Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Things I don't understand about football

Maybe I'm getting soft in my old age or maybe it's because I'm a fan of a small club, but on watching the Liverpool v Luton game yesterday, a number of things struck me as odd.
A bit of background for the non-football fans out there. I'm sure there are some, despite what television, newspapers and adverts would have us believe. Anyway, Liverpool - big club. Won some trophies many years ago. Owned by some Americans and were recently reported to be up for sale for about £500m. Luton - not a big club, but punched above their weight about 20 years ago. Spent money chasing a return to the glory days and are now in serious financial strife. Selling players to pay others. About to be taken over by former tv-am host Nick Owen. They are the have-nots to the haves of Liverpool.

When leading 5-0 with moments to go against a club much smaller, why rant on at the referee about how you should have had a throw in?
Why celebrate a goal in such a mismatch as though you've just won the World Cup? This goes for players and fans alike.
With the big club leading 5-0 at the end of 90 minutes in a knockout competition, why bother adding any time for stoppages? What difference could it possibly make?

1 comment:

Gary said...

Its football.
Its for children.

You have to do it that way or they get disoriented.