So I’ve just watched the above and I’m somewhat lost in my thinking.
Footy was always a simple game when I was younger.
The whole idea is to get the ball in the net more times than the opposition, is what I was taught as a 4 year old.
It’s a simple aim, isn’t it?
And the most successful attacking side wins. Easy peasy.
So why did I feel that I was watching a totally alien game this evening?
It’s probably to do with teams trying to constantly attack and win the bloody game, I reckon.
Just as you’re supposed to do.
I’ll bet I’m not alone in wondering why some teams feel the need to constantly pass the ball sideways and backwards.
Indeed, it’s no wonder I’ve got very little hair left, after watching the Villa over the last few years.
But it seems it’s endemic in our domestic game and is probably why I don’t think England have a hope in hell of winning the World Cup.
The English game, while it has plenty of blood and guts, is nowhere near dynamic enough in it’s play.
And if you asked me who our best shot at England manager would be to actually win a tournament, there is only one in our game.
He plays the game as it should be played.
Attacking, with a smile on his face, even if he loses.
He’s an FA groomed puppet. A total non-achiever and the perfect example of why England don’t have a prayer of achieving anything in this tournament.
To be honest, I wonder why I watch British footy at all.
Oh, er, I don’t, unless it’s the Villa.
To be honest, it bores me witless.
Because we’ve forgotten what the game is about; which is winning, as opposed to not losing.