Questions on the topic “New, unknown, unexplored things about the game of football”.
Critical, on the subject of football being more exciting, more attractive, fairer.
1) What makes football the number one sport?
2) Football is so big, so gigantic, what is there to improve?
3) Surely the fans need the hot topics of discussion every day?
4) Increasing attractiveness, excitement, justice, all well and good, empty words. Tension is guaranteed as long as a game is 0-0, 1-0, that’s what football is all about, isn’t it? The explosion of emotions when the decisive goal is scored? If you want to see a lot of goals, you can watch ice hockey, handball or basketball.
5) What and how is football supposed to be more attractive?
6) What and how should be more exciting?
7) There have always been injustices, a rule change here and a new introduction there has not changed anything, not even the 4th official or the goal judges. How are they to be eliminated? The answer is: it can’t be done. And: Football lives on it.
Curious, on the same subject:
8) More exciting? That’s what I’d like to see, but how and by what means?
9) More attractive? See 8. but how and through what?
10) Fairer? Gladly, yes, annoyances in every game. How and through what?
11) More goals? Desirable. FIFA is working on new concepts. Are there any other ideas?
Key words on how and what should be improved: Application of existing rules and rethinking of interpretation.
Again on this:
12) Surely the existing rules are being applied?
13) What else?
14) What is this interpretation supposed to be?
15) Sure, there are always critical situations, but in the end everything balances out, right? Sometimes this one is favoured, sometimes that one?
16) Please give two examples where rules are not applied.
Example 1: Where does the term “foul not worthy of a penalty kick” come from? Answer: The foul is recognised, hence the term “foul”. The addition “not worthy of a penalty kick” makes sense because a penalty kick is perceived as too harsh, since there was a foul, but a harmless one in a situation that is not dangerous for a goal.
Example 2: How much distance does the wall have to keep according to the rules and how big is it in practice? Here it can be measured directly, so no indirect proof is required. The most curious thing: When the shooter runs, the wall also runs, at least one player, sometimes from the side or from outside. This not only irritates, it makes the goal considerably less likely due to the physical presence. If you had the will that there was a real chance to score, a greater chance to score, then there would be means.
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