[quote]ADvanced TS wrote:
Why do people find this sport exciting? A majority of the time the games end in 0-0 or 1-1 ties. There are barely ever scoring chances. Luck plays a massive role in who gets the ball when.[/quote]
When there is a goal, that makes the excitment that more intense. Opposed to watching American football when theres many many points scored over the game.
Luck also does not play a massive role in who gets the ball, wtf? Maybe with really shitty non-professional teams. Have you ever watched the Champion’s League? Or brazil/portugal /argentina games? (Those teams are the only ones who are showing top professional quality in the entire world cup at the moment)
Also, 50% of goals are scored on set pieces. Set pieces that players proceed to dive for every time they’re barely touched.[/quote]
Thats a nice statistic that you totally pulled out of your ass. The players diving is a point, and it’s something I hate.
The field is huge. So huge, in fact, that it is impossible to bring the ball from one end to the other without it switching possession or without lots of luck.[/quote]
It’s 100 yards. It’s not that big. Also, thats why passing the ball is important (to keep possession), teams that just boot it down the other end and hope for the best are of shit quality… Very good teams can accurately pass it long distances to their team mates.
Again, your usage of luck shows you barely watch football and it only relates to crappy teams.
They spend at least 3/4 of the game playing “passing triangle” in mid field.[/quote]
It’s like a chess game, you keep passing it around making moves hoping for an opportunity to open up.
With professional teams, they spend hours and hours practicing their strategies, and that is why chances rarely open up against good sides. E.g. the portugal/brazil game was 0-0 because their movement/defense/passing was rock solid.
Fucking WORLD CUP games look EXACTLY like 12 year olds playing. No different. They kick the ball across the field, it bounces around, and then it goes the other way. This continues until someone gets a lucky break and has a one on one with a goalie, or until someone falls on their butt to draw a yellow card.[/quote]
This just shows you watch with a passing interest, have your own thoughts already made up and can’t look past goals being scored.
Some teams looked like non-professional nobodies off the street (i.e - algeria, england (against algeria), north korea), but again, the teams with top professional quality that I mentioned above, noticeably show their skill.
Can someone explain this to me? How to people think this shit is exciting to watch?[/quote]
When you watch a team that you truly want to win in a big game (all the world cup games are big, thats why everyone watches it), then you will find excitement, and when your team scores, then it really is a rush.
I’m sorry football doesn’t spoil you with a constant stream of activity/points scored like american football (which could be considered more boring, because you get so used to it).
Stop calling it football, its soccer. Hence the name of the thread. Football is : huge roided up American monsters trying to kill each other.
Oooooooooooh its like a chess match you say ? I’ll stick to watching real chess instead.
Most of THE WORLD (USA does not = world) knows it as football, since you know… you use your FOOT to kick a BALL.
Foot + ball = football.
Difficult I know.