Soccer-rant

This is a very controversial post and I have energy for the controversy. I hope you do too. Football lovers, can you just explain to me what’s so interesting about the game? I mean, yes, I love sports, but football? How can a game not have rules to play by? As in a playing formula I mean!
I remember one time my cousins made me sit through a football match. I almost had high blood pressure. The team I supported was losing. And they had been winning for over 80minutes o, then suddenly goals just started flying left, right and centre. Hian! What do I do now? Support them in spite of their loss? Why does the game have to last for so long sef? A whoopping 90minutes! Who has that kind of time? Why can’t they just end the game in about 30minutes? Don’t they pity the players? How do they think the players can run round the field like that and expect optimal performance all round? Abi is it about the penalty shootout out when there’s a tie? Isn’t that the height of injustice? Why can’t they just declare both team winners? How do they expect those goalkeepers to still be at the top of their game with that kind of pressure? Who made these rules sef?
Have you seen their fan base? You’ll be amazed. They’ll even quarrel and fight over the clubs they support. Why all that energy please? There’s nowhere they argue football quietly. I have never seen. There’s always raised voices…and raised insults too. Very violent people! Yet, the players don’t even know them. This minute they’re playing for this team, next minute they’ve been sold out to another. The question is, why would I want to sell something that’s of great importance to me off like that?
Oh, don’t even get me started on the viewing centres. They say they must watch it in crowded places with intensive body odour. Or how else will you explain to me the fact that someone can watch the same match in the comfort of his home but will rather go to a place packed with overly enthusiastic oozing testosterone? Biko someone should explain the morale behind it to me in simple English.
I’m a sports lover, yes. But the game of soccer beats me!

13 thoughts on “Soccer-rant

  • August 12, 2019 at 4:07 pm
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    I can’t really explain it, but I watch it for the thrills.

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    • August 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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      • August 12, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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        Thank you iceberg, am honored

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        • August 12, 2019 at 9:59 pm
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          Thank you ICEBLOG, I appreciate

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          • August 13, 2019 at 7:52 pm
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            You’re welcome David.

  • August 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Say no more on this… I really find this topic interesting, I can recall once my cousin gave me a hot slap just because I was asking him questions duriea football match and even expected me to apologize for the disrupting his game ontop the hot slap wen ah chop o… I love sport o, but you see football ⚽? Nna forget am even if u lecture me on it, still doesn’t make sense and I dunno y pple are so drawn to it. I mean my bf dat year won’t even talk to u if his club lost the match and you dare not speak ill of his club o… Kos u will end up being the one to apologize. #lol#

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    • August 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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      I can imagine. Even me don’t understand the attachment o. Like what is going on here abeg? It’s just a club na. No be me cause their failure. Mscheewww

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  • August 12, 2019 at 8:30 pm
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    “Frank Lampard warns more harsh lessons ahead of work in progress Chelsea” I wonder how our Chelsea fans will feel like seeing another lost again ….. Hmmm. I love good soccer, but just a neutral fan to be on a safe side.

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    • August 12, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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      A neutral fan. Now that’s a rarity. Meanwhile, the first part of your comment, Is that Swahili?

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  • August 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    It’s the fact that football doesn’t have a formula and it is unpredictable that makes it interesting for me. I love things that I can’t predict the end. Even movies, I prefer suspense. Relationships too. If I can predict the end of a thing from the beginning, that thing becomes boring to me and I will lose interest.

    For me, I love football because no one can be so sure of the team that will win until the match is over. That’s the thrill.

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    • August 12, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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      I love the thrill of not knowing the end from the beginning. But the fact that it has no formula is the killer for me. Just like maths and gmats. I love everything maths but gmats has no formula as far as I’m concerned. It’s just your ability to reason like your examiner. Finish. Me I don’t like reasoning like someone else. You get my analogy, don’t you?

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  • August 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm
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    Am lost, i don’t like the game, i don’t understand it and above all i don’t even care sha

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    • August 16, 2019 at 11:23 am
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      That makes the two of us my dear

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