>>Look at it this way....if it wasnt for entertainment, football would be
>>like water polo or field hockey. The game is so big because it gives
>>the fans something special.
>As every sport does, unless you can't appreciate it.
>>If that something is gone, the game is destroyed.
>>Today's debacle wont change the face of the game, but it does remind us
>>how meaningless all the creative and exciting aspects of the sport can
>>be if you can just win by putting 10 men in your penalty box and hoping
>>for luck on the other end.
>Ok. Let's when it happens again that we can see such an "easy"
>I guess you haven't seen much soccer, have you?
from "traditional" English nonsense, most of it stems from English jealousy
over the years, and bitterness. You can hear it from their biased announcers
Italy play, they downplay Italian tactics and criticize it because they have
of their own to cheer for. It IS a negative mindset that causes that, not
the postive one that Italians are generally known for. Perhaps for this
reason, none other than
the Karmic effect the English mindset has on their soccer team. Good. Misery
loves company and they want others to share in their misery.
Then you have newbies to the sport, specifically with the Yankee mindset
that Goals is all that matters. This is why supreme sports like Soccer and
Hockey fail to make it in America, where talentless sports like Football
(American version) are popular. With American Football you have only to be
juiced up on steroids and run fast in order to win. Not a lot of skill and
talent goes into that, just hard work, which isn't bad, but it doesn't have
the same dynamics as a sport such as soccer that combines hard work, with
skill, tactics, and desire to produce some of the best (natural) athletes in
Ruis *** theories:
Date: Friday, June 16, 2000 10:22 AM
I happen to love Italian soccer.
If you like I can list all of the cheating, *** and other
questionable ethics in Italian football.
Or did you have special seminars on diving, cheating and other "fair play"
technique before the start of Euro 2000?
Yes, and your lucky that UEFA protects your ass. Otherwise Italy 1
At least, we don't cheat half as much as you do.
Sidd's love for the Azzurri:
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2000 6:24 PM
Subject: Re: Kick some butt, England!
"Romania will knock Italy out. My prediction."
"Italy can easily be beaten by Romania..."
> Are you sure, sidd?
> What are you relying on?
"He makes terrible mistakes"
been good against Turkey and Sweden.