Soccer vs Hockey. Majority of sports can be reduced to three basic elements; players’ physique, tactics and technique. In an exceedingly simplified form, this would be body, mind and skill. Soccer fits perfectly in the middle of this triangle and this would seemingly make it a more complete sport than Hockey, in terms of the basic elements.
Would you say no if Man United wanted to pay you 5Mio per year? South America Football first came to South America in the 19th century through the port of Buenos Aires, Argentina , where European sailors played the game.
The only two players who go beyond the back four as runners to get the ball in their stride are Rashford and Lindgard.Football vs Rugby
Man United needs diversity up front. Rashford is a real striker. Lindgard is a runner. Misses many guild-edged chances. Memphis is an artist. He needs to be the key player in the team. I do agree, that Memphis might still end up a fluke I doubt it, he is sooo talented but there is the same chance that after one disappointing season he will flourish under another coach, with another group of players around him or at another club.
For every Drenthe, there is a Bergkamp. For every Daniel de Ridder, there is a Huntelaar.
And for every Tiju, there is a Jan…. Is he a moron? What do we pay him for??? For crying out loud. Because if it takes 10 years to reach the world top again, he has clearly not done his job in the last years.
And the plan they presented makes me cringe. And so it goes on. Bloody Louis van Gaal demonstrated that with the right tactics and a bit of luck, you can finish 3rd in the world!
This man has no clue. He would be an awesome technical director. Talking about leadership and vision. We missed out on the Euros not because we have a bad team.
Quality is not an excuse. Sure, France is the tits but Sweden? Football is what you do on the pitch. Our philosophy should be to use our core skills tactical smarts and technical skills to play the sort of football that will enterain the fans and win games.
The way Barca, Bayern and Arsenal play, with other words. That should be the standard. However, when you play an opponent which is stronger and has more of the same skills than we do Spain?
I believe you determine your actual system on the players you have. The quality you have. The players at hand determine the system, eventually. More on this topic once the qualifications start. The fact that Ajax, PSV and Feyenoord are playing with teams 5 years younger on average than 10 years ago, says a lot.
But we keep on developing talent. The competition is too hard. The other countries make more money and spend more money. Players are offered sensational deals at 20 instead of 24 as in the times of Bergkamp and Jonk. Would you say no if Man United wanted to pay you 5Mio per year?
Compared to k at PSV? Heck, look at Belgium!
Erik ten Hag, like Pep, demands the presence of his players all day. Like a 9 to 5 job. Spending time together, for video analysis, physiological work, tactical team talks, individual training, nutrition guidance etc. Louis van Gaal, despite being of the old guard, has adapted his work methods as well.
Potentially a good step forward.The Soccer and American Football Differences
The National Cup is a big trophy. Holland only has two prizes that can be won, so the Cup definitely counts. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the midth century: People in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use "football" for the formal name.
An episkyros player on an ancient stone carving at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
It was remarkably similar to modern football, though similarities to rugby occurred. Phaininda, episkyros and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby footballwrestling and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD.
They were not universally adopted. During the s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football.
Some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Clubformed by former public school pupils in which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in The Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which eventually produced the first comprehensive set of rules.
At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheathwithdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under the charge of Ebenezer Cobb Morleywent on to ratify the original thirteen laws of the game.
The Sheffield FA played by its own rules until the s with the FA absorbing some of its rules until there was little difference between the games. Alcock and has been contested by English teams since The first official international football match also took place inbetween Scotland and England in Glasgowagain at the instigation of C.
England is also home to the world's first football leaguewhich was founded in Birmingham in by Aston Villa director William McGregor. FIFAthe international football body, was formed in Paris in and declared that they would adhere to Laws of the Game of the Football Association.Watching the boys develop in their football, and more importantly as fine young men, has been a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. Players, equipment, and officials See also:
The board consists of four representatives from FIFA and one representative from each of the four British associations. Millions of people regularly go to football stadiums to follow their favourite teams,  while billions more watch the game on television or on the internet.
According to a survey conducted by FIFA published inover million people from more than countries regularly play football. Kapuscinski says that Europeans who are polite, modest, or humble fall easily into rage when playing or watching football games. An annual competition in Mid-Lothian, Scotland during the s is reported, too.
In England, the first recorded game of football between women took place in It was named the British Ladies' Football Club. Nettie Honeyball is quoted, "I founded the association late last year , with the fixed resolve of proving to the world that women are not the 'ornamental and useless' creatures men have pictured.
I must confess, my convictions on all matters where the sexes difference between soccer and football so widely divided are all on the side of emancipationand I look forward to the time when ladies may sit in Parliament and have a voice in the direction of affairs, especially those which concern them most.
However, the women's game was frowned upon by the British football associations, and continued without their support. It has been suggested that this was motivated by a perceived threat to the 'masculinity' of the game. The team played in the first women's international matches inagainst a team from ParisFrance, in April, and also made up most of the England team against a Scottish Ladies XI inand winning Women's football has faced many struggles.
It had a "golden age" in the United Kingdom in the early s when crowds reached 50, at some matches;  this was stopped on 5 December when England's Football Association voted to ban the game from grounds used by its member clubs. Gameplay A goalkeeper saving a close-range shot from inside the penalty area Association football is played in accordance with a set of rules known as the Laws of the Game.
Two teams of eleven players each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal between the posts and under the barthereby scoring a goal. The team that has scored more goals at the end of the game is the winner; if both teams have scored an equal number of goals then the game is a draw.
Each team is led by a captain who has only one official responsibility as mandated by the Laws of the Game: Although players usually use their feet to move the ball around they may use any part of their body notably, "heading" with the forehead  other than their hands or arms.
Opposing players may try to regain control of the ball by intercepting a pass or through tackling the opponent in possession of the ball; however, physical contact between opponents is restricted.Football is the generally accepted name across the world for the game that is known in America as “soccer”. Other parts of the world, such as Australia, also use the word “soccer” to distinguish other sports such as rugby and Australian rules football from soccer.
Football is generally a free-flowing game, with play stopping only when the ball has left the field of play or when play is stopped by the referee for an infringement of the rules.
After a stoppage, play recommences with a specified restart. For example, the —06 season of the English Premier League produced an average of 2. Broadly, these include three main categories: Players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, to distinguish them from the goalkeeper.
These positions are further subdivided according to the area of the field in which the player spends most time. For example, there are central defenders, and left and right midfielders.
The ten outfield players may be arranged in any combination. The number of players in each position determines the style of the team's play; more forwards and fewer defenders creates a more aggressive and offensive-minded game, while the reverse creates a slower, more defensive style of play.
While players typically spend most of the game in a specific position, there are few restrictions on player movement, and players can switch positions at any time. Defining the team's formation and tactics is usually the prerogative of the team's manager.
Laws of the Game association football There are 17 laws in the official Laws of the Game, each containing a collection of stipulation and guidelines. The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although certain modifications for groups such as juniors, seniors, women and people with physical disabilities are permitted.
The laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game. Players, equipment, and officials See also: Association football positionsFormation association footballand Kit association football The referee officiates in a football match Each team consists of a maximum of eleven players excluding substitutesone of whom must be the goalkeeper.
Competition rules may state a minimum number of players required to constitute a team, which is usually seven. Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
Though there are a variety of positions in which the outfield non-goalkeeper players are strategically placed by a coach, these positions are not defined or required by the Laws. An athletic supporter and protective cup is highly recommended for male players by medical experts and professionals.
The goalkeeper must wear clothing that is easily distinguishable from that worn by the other players and the match officials. The maximum number of substitutions permitted in most competitive international and domestic league games is three in ninety minutes with each team being allowed one more if the game should go into extra-time, though the permitted number may vary in other competitions or in friendly matches.