Friday, 11 June 2010

It's Bending time

Looks like the World Cup could degenerate into a farce according to detailed reports on the new (British invented) football.
FIFA have tampered with the game to try to make it yet an even more popular game, catering for the armchair supporters who cannnot hold any concentration for more than 5 minutes without a high scoring game. A rivetting low scoring game with umpteen goalmouth incidents is not for your average US hamburger gobling, chattering baseball fan.
Seems like the new ball is even more like a beachball and will bend at the slightest provocation.
Pros have taken intended curling free kicks and the ball has started out as planned and then without any reason curled back the following way leaving keepers totally bemused.
Apart from this, the main critism is that it seems to have the taken yet more skill out of the game.
Back in the 60's it was Ferenc Puskas who first curled (the old fashioned) ball, that no one else could. With successive introductions of lighter and more plastic based balls anyone has been able to curl a ball, though some better then others. One wonders what Puskas would have been able to do?
As far as I am aware there is no plan to introduce it into the English game; if they do will we ever find a forward to get in on target?!

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