Footballers and the meaningless old chestnut of ‘not trying’ | Marina Hyde


After Chelsea last season, Leicester City’s players are the latest to be accused of lengthy bouts of not trying, even if this concept seems a little outdated when applied to the Premier League in 2017

I don’t know if you’ve ever been stopped in the street by Scientologists – I tend merely to get legal letters from them – but they are often wielding a distinctive piece of kit. This thing is an e-meter, and they would very much like to hook you up to it. What is an e-meter? An e-meter is a Hubbard electro-psychometer, popularised (though not invented) by Scientology’s founder, L Ron Hubbard.

But what REALLY is an e-meter? Under the bonnet, the device is a ridiculously crude lie detector. Certainly it has needles and dials and whatnot. But compared with the thing you see on Jeremy Kyle, this might as well be made from Lego and horse hair.

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