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
Fletcher’s goal – WELL EXECUTED
Suarez’s great curler: