The fight to stamp diving out of football took another step at the weekend when Everton striker Oumar Niasse was banned retrospectively for an incident that resulted in him winning a penalty against Crystal Palace.
While the Niasse case was not 100% clear cut as there was some contact - even if it was minimal - with the Crystal Palace defender, the overall aim is of course noble in regards to trying to trying to discourage an ugly side of the game.
However, John Giles feels punishments should go beyond just punishing the players for simulation or diving.
"I'd be totally in favour," said John of sanctions against players for diving before touching on extending that to their club managers.
"I'll tell you, when they're really found out diving and it was really proven that they're diving, I think the manager of the team should also be penalised in some way.
"The managers of the teams over the years are mostly responsible for this. You go back years ago, when Wenger, I think it was Pires a good a few years ago with the most outrageous dive you've ever seen in your life, Wenger was asked: 'I didn't see it' or, 'We had one given against us last week' - that's what Ferguson used to say. They never answered the question, 'Did he dive there?'"
While John was not 100% sure in regards to the Niasse incident given that it wasn't completely clear cut, he feels that in cases that are obvious, something concrete should be done to stamp the practice out.
He also discussed the merits of the Ireland manager having a wider remit than just the senior side in regards to having an input with the development age grades and his own experience of a wider focus as manager in the 1970s.