Tony Pulis can call Luis Suarez an embarrassment for diving all he wants, but his Stoke City team finished dead last in the Premier League Fair Play table last year. It smacks of hypocrisy to complain about one rule being broken whilst lauding your players for "playing hard" beyond the rules.
Racist abuse on the pitch is racist abuse in real life. Racist abuse to one man is racist abuse for public consumption. If you make it easy for someone who shows no regret, don't be surprised when he does it again, and don't be surprised if people hold you partly responsible for enabling it. Suarez is a proud man, and it's worth remembering in everything that is written about him what exactly he is proud of.
There are a number of ways to solve the problem of diving and play-acting, but they all come with their own problems. In Chico Flores' case, there is no doubt that he warrants a suspension, otherwise what's to stop him doing it in every game?
The votes are in and six finalists have emerged for January's FTBpro PFA Fan Player of the Month award. Luis Suarez, Santi Cazorla, Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure, Yohan Cabaye and Emmanuel Adebayor are the first six finalists of the New Year after some impressive performances in the Premier League.
France's equivalent of our Supreme Court banned the French comedian, Dieudonne, from performing his roadshow in Nantes on the grounds that it represented a "serious risk" to French "values and principles, notably human dignity". This begs a big question about what the FA is doing about Nicolas Anelka...
Football is an increasingly monetised sport and is evolving almost season upon season. However, it seems that these advancements in the modern game come to a stop when it gets to refereeing and disciplinary measures.
Let me say once and for all that until we tackle the issue of racism in mainstream society, we cannot get rid of it in any other part of society - of which football is but one of many... Until we see all black people in the same way as we see our black partners, friends, this unconscious racism will continue. There are degrees of racism, and we convince ourselves we have no tendencies, because we would never do or say what John Terry said, or Luis Suarez, or CSKA Moscow, but the majority are (me included) somewhere in between that and Mother Teresa, but we have to acknowledge and accept it.
It would be foolish of me to try and predict the final top six with so long left in the season, but so far it seems that we are in for one of the most open and competitive Premier League seasons for years.
And so the curtain has closed on another transfer deadline day. The highs, the lows, the nail-biting drama, the tens of millions of pounds spent by clubs in just a few short hours - it's everything that's wrong with top-level football.
I might as well be honest with you right from the start: this article will contradict itself. It will set off by being one thing but in the end will turn out to be something else, in many ways similar to a Premier League season.
The three most talented players in the Premier League could all be about to jump ship. Showered with awards and internationally recognised, Wayne Rooney, Gareth Bale and Luis Suárez have lit up the Premier League but their possible transfers could take the shine off English football.
Being a filmmaker scars you. For instance I'm unable to hear the name Bale without thinking Christian, which made the announcement of PFA Player Of The Year quite a surprise. No wonder Spurs have done well this season, they're able to call on the talents of actual Batman.
Thing is, when Luis Suarez decided to bite Branislav Ivanovic, he wasn't exactly on my list of favourite footballers. Even before his impression of a petulant toddler that hasn't been allowed a biscuit, he was already a deplorable human being.
If Suarez doesn't win the award, as seems likely, it is because he is a villain of Iago-esque proportions, the bête noire of the Premier League. He's not just the player who everyone loves to hate, he genuinely is hated.
Whatever your opinion of Liverpool, the Premiership is less entertaining when one of its most famous clubs is floundering in mid-table. However, it remains hard to determine which direction the Reds are headed, they are an amalgam of 'ifs, buts, and maybes', with a worrying lack of definitive answers.
As the Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association, Carlisle talks with a mix of glowing pride and frustration. Pride at the unrelenting work which the PFA is doing, and frustration at the lack of recognition that it can sometimes receive. The PFA does, after all, have an awful lot to be proud of.