Just seen this.
I don't think I have sat down to watch a game of Soccer I've planned to watch in many years now and I doubt I ever will again. The last game I did that for was probably the Spain Holland WC final and that was because I was in Spain and was going out for the evening and needed somewhere to sit and eat. That was a shit game and most big games tend to be shit because too much rides on them these days.
I don't even watch MOTD these days unless there has been a remarkable game that day but it must be over a year since I've watched it.
Soccer just bores me now; although I bet if you gave me a tape of the highlights of Liverpool's season this year I would love it, they sound like a brilliant team to watch; a piece of flowing football ending in a goal is still a thing of beauty much as it is in Rugby.
I make no great claims for Rugby, it was what I was brought up with and played all my life so it is ingrained, I can watch a bad game of rugby because I know what's going on and I can find something interesting in most games. I tend to watch live rugby as much as rugby on the TV, I'll generally watch my local team play and record a couple of games and then watch those over the weekend, often on fast forward if they start to drag.
Soccer has simplicity on its side Rugby has complexity, it depends what you want, they both have moments of sublime skill, Rugby has more intense head to head battles as well, literally in the front row.
I find Rugby League a little unsatisfying and it is Union stripped of the complexity that makes Union so compelling for me, I can see why some people find that a good thing but for me the engineering of space on a Union field is far more compelling.
I can also understand how some people find some Rugby fans off putting, I have been lucky being brought up in Wales where it is the everyman game and playing in the East Midlands which is pretty similar in that regard. But I did get a taste of the bray twat side of it at University.
I was looking for a Cycling thread to talk about Chris Froome's ride for the ages in the Giro D'Italia yesterday but there doesn't seem to be one.
What a ride, gutted for Yates though a spectacular blow up from the young man, hopefully he will be back and be the next in the line of recent British champions in GT cycling.
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