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How is it that Liverpool always get them? They got three the other week and today they have got two. I am now convinced that the FA want Liverpool to win this season. No other explanation for it. They have had an abnormal number of penalties this season.

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Liverpool have had 12, City have had 7, we've had 6, the rest have had 5 or less.

They've had 2x more penalties than any other team in the league bar City, and at least half of them have been dives.

f**king disgraceful.

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Probably the way they play with two or three fast forwards.  I can't say the decisions are always right but the more opportunities they have, the more they're likely to get.

Hazard should get dozens but he rarely runs at the goalie.

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Agreed. They are scum. Sturridge ... I have lost all respect for the bloke with his behaviour in the penalty area this season. As for Suarez... there are no words...

If they do win the league, it'll be tainted and it would encourage other teams to dive. Hazard is the most fouled player in the Premiership. We should have had more penalties than Liverpool but because its us, we get nowt from most refs.

Was happy with Liverpool drawing West Ham. Was hoping they'd sly one past the scum at the end, but now I'm fed up.

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I haven't seen it yet. So I'll reserve judgement but a mate of mine saw it and said neither of the Liverpool penalties were genuine. Typical. I think the FA (if it is interested in fair play) should review all refs this season and sack the useless ones. Today's West Ham/scum ref should go by the sounds of it and Chris Foy should definitely go.

Incidentally, did anyone else notice Chris Foy screw over Southampton yesterday?

The Premiership table should reflect the best performances, not which teams had the best divers and most cooperative ref on the day week in week out.

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I would imagine it is because they get fouled more in the box than we do. Today they started with a forward line of Sturridge, Suarez and Sterling, all of whom are quick, direct and run straight at defenders and thus are more likely to draw fouls than Torres or Oscar who, to be honest, are none of those things. In addition to that, Liverpool are the current highest scorers in the league and have more shots per game than anyone else in the league other than us and City, so they spend more of their time attacking than anyone else and are likely to spend more time in the opponent's penalty box than anyone else.

 

Believe me I am no Scouse apologist (the idea of Easy Lover touching the Premier League trophy is probably what it feels like to imagine marrying your sister), and I won't defend Suarez, Sturridge or Gerrard against anyone who accuses them of being divers but the idea of there being an FA conspiracy to gift the title to Liverpool seems a little too unlikely. For a start, if this pro-Liverpool sentiment existed within the FA, why would they have tolerated the 20 years of farcical 'title challenges' up until now?

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Do people really believe half the sh*t they post on here? The FA wanting Liverpool to win the league? Why? What do they gain from that?

 

Yes Liverpool have got a lot of penalties this season, most were correct, some not. We got 12 in the 2009/10 season, does that mean we were being favored?

 

The main reason Liverpool and all big teams get most of the penalties throughout the season is because they will have more possession and thus will spend more time in the opposition area, increasing the chances of a foul and then a penalty. The chances of a penalty increases with people like Suarez and Sturridge diving but that's cheating on their part rather than bias from a ref.

 

Today's ref was sh*t for both teams.

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Maybe the FA conspiracy thing was over the top. (Was raging at the time). But it doesn't change the fact that even a gust of wind would take Sturridge or Suarez down in the box if they feel it would get them a spot kick.

Just want players to stop simulating, playing to the ref and actually get on with scoring legit goals. Makes the highlights more enjoyable than seeing somebody swan dive in the box and see that prick Gerrard tap one in from the spot.

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It's not a conspiracy, it's just that the refs need to wise up to their game plan.

 

Its reminding me of Barcelona and how they win a lot of their games.

 

Dive then moan then pressure the ref by getting in his face begging for a pen.

 

Dive again or ask for handball.

 

Repeat this and the ref eventually gives in too the pressure and gives a pen.

 

Its dirty tactics and takes away the fun and any kind of sportsmanship from the game. How any player can be happy winning this way shocks me. I would much rather win honestly then be part of a team of cheats.

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Sturridge has turned into a cheating c**t since he's been there and Suarez always has been. Not a conspiracy though, as others suggested above they just get more chances.

Very true. But what do you expect? You can't jump into raw sewage without getting covered in it can you? That's what has happened to Sturridge. Joined a team with a victim mentality (both on and off the pitch) and a team who plays filthy tactics. It was bound to rub off on him. Their manager encourages it too.

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I'm not buying into any conspiracy theories, referees are just sh*t and always have been.

 

This is just Liverpools season, everything is going there way. Only positive is that they will have immense pressure for next season and I can't see them getting top 4 next season personally, this season is just a one off and that is that.

 

I will say though that Sky is just pathetic, there bias punditry is just annoying to say the least. The same goes for Wilkins also, they need more pundits that aren't going to constantly support there team, Dwight York is one of the worst pundits I've ever seen along with Jamie Redknapp. I do like Graeme Souness at times but even he is annoying when it comes to Liverpool. The best pundit on there is Gary Neville hands down, at least he isn't completely bias.

 

When Andy Carroll played for Liverpool and he elbowed David De Gea right in the face Jamie Redknapp said 'welcome to the premier league' and dismissed the clear foul and sending off. Then today Andy Carroll with force from another player behind him slaps Mingolet and Jamie Redknapp goes on about assault. I'm tired of the Sky punditry and commentators they really do need to get rid of half of them, Jamie Redknapp has to be first on the list, he is equivalent to Michael Owen as the worst pundit ever.

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What you get when you combine a club with a teflon reputation, whom most of the UK media are actively willing to win the league, mediocre refs and fast, skilful players who collapse in a heap at every opportunity.

 

I don't think it's a conspiracy. After all the ref today did allow a dubious Wet Spam goal to stand too. However, the stars are definitely aligning for them and they're getting a lot of timely breaks. What are the odds on any one team being awarded 7 penalties in 8 games? Imagine how our last 8 results would look if we'd had a penalty or two against WBA, Villa or Palace.

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Don't think it's a conspiracy, they have been unbelieveably lucky this season... The media are absolutely loving it though, especially when "it's Stevie Me's last chance to get a WELL DESERVED medal".

Their attack force is the only thing they've got going for them, apart from the dodgy penos. Any team with a solid defence (us and to a certain extent City) will prove it. Suarez might have signed a new contract but I'm positive Real Madrid, PSG or any other will knick the ratboy off them.

Can't think of any other team winning the league that would make me sicker than the dippers, even including the spuds or the arse. The sooner they fade back to mid-table obscurity the better.

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Don't think it's a conspiracy, they have been unbelieveably lucky this season... The media are absolutely loving it though, especially when "it's Stevie Me's last chance to get a WELL DESERVED medal".

Their attack force is the only thing they've got going for them, apart from the dodgy penos. Any team with a solid defence (us and to a certain extent City) will prove it. Suarez might have signed a new contract but I'm positive Real Madrid, PSG or any other will knick the ratboy off them.

Can't think of any other team winning the league that would make me sicker than the dippers, even including the spuds or the arse. The sooner they fade back to mid-table obscurity the better.

 

 

How utterly pathetic. 

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Liverpool are getting the most penalties as they are sitting and countering teams, a quick ball in behind for one of their pacey forwards and without the amount of dross defenders this league has at the moment, one of them is in one of them and defender makes a mistake.

There is always a reason behind teams being more successful in one area. Take Manchester United and late goals. This season they haven't got anywhere near as they once did. People may point to the absence of Fergie and with it the absence of Fergie Time. But a more simple and logical explanation is that United don't attack with the same purpose as they once did. Less meaningful balls are being played and teams are more confident they can keep United out.

There is always a reason.

I can't believe this conspiracy theory and the fact a few people buy into it.

The team who wins the league will deserve it. If that is Liverpool, that is Liverpool. As much as I will not be best pleased with them winning, I would have to take my hats off to them.

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It's not a conspiracy, it's just that the refs need to wise up to their game plan.

 

Its reminding me of Barcelona and how they win a lot of their games.

 

Dive then moan then pressure the ref by getting in his face begging for a pen.

 

Dive again or ask for handball.

 

Repeat this and the ref eventually gives in too the pressure and gives a pen.

 

Its dirty tactics and takes away the fun and any kind of sportsmanship from the game. How any player can be happy winning this way shocks me. I would much rather win honestly then be part of a team of cheats.

Yep, it's stupid to think it's any sort of conspiracy, but you could see even yesterday that every time Suarez had a shot blocked he would turn around to look at the ref, start shouting and waving his arms up and down, pointing to his hand and begging for a penalty.

Their entire team constantly puts pressure on the ref to award penalties and their players go looking for it whenever they get into the box.

He hasn't changed a single bit, he's still a filthy grub and his diving last week against Sunderland was equally appalling.

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