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When did football lose its soul?
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>>107347601
Bosman
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>>107347601
1992
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>>107347601
it didn'tm those players played at a time when you were an impressionable child so you look at it more fondly. there are people older than you who look at that period as soulless and there are people younger you who will reminisce about the current period as being soulful. ultimately you need to grow up
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>>107347799
Double dubs of wisdom
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>>107347601
The day after the 9th of July 2006
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The moment foreign-born players were allowed to play for a richer NT.

So 1934
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>>107347601
Ngubus.
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Social media
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>>107347860
This.

Also took away the mystique of players. Transparency kills soul.
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>>107347799
this, same reason why shit like christmas isn't the same as when you're a kid
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>>107347799
you are wrong and retarded
most people dont think
>i want them back
instead, they think
>wow, the current stars are objectively dogshit compared to star players from the past. i wish we could have the same level of individual talent instead of pacey wingerson all positions
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>>107348625
Growing up is not as terrible as people make it out. You just have to find new ways to enjoy things.
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At this exact moment
Zizou headbutted the soul out of football

After this it was boring tiki-taka until 2013 and then gegenpresssing with fast wingers
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>>107347799
Not saying you're wrong but supporters and fans back then had more passion than today
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>>107347836
international football is much better than rugby in that regard
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Post WC 2006 I'd say.
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After Istanbul
Before first tiki kaka
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>>107348768
Tiki-taka was great. I think social media and naming the stadiums after the sponsors killed football's soul.
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>>107349653
Tiki-taka was only fun when Spain stil fielded a striker.
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When Abramovic bought Chelsea
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>>107347601
Somewhere late 2019
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2009 CL final
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>>107347601
When the big money rolled in
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>>107347799
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAdShef-0ag

>Rumbelows League Cup
>Fourth round
>Midweek in December
>Stands are packed
>Every goal celebrated like it meant something

If you think that there is currently anything resembling this type of passion across the game then you are deluded.

This is not a fatuous case of "muh things were better in the past". This is a demonstrable fact.
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>>107347601
uninronically when we stopped winning
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>>107350151
>Zimbabwean goalkeeping
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>>107348625
I feel sorry for you, bro. Christmas should always be comfy.
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football's swan song
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>>107347799
People these days don't watch sports and they will not reminisce about anything. That, and things have obviously less soul now, the young ones just don't know any better.
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>>107347860
Definitely this
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>>107347601
post a picture with more talent
you literally can't
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>>107347601
Why did football players the look so old back in the day? Nowadays they still look like kids.
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>>107350382
People these days only watch sports so they can use the fact that they watch that sport to help their social lives
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>>107347601
right around the moment where blacks began to ruin it.
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>>107350437
it was a man's game back then
twinks would have been crippled long before they made their debut
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>>107347601
2010 and the emergence of ngubus in European football
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>>107347601
When Abramovich bought Chelsea
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>>107350437
20-30 year olds back then were men.
nowadays they are instagram princesses.
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>>107347601
When it became professional
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>>107349854
why don't they have a single notable number 9 right now besides shitty ass morata? their squad is pretty great at most other positions if they had some strikers, this has been an issue for well over 5 years too because costa was shit for them before he even turned to shit
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>>107347601
Part 1: when you could field up to 11 foreigners per team (second half of the 90s)
Part 2: when the few remaining domestic players in your team were all Ngubus (mid-00s)
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>>107351689
Part 3: when absolutely everyone (Ngubu or not) started to have tattoos, coloured boots, faggot haircuts, wrong shirt numbers, and shirts not tucked in (2010s)
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>>107348646
>wow, the current stars are objectively dogshit compared to star players from the past.
not true though is it.
you just don't idolise merely good players like Shevchenko any more.
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>>107351647
They do, but Luis Enrique doesn't like the 9 they actually need
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>>107347601
WHEN THE SHOES STARTED TON HAVE FLASHY COLOURS

YOU KNOW I AM RIGHT

YOU CAN CLOSE THE THREAD AND STOP ASKING THIS QUESTION NOW
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>>107350346
Torres: Based Castilian Spaniard

Busqets: Dirty socialist Scatalan dog

Look. Just look at that disgusting animal keel over and squirm while a literal Spanish god slides in proud victory at the heart of the disgusting socialist shithole known as Uefalona. Yeah that's right, Uefalona. Their corruption runs to the top of the most hated orginization in not only football, but the world. Game after game the white Christian god fearing Spaniard stands tall against his defeated enemy. On all fours like a woman getting fucked in the ass, Busqets falls down humiliated in his own backyard. This is a moment that will forever be in /sp/ history. TORRES TORRES TORRES
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>>107353633
holy based



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