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Old 07-09-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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Yeah ... but form and stuff.
This is a ridiculous thread.
yeah . . . but you really have nothing to say.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I have as much to say as you, you speak nonsense and I just didnt say anything much.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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Because they arent true athletes, when youre too slow for basketball, too scared for baseball, and too small for football there is always soccer.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Because they arent true athletes, when youre too slow for basketball, too scared for baseball, and too small for football there is always soccer.
Too slow for basketball... When did basketball become a fast sport?

Aside from playing pitcher, what part of baseball is scary? I'd say playing goalkeeper is significantly worse. You're literally throwing your body into a missile of a solid ball with NO PROTECTION other than gloves.

As for football (American football,) I highly doubt anyone playing soccer really had much desire (if at all) to play American Football. A lot of soccer players around Europe, Canada and the US played hockey if anything, as it is another sport that requires ridiculous levels of stamina. And vice-versa: lots of pro hockey players also played competitive soccer growing up.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Because they arent true athletes, when youre too slow for basketball, too scared for baseball, and too small for football there is always soccer.

Because a true athlete weights 250lbs, gets tired after 5 seconds of movement and wears tights for a living.
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:44 PM
 
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Because they arent true athletes, when youre too slow for basketball, too scared for baseball, and too small for football there is always soccer.
You need more skill than all of those combined to be a good footballer (not calling it soccer).
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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Because a true athlete weights 250lbs, gets tired after 5 seconds of movement and wears tights for a living.
The average NFL player is actually considered "obese." LOL. Regardless of muscle mass, being at a 30+ BMI puts y=one at risk of obesity-related illnesses.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:02 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Because they're frantically keeping their eye on and chasing a ball, scurrying between opposing soccer players, trying not to collide with any other soccer players and looking to move it as quickly and efficiently as possible, keeping it as close to their feet as possible, always looking to see if there's an opening for a teammate to assist and continue the course of the ball all while visually scanning for the goal while trying to determine the best open angle to kick it in either by himself or a teammate.

Sheesh, I can barely manage my purse and a cup of coffee while walking, I wouldn't dream of trying to run while being mentally and physically preoccupied with a true purpose in mind. Of course I'm not an athlete in the sense that they are...or in any sense for that matter.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:10 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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Probably slower, but if he was chasing down a ball before it goes out of bounds, he can certainly use his full acceleration and galloping technique. Or if he is a wing back, and defending, and needs to chase down a ball carrier, then he wont have the ball at his feet.
He can but he won't. Not as a soccer player, not in most situations.

He has to pace himself. Usain Bolt plays a ten-second game. Soccer players play a 5400-second (90-minute) game. That, and it's a completely different game that is directly interactive. Apples to oranges.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:03 PM
 
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Because they're frantically keeping their eye on and chasing a ball, scurrying between opposing soccer players, trying not to collide with any other soccer players and looking to move it as quickly and efficiently as possible, keeping it as close to their feet as possible, always looking to see if there's an opening for a teammate to assist and continue the course of the ball all while visually scanning for the goal while trying to determine the best open angle to kick it in either by himself or a teammate.

Sheesh, I can barely manage my purse and a cup of coffee while walking, I wouldn't dream of trying to run while being mentally and physically preoccupied with a true purpose in mind. Of course I'm not an athlete in the sense that they are...or in any sense for that matter.
American Football and rugby players do all that except bring up the ball with their feet. But again there is plenty of running without the ball in soccer too. But they have much better form when running. Rugby players like soccer have to stay out and run a lot too. (American football they get breaks)

But even with the ball at your feet, I believe there is still room for improvement. Have you seen Kylian Mbappe? He is one of the best young players. With or without ball, one arm is at his side, while the other arm is swinging sideways. You cannot possibly believe that can possibly be best form for even bringing up the ball at your feet.
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