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Old 08-04-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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Very good point. But you never know, a red card or an injury could change a match's momentum.

Check out these big soccer comebacks. The videos are fun to watch...
What are the greatest football comebacks, where one team came back from a 3 goal difference (or more than 3 goals) and was able to draw or win within the same match (not over the course of home and away matches)? : soccer
Don't you love google and the internet? Of course you can find anything you want by searching the internet these days, but comebacks in soccer between 2 major rivals is just so rare, especially in a WC. Some people's life depend on publishing articles like that. Thanks for finding it anyway.
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Very good point. But you never know, a red card or an injury could change a match's momentum.

Check out these big soccer comebacks. The videos are fun to watch...
[url=http://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/1ogf6c/what_are_the_greatest_football_comebacks_where/]What are the greatest football comebacks, where one team came back from a 3 goal difference (or more than 3 goals) and was able to draw or win within the same match (not over the course of home and away matches)? : soccer[/url]
A few times it has happened.. but yes it is very rare indeed
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:32 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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You know, there is SOME creativity involved when playing football.

It's not like the coaches just call a play and, like robots, the players will execute said play as expected. There's a lot of on the fly thinking there as well.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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You know, there is SOME creativity involved when playing football.

It's not like the coaches just call a play and, like robots, the players will execute said play as expected. There's a lot of on the fly thinking there as well.
There is, but in my opinion it is no match to our football... the tactics are totally different IMO
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:37 PM
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There is, but in my opinion it is no match to our football... the tactics are totally different IMO
And I'm glad you said it's just your opinion .

Both sports require you to make plays to reach goal and there are several times when you have to make adjustments.

When a Quarterback throws the ball to a receiver and there's a 250 pound country-fed monster in his face, about to him him as hard as he can, that ball has to come out as quick and precise as possible. At the same time, that receiver has to make sure he catches the ball and when there's one, two, maybe even three guys around him with hands in his face, he has to have the focus and control to catch the ball. Sometimes they have to catch it with ONE hand, which isn't the easiest thing in the world to do, especially on the highest level of competition.

Yes, the tactics are totally different, but to say that it's "no match to our football" makes little sense to me. They're different sports, not different levels of the same sport.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:21 AM
 
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When a Quarterback throws the ball to a receiver and there's a 250 pound country-fed monster in his face, about to hit him as hard as he can
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At the same time, that receiver has to make sure he catches the ball and when there's one, two, maybe even three guys around him with hands in his face
This is exactly why I could never make me enjoy American football. Too much brutality, too little talent and skills to my taste. When you grow up watching people like Zico, Socrates, Maradona, Platini, Matthaus, Baresi, etc playing soccer, you get a condition, you know, it's hard to appreciate anything else, especially American football.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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This is exactly why I could never make me enjoy American football. Too much brutality, too little talent and skills to my taste. When you grow up watching people like Zico, Socrates, Maradona, Platini, Matthaus, Baresi, etc playing soccer, you get a condition, you know, it's hard to appreciate anything else, especially American football.
Yeah football used to be like that before the 60's.. where referees allowed harsh fouling.. IMO strength is not really a skill.. anybody can beast up at the gym, not everyone can learn or possess the technical skills required for football
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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Yeah my dad used to talk about shouldering keepers into the goal back in the day. He thought keepers of my day where wussies, I imagine he barely rates keepers these days lol
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:38 AM
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This is exactly why I could never make me enjoy American football. Too much brutality, too little talent and skills to my taste. When you grow up watching people like Zico, Socrates, Maradona, Platini, Matthaus, Baresi, etc playing soccer, you get a condition, you know, it's hard to appreciate anything else, especially American football.
Too little talent and skills.... seriously? And it's a contact sport, what do you expect?

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Yeah football used to be like that before the 60's.. where referees allowed harsh fouling.. IMO strength is not really a skill.. anybody can beast up at the gym, not everyone can learn or possess the technical skills required for football
It's more than just "beasting up at the gym", you have to be strong AND flexible AND fast (or at the very least, quick) AND have a top sense of awareness to play. It takes a lot more than just putting on a helmet and pads and walking on the field to be a decent football player, let alone good.


All this shows is that there's just as much generalizing of our football from fans of other sports as well.
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:43 AM
 
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Too little talent and skills.... seriously? And it's a contact sport, what do you expect?.
Exactly, a contact sport, not much else.
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