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13 May 2024 13:50:42
Genuine question about the standard of footy these days. Does everything just seem tactically over complicated for the sake of it and just rather boring to watch these days? Too much possession based passing for the sake of passing in my opinion.

I don't seem to be finding matches as entertaining as I used to (albeit there are exceptions of course) .

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13 May 2024 14:11:50
The game has changed a lot. Teams are not willing to commit to swashbuckling football anymore due to being scared to death of being counterattacked or overloaded.

Part of that is down to the new wave of coaches trying to copy Pep and/ or De Zerbi.

We're the press-baiting era now.

13 May 2024 14:48:30
Anyone remember the Arsenal fans and their ‘ one nil to the Arsenal ‘ chant? I think football is better now than it was 20 years ago,

13 May 2024 15:50:10
Modern football is dreadfully dull. I don't think there are as many talented individuals are there were 20+ years ago, everything now is system based.

{Ed014's Note - maybe you need to change teams mate ?

13 May 2024 17:12:40
I think if you ask non-Liverpool fans about our teams from the 70’s and 80’s if football was more exciting back then they’ll have a different answer to what a Liverpool fan would say! We were pretty much as boring as you could get. Go 1 up and then keep the ball, even if it meant abusing the lack of back pass rules.

I do wish we had more players who would run at people in the game nowadays though. That side of the game is mesmerising. Diaz for example, not our best player, but so fun to watch.

13 May 2024 18:01:34
Top level football is nothing more than a game of chess. I love it but give me the rough and ready early days of the prem any day.

13 May 2024 19:00:38
I agree the game is better than 40 years ago. I think I just feel everyone in the last few seasons wants to play Pepball which i find so dull.

{Ed025's Note - im with you Taurus..

13 May 2024 19:00:40
Given the number of times we now see the top 3 teams with over 80 points I think you can make a case that the lesser teams are now much worse than they used to be. I remember the days when 40 points was the magic number needed to stay up but I bet it's more like 35 now, if not less. This type of thing helps make the league less competitive.

{Ed025's Note - Forest will be safe with 29 Johnny..

13 May 2024 19:11:58
I do think football has got a lot more robotic in recent years. with man city being the best team about people try to copy the best about and that's there type of football.
The days of a le tisser or a di canio being 1 of leading lights in premiership seem gone. Neither played for my club and I don't particularly like either player away from the pitch but I genuinely really loved watching them play football.

13 May 2024 18:50:53
It is over-complicated a bit, IMO. Players also seem to be overcoached hence, it seems they are unable to solve issues on their own esp. the simplest of issues. Loot at setpiece defending.

For ex. if a team is getting joy with corners against another team, the other team seems to not be able to change their marking schemes in-game to lessen the mismatches since well, the coach hasn't told them to do so. Then, they are shocked that they conceded once or twice in the same manner.

13 May 2024 22:09:34
Football has become data driven that’s the issue.

13 May 2024 22:26:57
A 3-3 tonight and I guarantee our fans won't be happy.
Do we want other teams to entertain us and play wide open football and for us to just keep winning?
One of the reasons City and Arsenal are above us is because they have more control over games.

13 May 2024 23:10:55
I think Rigsby the problem we have compared to arsenal or city isn't so much control its they are far more determined and aggressive defensively, there defenders want to defend and our prepared to put bodies on line. I seen stat recently, not sure how true it is but it wouldn't surprise me, that lfc are the most dribbled past team in Europe's top 5 leagues. The amount of times players swan by our midfielders and defenders is unbelievable.

13 May 2024 23:58:29
It is control, Digger.
They both play at least three players in a back four that can play centre half. They both have midfielders that will protect the back four and are strong enough to hold the ball and move it forward.
They control games by keeping the ball and winning it back when they don't have it.
You are far more likely to score goals and not concede them when you have the ball. They aggressively defend to win the ball back or to at least prevent the opposition from getting a chance to score.
They also exert more control by being better organised than most other teams. It might be boring to some but it works and they both score goals.



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