Looking for Clues...
- Nov 16, 2016
Access to information, social media, SKY, globalisation all have affected how we view the game. I am old enough to remember listening to the radio for results, and reading transfer news in the Sunday tabloids. Football was about players and results, the weekly dose of Shoot or Goal magazines that were miles behind with news and the love of your team. Now we analyse like professionals because we think that we are able.Not to mention goals are goals anymore, losing a game doesn't make it a loss, and we don't use feet and round balls. Heck we don't even use a keeper anymore according to some high level coach/manager.
Come on guys, the sport hasn't changed. It's the metrics which the fans are measuring the acceptable level of achievement that changes. Some people would like to see their clubs winning trophies to be labeled successful club, some don't care and still consider the club a big club. Some cared more about how much we spent, some cared more about how much we don't spend. Some cared more about the balancesheet and how much the owners gained. That's the difference.