It may just be me, but I feel like my recent posts have taken a rather pessimistic view of the beautiful game. A quick look at my front page shows a total of seven non-round-up posts, and four of them are nothing but me bitching about some current aspect of the game. I must think soccer is going to hell then, right?
Well, sort of… but I could also just be moody and hypersensitive to issues that I think are currently plaguing the game. If it makes you feel better, you can call me a pessimist. I won’t take it the wrong way.
However, if you’re not yet concerned about the state of affairs in professional football, just take a gander at a few of the links below. We’ll make you into pessimist in no time.
Is Serie A’s decline due more to TV than stadiums? – theelastico.com
The Home Nations collectively shudders at the site of this. – footballshirtculture.com
You can actually feel the sorrow in the author’s voice. – twofootedtackle.com
While a valid point, is there a workable solution? – soccerissue.com
Pelé makes boots now, undoubtedly thinks they’re the best ever. – theoriginalwinger.com
Neymar has nothing on these guys. – youtube.com