Jump to content

The Ballack Scale


munichblue

Recommended Posts

Could someone explain me what the "Ballack Scale" is or where it derived from? Maybe Ballack looks lazy sometimes but he isn't a diver or famous for cheating.

From the Telegraph

Last weekend, when Arsenal beat Everton handsomely at Goodison Park, Fabregas fell over after being touched by Mikel Arteta in a manner that suggested his life was at stake. For one so gifted it was a shabby piece of deception, registering about eight on the 'Ballack Scale'.

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtm...C-mostviewedbox

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I shouldn’t delve too deeply into anything Michael Henderson writes about football, Munichblue, because he is (was) the Telegraph’s cricket correspondent. Due to an excess of pomposity, clear for all to see in self indulgent coverage of that sport, he became a bit of a laughing stock as far as the players were concerned, let alone his readers. Nowadays he pops up occasionally whenever Arsenal get a bad press and gives them some thinly veiled support by slagging off another team, usually Chelsea, with what he thinks are clever comparisons. Wouldn’t give the likes of us the time of day, but no doubt ends his conversations with his elite friends by a doff of his hat and a jaunty ‘Toodle-pip‘.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...
Please Sign In or Sign Up

Well, this is awkward!

Happy Tech GIF by Atlassian

The Shed End Forum relies on revenue to pay for hosting and upgrades. While we try to keep adverts as unobtrusive as possible without pop ups, we need to run ad's to make sure we can stay online and continue to keep the forum up, as over the years costs have become very high.

Could you please allow adverts on this domain by switching it off. Some of the advert banners can actually be closed to avoid interferance of your experience on The Shed End.

Cheers now!

Sure, let me in!