
    The lads a talent but soft as a roll of kleenex!
    Agree with Sir braveheart that ashley young is one of the worst for diving along with his team mate welbeck who both seem to do it regularly and embarrisingly for the national team
    Then of course theres suarez who is just a cheating little b@stard!
    Oh and jonas 😉

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Jonas is aloud!!!! Lol, am thinking 3 points today, cabaye to score first!!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #15

    3-0 – Cisse & Marv

    I think (hope) we will put in a good shift today

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  • iggystinger

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #16

    I only think hooper would be a squad player a non starter i personally dont rate him spl he maybe looks ok but european nights he gets found out piss control terrible passer and isnt a team player he walks about like hes on a leisurely stroll half the time we can do much better than hooper

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Good morning all…So how’s everyone feeling about the game today? Will there be a game today (Is there a scheduled pitch, stadium or road access inspection or something)?

    As always, my heart believes we can do something great today and thus I am starting to believe that my heart is useless….apart from the whole keeping me alive stuff.

    Come on lads, we need a win today….but no pressure 🙂

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  • chris_g

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Well, according to goal.com, the russian only scores 3.5 for diving:
    http://www.goal.com/en/people/russia/3691/pavel-pogrebnyak

    Jonas Gutierrez scores 6.5 🙁
    goal.com/en-my/people/argentina/10345/jonas-gutierrez

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  • northernirishtoon

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #19

    What’s the weather like at the stadium lads. Waiting at Belfast airport for the flight over with fingers crossed. HWTL

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  • iggystinger

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #20

    If the game goes ahead i think we will win 3-1 cabaye to score might put a wee wager on that

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #21

    Morning lads!

    Maybe we should pile the pressure on the lads for a win 😉 (no more manjna; shame on you ibiza 😉 lol)

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #22

    @chris_g
    I wouldn’t mind if more of Guttis dives was in the penalty area 😛

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #23

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France
    #MBiwa Update: We understand that the bid #Newcastle made for the #Montpellier man yesterday was between €7-8m. #NUFC

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Jesper….No more manjna?!? But but but….what is manjna? Google has some funny offerings.

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  • jayo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #25

    SSN reporting the game is

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #26

    announcement at 9am regarding the game….

    on/off????

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #27

    Mauritius….I am only on my second coffee….what is this? Who is GFNFrance?

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #28

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France
    We reiterate that, to our knowledge, there has been no response from #Montpellier yet about the #NUFC #MBiwa bid. #MHSC

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  • jayo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #29

    on

    Torq
    hoprfully we are getting more aggresive and this deal if true is sorted out sooner rather than later

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza…damn this tablet 😉 lol

    …manjana of course

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #31

    idiza
    check this site
    https://twitter.com/GFN_France

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #32

    @Ibiza
    They’re a part of GFN(Get Football News) on twitter. 100K followers that one, but the one reporting french news only has 2-3K followers.
    It’s said that they’re not very reliable and neither is le@10sport.
    But there are reports on a bid for Mbiwa from various sources, so i’d expect that to be true.
    However, the two sources mentioned here are dodgy at best.

    Only time will tell.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #33

    Jesper…This is starting to make sense…I think. Do you mean mañana? As in morning? If so, I think you’re spot on. I can’t handle this searching words like manjna and it giving me results for mangina….just not cool.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #34

    @le10sport…it’s early, don’t bug me.

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  • ~Anita One Bites the Dust~

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #35

    Reading between the lines

    1-1 bore draw.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza…it looks like manjna is either some sort of dance or song ritual from India?

    …might have to consult Indian magpie about that, but either way I say no more manjna 😀 lol

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #37

    Cheers guys….Will take any news coming from anywhere with a pinch of salt. Even when we have agreed to sign a player many things can go wrong….not that I have any recent examples to give you 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza…it seems I cannot spell mañana 🙂

    …why do spanish people have to make it harder than it is? lol

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  • reccerobbo

    Jan 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #39

    Anything less than 3 points will not be accepted against a team that’s never won a game away from home all season.

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  • Toon_Tom

    Jan 19, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #40

    did someone mention marijuana??? 😉

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