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Club football

November 6, 2011

The thought is always with me, how a person from some other region can love a football club? Or for that matter any region-based clubs? Our own country – understandable. Our own state – understandable. But to love a club which is not originated from your locality? It’s located somewhere which you never visited in your life.Something you didn’t even imagined?

Whether I love any football or interested in watching any club based football match?

If you have asked the above question last year I would have said, ‘R u mad? How one can love a club? Whats there in it to love? We never knew about it. The players are not somebody we know. They don’t even belong to that country. So I can’t watch it on that basis.

Players? Players from different countries play together and they change from one season to another. This option also goes out. Then for what reason I can watch it?

Pure entertainment? Without taking sides I can never enjoy a match. There you go. There is no reason for me to watch club football matches’

But lot of things were changed in the last 6 months with me following English Premier League as much as I can. Its all happened when I started watching this year’s Copa America, a tournament which is competed by South American countries. I usually watch the country-based football matches. During last year’s world cup I found the website goal.com to follow the live action in text. As the whole world is playing football there were no news related to clubs. But this year there were news about the transfers happening in them and I developed some interest in it.

For some reasons which can’t be explained, I started following the English club Liverpool. I just had a feel for them. One of the greatest comebacks in Liverpool’s and Football’s history was their win against AC Milan in 2005 champions league final. They came back from 3-0 and won it in penalties. And there was some great feeling when I watch the below video where the commentator say @ 5:35 minutes ‘40, 000 Liverpool fans hold their breath inside here and hundreds of thousands hold their breath at Merseyside‘.[Click on the link to go directly to that part].

And since then I have seen most of their matches. Also I am sure there is no news I left unread about them. This experience is really rewarding with me knowing the nuances of football more. I am watching many more matches of Champions league, Spanish league and what not. I love this very much as I am able to get to know lot of great clubs, their histories and also many, many players.

I will update my thoughts on matches I watch here 🙂

Here are some of the finest goals and assists I have watched over 6 months:

Messi’s one great pass [MUST WATCH]

Goal from Messi in the same match – GENIUS

Larsson’s Kick – WONDERFULLY HIT

http://www.goalsarena.org/video/england-barclays-premier-league/13-08-2011-liverpool-sunderland_en.html

Fletcher’s goal – WELL EXECUTED

[LINK]

Suarez’s great curler:

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2011 12:08 am

    The last goal was awesome 🙂 With IPL, India has also been introduced to club level games (in a big way). There are advantages of club level games – A lot of money is distributed and hence more talent can be found. Its much better than say, people playing at the state level / national level so that they can get a college seat/ govt job using the sports quota. My favorite club is Bayern Munich, BTW.

    Destination Infinity

  2. November 7, 2011 12:29 pm

    I don’t watch much of football, mostly only the world cup! But Messi is my favvvv 🙂 Luv watching him play!:D
    And good way to get to know the history of great clubs, that is one of my fav things to do too 😀

  3. November 9, 2011 9:59 am

    I am not a football fan. Sorry

  4. November 10, 2011 10:55 pm

    I don’t know anything about football or foot ball heros.It’s only cricket i am exposed to since i was kid…..

  5. November 21, 2011 11:42 am

    its nice to hear your newly developed passion of football league matches..
    keep up the watching..

    great goals..I love watching only world cup football matches FIFA.. very inspiring

  6. December 12, 2011 8:03 pm

    Welcome to the group of people who stays up till midnight to watch an exciting match and punch the air without making any noise whenever the goal is scored to avoid waking up others.. 🙂

  7. January 5, 2012 9:51 am

    Actually much of the football played now is club football and it has taken the place of a country , a region.Among my friends everyone follows different clubs and so there are talks and a sense of excitement prevails.

  8. January 9, 2012 4:36 pm

    ahh now football posts I can comment on. cricket sucks! football gives more of an adrenaline rush 🙂 but I watch only world cup.

    • January 13, 2012 2:18 am

      Football is more faster and more addictive than cricket. Will post more soon 🙂

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