Ashley Young (him of the webcam fame) and Andy Carroll (him of the idiotic ponytail fame) have both been accused of cheating in recent weeks. Both clearly dived aiming to be awarded penalties - Ashley got the penalty, Andy got a yellow card for being a twat. The sad part was that Andy insisted he was tripped, yet there was no-one touching him!
This play acting has to be dealt with seriously. On the continent it's often accepted and tollerated - and that has ruined many games. For me, watching diving players, especially in Italy and Spain shows them to be cheats and I have no respect for them.
In addition to the players being idiots, this season there seems to be a greater number of referee decisions that are not just poor, but really stupidly wrong. Take the "goal" for Chelsea at the weekend in the FA Cup semi-final. It was nowhere near across the line, but the ref' awarded a goal. Stevie Wonder would have made a better decision. The England "goal" in the World Cup that was 3 feet inside the goal and wasn't awarded! The odd off-side decision that is slightly wrong is almost acceptable, but missing goals is just not on. Technology is the answer and it's way overdue.
This is how close the goalkeeper got to Andy Carroll...