Not so sure the penalties are ruining the game. Its the cheating soft a---d players who act like they've been shot at every opportunity. Watching matches on TV without the crowd noise is a real eye opener. The screams as they hit the deck are comical. Trouble is its been endemic in the game for too long to stop it. Time was if you went down (I know it sounds rude) it was a sign of weakness. Now its encouraged by Managers, pundits and fans. In fact if you don't do it you are criticised for being too honest. Oh Lordy...........I'm officially an "Old Geezer".