Is time wasting as bad as diving?

Kevin has been talking about time wasting vs diving for quite some time, so we asked LauraEllen to join us with some actual research so we can see where this thing goes.  Together with Mike they discuss:

  • The differences between a binary deception (claiming a throw-in that isn’t yours) and a grey area deception (kinda-sorta-diving in the box).
  • Whether we as fans actually WANT that level of deception in the game,
  • What, if anything, can and or should be done about it.

And SO much more!  There was also a decent amount of Riverhounds news that we share our thoughts on, overall it was a really packed show that we hope you enjoy!

Here are the links to some of the articles that LauraEllen references in the event you’d like to dig deeper and share your own thoughts:

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Mike Sparks

In addition to watching, coaching, and occasionally playing soccer, Mike also enjoys talking all things soccer over at the Mon Goals podcast. Go give the show a listen and let him know what you think