Originally Posted by borace
I'm I the only person to think that soccer is a total bore, what's so interesting watching 22 vastly overpaid knuckleheads kicking a bag of wind around a field? Why is it that english football supporters are such moronic thugs compared to rugby or cricket fans. Is this mainly a UK phenomenen, I don't see American football fans behaving in such a low manner.
To address your first point,I think if you stripped any sport down to its base level it would seem pointless.American Football=Rugby but we don't wear padding and helmets.Baseball=Rounders,a womans game.Basketball=Netball,a womans game.
Billions of people can't be wrong about football,maybe its just because the mighty US of A are shit at it.
I mean this will be a WORLD cup with teams from Africa,Asia,Europe,South America,Australia,North America...unlike the WORLD series baseball which has teams from which countries?
Football hooliganism is a Europe wide problem with the English domestic game having one of the best records.In Eastern Europe,Italy and Holland they have much much domestic violence.
I admit it can be embarrassing when 100,000 England fans travel to Germany to support their team and maybe a few hundred idiots could spoil it.
Maybe they should join the US army and take their aggression out on innocent Iraqi children!