The Problem With Soccer

As you all know I have a very keen interest in soccer, I have been playing since I was about 4-5 and since than it has been a part of my life almost every day. If I am not playing soccer myself I am most likely watching it or reading about it.

As all sports around the world soccer is ever changing, the style of play changes, as does the type of player that is most effective. Sometimes we see new rules or new interpretations be implemented into to referees rule book, and we always see new shoes as well as a change in the shirt size. Thinking about Uruguay with that last point, they did not want to use too much fabric.

Personally, the way I play have changes a lot over time, even the position I have. But one thing has not changed, I never dive or waste time by faking an injury. Because during the world cup, one of the things that has bugged me the most is just that, diving and time wasting.

I believe that a player, who manages to fool the referee with a dive, should be banned two games. Obviously, we cannot expect the referee to see everything on the field, and especially dives that are executed perfectly. Let us be honest, some players are real gifted at the pretending. However, if the replays show that a player really dove there should be a committee that punishes that player.

The thing about diving or faking the pain level is that reefs sometimes do not blow the whistle or hand out a yellow card unless a player do dive or pretend to be hurt.

The second thing is a player who fakes an injury to waste time. Something that I personally think most of the south American teams are doing are experts at, surely players from the other continents do it as well, but not as much as the South American teams. That statement could off course be wrong, as I do not have any official stats to support it. But after watching all except five world cup games, that is what I have concluded. However, I absolutely hate to see players that so obviously are wasting time by pretending to be hurt. It just shows a lack of respect for the game, and I wish players would stop that madness. Sometimes it feels as if the last fifteen minutes of a game consists of two minutes playing time and 13 minutes of faking injuries.

All big issues within soccer, and there are no easy solution for any of these problems, at least I do not have them. What do you think should be done?

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Burn It On

This mornings practise was pretty chill, not to hard even though we run quit a lot. Feels like the whole team is in better shape than last year. With a few exceptions maybe.

I just found out that my hopes of founding what I already had written is none existing, therefore I just wrote something new. I would have much rather taken a nap, but you cannot get everything here in life.

Only two classes today, so it is going to be pretty chill.

 

Just a quick note to people, you cannot text or call me for a couple of days, due to some money issues I could not pay my phone bill and therefore it is not working at the moment. I am not just rude and not answering any texts, I do not even recieve them! Kind of nice to be without a phone though, feels like 4 grade all over again;)

///Sebastian

 

 

We Can Dance Until We Die

Finally back in the room after a long day, or was it really that long? It feels like I just spent it doing stuff that did not really make sense to be honest. Some of it made lots of sense but mostly not at all. For example, one of my classes got cancelled due to the teacher having a conference in Chicago. Good little soccer player as I wanted to be I decided to walk down to the valley to do some extra practise, slow walker as I am it took me almost ten minutes. Sadly enough when I finally got there my card into the locker room did not work, as no one was around I had to walk all the way back. Probably one of the most stupid walks in my life, finally a moment where I took a so called walk of shame!!!

But who cares right, but as Thursday is smoothie night at Straz I was planning on eating there. But no no no, the stupid fire alarm decided to go off, and no one was allowed in. Who has a fire alarm practise during smoothie night ?? Such a bad choice.

And when I got back here I decided to take a look at my assignment which is due tomorrow, it is not a big assignment only 250 words, but still some work put into it. Sadly enough it had decided to disappear from my computer, and I am asking myself the question did it disappear because I did not click on the remove safety thing?? First time ever, if that would be true. And since I am not the kind of guy who even likes to do assignments once, I decided to put my hope in that it could be saved on the computer in the locker room. If I am wrong I guess I would have to swallow my pride and do it tomorrow before class!!

But let’s not be to negative, I did do some good stuff today as well. Met with my tutor and he helped me with some last problems I had with my paper. I hope for an A on it, I feel like I brought up some deep stuff!

Also some lifting a classes, bla bla, Axel wants to eat, and we feel like leaving Adam and his girlfriend alone in the room for some time, ( if you know what I am talking about).

Last remark however, tomorrow at 7 a.m. we are competing with the lacrosse team in hill running, I am very confident in our ability to crush them, but needs to be done as well!

///Sebastian