Things I love about football: The strategies and counter strategies that are employed to win a game. It is rarely individual performances that win your team the game. It truly is a team sport and when you are watching, you are part of that team.Things I hate about football: The way that the AFL thinks that as soon as there is a new strategy that it is going to ruin the game and tries to make a rule to stop it, which makes the problem worse.
Things I love about football: Collingwoods draw – year after year, contests, players running with the flight of the ball, finals footy, seeing fans getting so cut up about their player not getting a Rising Star Nomination.
Things I hate about football: The ever increasing rule changes that seem to be designed in an effort to stop defenders defending, the supporters from the 15 other clubs, NAB Cup in all it’s glory.
Things I love about football: Its not soccer, hard tackles, flying marks, fast movement of the ball (its just exciting).
Things I hate about football: Constant rule changes leading to different interpretations of such rules, the game is getting softer.
Things I love about football: COLLINGWOOD! Big marks, fast running through the midfield to set up goals, amazing ‘fluke’ goals, the atmosphere when attending a game.
Things I hate about football: Umpires, and how they dictate the game too often….that is all…Oh and the constant changing of rules, arrogant supporters and supporters who leave the game when it’s not complete.
What I love?
Crunching hip and shoulders. Butterflies before the siren sounds to begin a finals match. The ecstasy of a comeback win. That football is the great leveler between all supporters whatever their creed or status.
The depression of giving up large leads. Tanking. The mythical concept of the big 4. Football supporters with less than 4 teeth. Journo’s who make captain obvious statements a la Mike ‘top 50 king’ Sheehan and Mark ‘cant string 2 intelligent words together’ Robinson.
Things I love about football: Can watch anygame, anytime and get something out of it, the competitivness, the pressure, I can’t wait for the weekend to watch it all over again!Things I hate about football: The game trying to rule out all the things that make it a true hard contact sport.