What I am certain of is the standard of goalkeeping from the mid 90s to now is miles ahead of anything pre mid 70s. Keppers were almost universally awful with a couple of exceptions.
If the Edinburgh teams got into the Europa Conference League, they'd get to the knockout round.
Scottish football is nowhere near as bad as it's made out to be.
I agree, but I think there are slightly mitigating circumstances.Hmmm, I agree Scottish football isn't as bad as made out but other Scottish clubs are given the chance to qualify for European competition and they fail every year. If they can't even qualify it's incredibly unlikely they'd get out of a group.
It's an easy argument when your point against is based on a single 90 minute game.
The level of cheating in football surpasses any other sport i watch.Football is basically just rubbish now. I used to be obsessed and love it, I would watch every and any game I could, tried to watch every match at major tournaments, etc, now, I just follow Rangers.
Not a patch on the legend Juninho PernambucanoCristiano Ronaldo is one of the worst free kick takers in football
To be fair, it was easier to qualify then as teams like Aberdeen need to play more qualifiers against better quality of teams due to Rangers being out the league and not aiding the coefficient.There's more than one game as evidence tbh.
Outwith us and them, Aberdeen were the last team to go an acceptable distance in the Uefa Cup at the time reaching the last 32. That was in 07-08 so circa 13 years ago.
In that time, the likes of League of Ireland teams and Cypriot teams have went further than the other Scottish clubs.
Diego Simone is highly overrated manager and Athletico would do better if they got rid of him for a more offensive manager.
Agree on the Zidane volley. Good finish but there have been many better goals scored in European finals.
It was like a penalty for Lyon when they got a free kick round the box. I remember the time we horsed them they got one just right on HT and it looked in all the way, the crossbar must still be shaking! Fortunately we didn't concede any other free kicks around the area.Not a patch on the legend Juninho Pernambucano
"Between 2009 and 2018, the Portuguese star scored 33 free-kick goals in 444 attempts for Los Blancos – which equates to a conversion record of 7.3%.
For Juventus, his record of one goal "from 72 attempts equates to a 1.4% conversion rate.
Butt should have done better with Zidane’s goal.Two terrible opinions OP btw.
I think mine is that being a linesman must be hard as f*ck and they are bound to get calls wrong.
I still love football but having to give up Sky Sports and BT whenever finances require it is somewhat less of a hassle than it was.Football is basically just rubbish now. I used to be obsessed and love it, I would watch every and any game I could, tried to watch every match at major tournaments, etc, now, I just follow Rangers.
I don’t even know if it’s controversial or not, but I’d rather watch the likes of Ronaldinho, Zidane and Ronaldo at their peaks well before Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Paul Scholes himself admits he wasn’t as good as everyone claims him to be. He’ll be the first to tell you that he quit England because he was shite for them.Cristiano I'd agree with, but Messi at his peak is as good as it gets.
Here's one...Paul Scholes was completely overrated. Gets better every year since his retirement yet when he was playing I think he was only ever Man Utd's player of the year once (Gabriel Heinze won it ahead of him), he was rarely in the EPL team of the year, never anywhere near a Ballon d'Or podium (whereas Lampard & Gerrard have been 2nd and 3rd). If he was as good as they say, why did nobody ever vote for him?
To be fair, it was easier to qualify then as teams like Aberdeen need to play more qualifiers against better quality of teams due to Rangers being out the league and not aiding the coefficient.
Aberdeen for example, have beaten a few fairly respectable teams in the qualifiers but inevitably failed to make the grade due to the sheer volume of games.
The fact a 3rd Scottish side will get into the ECL groups next season, mines you’d expect better results going forward.
Latter stages of the CL are when it gets good.The Europa League is more exciting than the Champions League.
The vast majority of time spent watching football is actually quite boring but we all continue for the infrequent moments that get you on your feet.
The amount of coaching that youngsters get these days has improved technique beyond all recognition from 80s & 90s but has dramatically reduced invention and individual decision-making and taking of responsibility.
My papa was was ahead of his time when he told me in the 1990s that football had been ruined by money. I didn’t see it then but I wholeheartedly agree with him now.
The CL feels like it’s typically a bit of a procession towards 2 out of the top 6 or so richest clubs being in the final.Latter stages of the CL are when it gets good.