Football Origins: A View On The Current State Of Football In England

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Football Origins: A View On The Current State Of Football In England

Hello my name is Tayo Kean, i've been a reader for 2 months and enjoy Wrestling, Football and MMA, this will be my first article, hopefully of many.

Thank you for reading and hopefully you will enjoy my thoughts on the current state of football in England

Football. A sport played around the world in every country in every town. It is said that it started in england around 200 years ago and just grew from there.

When football really started to take off, around 1950, most of the world was recovering from World War Two and when football did start again, many things had changed.

England were no longer the best team in the world, in fact far from it with defeats to teams, which they should have beaten 10-0 but instead lost to 1-0 (like the United States).

The big four, as they are called, today dominate the premier league.

Some say this is because of money or just the appeal of being in the Champions League yet only Chelsea seem to be spending big in the big four while lower teams like Manchester City have spent 200 million.

When i tell people I support Manchester United their reponse is either "Glory hunter" or "Haha Ronaldo's gone you have no chance" but when I ask them, they normally always say Arsenal, Chelsea or Millwall.

Millwall are in currently in league one, however they have a huge fanbase, to such a extent that their shirt is the 16th most sold shirt in England, bigger then some premier league clubs.

Liverpool came second last year yet I only know one person who supports them, but this is in London.

Liverpool have just went bankrupt which shows just how much a premier league club spends; and even when told they were bankrupt they spent 19 million on Glen Johnson, a reject of chelsea.

Everton haven't spent 200 million like Manchester City but they still managed to break into the top 4 in 2005 and have been trying to repeat this feat for the last 3 years; with little success.

During Euro 2004 England faced Portugal and the match had 24 million people watching it on ITV making it the most watched show on ITV ever, sadly England lost after a few controversial decisions just like a certain game back in 1998.....

A comparison between:

European Championships, 2004 Portugal vs England

And

World Cup, 1998 Argentina vs England

  • England go ahead (1-0) through a goal by michael owen...
  • England go ahead (2-1) through a goal by michael owen
  • England lose a player—Wayne Rooney—with a injured foot
  • England lose a player—David Beckham, who is sent off for using his foot to foul Argentina's Diego Simeone
  • The teams are level at full time (1-0)
  • The teams are level at full time (2-2)
  • In extra time, England have a goal disallowed—"Scored" by defender Sol Campbell
  • In extra time, England have a goal disallowed—"Scored" by defender Sol Campbell
  • At the end of extra time the scores are level at 2-2
  • At the end of extra time the scores are level at 2-2
  • England lose the penalty shoot out!
  • England lose the penalty shoot out!

History really does repeat its self!

 

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