Tyrone Shoelaces Posted June 11, 2009 Share Posted June 11, 2009 I watched the womens European cup final at Ewood Park between Germany and Norway and that game was similar to how football used to be played. Obviously the men were a lot rougher but that game was slower, plenty of skill, no spitting, no diving, no arguing with the ref, no surrounding the ref etc. In the 50s and 60s full backs were a lot slower. There were more cloggers in a team who could be easily beaten by a twinkletoes. Nowadays a team is full of superb athletes and three of them don't play for 90 minutes. A truly gifted player now isn't allowed to show his skills. He is conveniently man handled off the ball. A player like Ronaldo would have been unstoppable and opposition players would have applauded him on occasion. Finally, don't denounce today's football as crap. Look at Barcelona; Arsenal a couple of seasons ago; the complete teamwork of Manchester United. Appreciate what you can see in the present. I didn't really appreciate Matt Jansen enough until now that he has gone. I agree with you about the Barca's , Arsenal and even the Red Rats. They play sublime football at times. However there's a hell of a lot of very dull teams playing dull football in the Prem at the moment. Apart from the top four how many teams come to Rovers and set out to try and win the game. In those days every team came to Ewood and tried to win, they might have got battered but they set out to win the game. There was no parking of the bus in front of the goals by the away team like you see most of the time now. Not all the full backs were poor, try telling that to anybody who saw Keith Newton play. He's still the best full back we've had in my life time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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