When did football lose its soul?
>>107347601it 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
>>107347799Double dubs of wisdom
>>107347601The day after the 9th of July 2006
The moment foreign-born players were allowed to play for a richer NT.So 1934
>>107347860This.Also took away the mystique of players. Transparency kills soul.
>>107347799this, same reason why shit like christmas isn't the same as when you're a kid
>>107347799you are wrong and retardedmost people dont think>i want them backinstead, 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
>>107348625Growing up is not as terrible as people make it out. You just have to find new ways to enjoy things.
At this exact moment Zizou headbutted the soul out of footballAfter this it was boring tiki-taka until 2013 and then gegenpresssing with fast wingers
>>107347799Not saying you're wrong but supporters and fans back then had more passion than today
>>107347836international football is much better than rugby in that regard
Post WC 2006 I'd say.
After IstanbulBefore first tiki kaka
>>107348768Tiki-taka was great. I think social media and naming the stadiums after the sponsors killed football's soul.
>>107349653Tiki-taka was only fun when Spain stil fielded a striker.
When Abramovic bought Chelsea
>>107347601Somewhere late 2019
2009 CL final
>>107347601When the big money rolled in
>>107347799https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAdShef-0ag>Rumbelows League Cup>Fourth round>Midweek in December>Stands are packed>Every goal celebrated like it meant somethingIf 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.
>>107347601uninronically when we stopped winning
>>107348625I feel sorry for you, bro. Christmas should always be comfy.
football's swan song
>>107347799People 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.
>>107347601post a picture with more talentyou literally can't
>>107347601Why did football players the look so old back in the day? Nowadays they still look like kids.
>>107350382People these days only watch sports so they can use the fact that they watch that sport to help their social lives
>>107347601right around the moment where blacks began to ruin it.
>>107350437it was a man's game back thentwinks would have been crippled long before they made their debut
>>1073476012010 and the emergence of ngubus in European football
>>107347601When Abramovich bought Chelsea
>>10735043720-30 year olds back then were men.nowadays they are instagram princesses.
>>107347601When it became professional
>>107349854why 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
>>107347601Part 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)
>>107351689Part 3: when absolutely everyone (Ngubu or not) started to have tattoos, coloured boots, faggot haircuts, wrong shirt numbers, and shirts not tucked in (2010s)
>>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.
>>107351647They do, but Luis Enrique doesn't like the 9 they actually need
>>107347601WHEN THE SHOES STARTED TON HAVE FLASHY COLOURSYOU KNOW I AM RIGHTYOU CAN CLOSE THE THREAD AND STOP ASKING THIS QUESTION NOW
>>107350346Torres: Based Castilian SpaniardBusqets: Dirty socialist Scatalan dogLook. 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