Blackburn boss hits back in tackling debate

Fulham ace Danny Murphy has accused Blackburn, Wolves and Stoke of being too aggressive in their tackling.

“When you get one not-so-good tackle it is highlighted so much,” Allardyce told The Mirror.

“You can get four different angles and slow it down which makes it look that much worse.

“If there are fewer of them we highlight them more and there is a little bit more outrage.

“The collision speed means the impact is that much greater, not so much the impact on the injury but the look of the tackle looks so much more volatile than it is.

“I don’t agree with what most people are saying, players are well behaved and make life good for the referee in the majority of times.

“I think it is over the top to say it needs to be stamped out. There are far fewer incidents than five or six years ago in the Premier League.”