The Weight Of Club Culture - football

The Weight Of Club Culture



The blessings of unlimited capital and the burden of greatness Soccer is a weird sport. I am an avid fan of just about everything - from basketball to tennis to baseball to (in the past) American football - and soccer is the only one of all of them in which people obsess over playing ?the right way.? Sure, there are debates about personal preference in playing style, or which types of formations are more effective, but it is extremely rare for anyone to ascribe moral virtue to any specific model. The Showtime Lakers of the 1980s won five championships with a fun, flashy, highly attacking offensive style that wowed fans around the globe. The San Antonio Spurs of the late 1990s and early 2000s won their own five titles and were revered for their cohesive playing style, which was solidly defensive and decidedly not flamboyant. People may have enjoyed one team more than the other, but they generally didn?t deride Spurs coach Greg Popovich for playing ?negative basketball.? Pop developed a system that worked, and I guarantee you that the struggling Lakers of the 2010s would gladly have adopted the Spurs? ?boring? fundamentals-based system in exchange for some of their successful results. More crucially than that, no one in the Spurs organization would have even CONSIDERED firing Popovich amidst all those winning seasons simply because they didn?t wet themselves over Tim Duncan?s bank shots. Yet that is what happens all the time in European soccer, especially at the Bernab...
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