Years ago a mate of mine that used to go to footie with us said this; "why do teams like Notts county bother going to Anfield"? "They have no intention of making a game of it, so why not just give them (Liverpool) the three points, four goals, and stop wasting their time, their fans time and Liverpools energy (he was a big fan of Liverpools 70's & 80's sides)"? This isn't an attack on Liverpool or Man Utd whom this, as Britains two biggest clubs this primairly applies to, or to Arsenal, Spurs, and in recent years increasingly, Chelsea, who it also happens to, either. It's a criticism of managers and teams who have no guts for a fight when it counts! In a time when football entrance fees are at an all time high, when travelling to games costs a bomb, and when the football is often bad enough anyway, it's time penalties were handed out to teams like Newcastle, Charlton, Villa, etc who lay down and die, against the above, before a ball is even kicked. Although (in recent years) I've seen teams do this too often at Highbury, it annoy's me no less than it did back then.