Real Football


Sunday 15 June, 2014 by Uncle Spike

I’m no footie fan, although I am married to one, so I’m a World Cup widower I guess. Take last night for instance; I went off to bed at just gone half-midnight, and the boss arrived at almost 05:00am. Ok, to be fair she was working on a paper, but the Italy-England match was the driver. Less than an hour later and I was up anyway. We’ll meet up in July sometime I expect. 

Football (or soccer to translate for my American followers) – I have nothing against the game, and have been known to actually enjoy a decent match on occasions…


However, I can’t abide all the money-obsessed prima donna’s showing off like school kids in the playground. “Hey look mum, I can kick a ball!”. Well yeah, wow, great, whoopie-doo!!

BUT, real football involves a real honed natural skill, no cash, no gull-winged Mercedes or gold plated spikes on their boots, no fancy sponsored outfits and no entourage three times the size of the playing squad following their every move to wipe their proverbial overpaid behinds; no, footie is just a game, or should be, played for the love of the sport.

Whilst this actually an advert for the World Cup taking place right now in Brazil, THIS is what I call a love of the game.



15 thoughts on “Real Football

  1. LB says:

    I’ve seen that ad and loved it!
    Not much of a football / soccer fan, but I do love world cup time. It turns a semi-boring bar in the middle of summer into an exciting place to be!


  2. edgar62 says:

    Not a Football Fan – of any code – but I am married to a Rugby fan.> Sometimes I do sit down a watch a bit of it, but not a lot -and I am not welcome because I keep talking about a ‘Touchdown” – Ït’s a try – not a touchdown” I generally leave when the smoke starts to come out of her ears :o)


  3. John says:

    Thanks, Spike, a helluva post!!! 🙂 100% entertaining, especially your intro.


  4. newbloggycat says:

    Really cool advert….love it 😉


  5. Nel says:

    I have this same feeling for basketball in the Philippines. We’re a vertically-challenged people (so it would be unnatural for us to grow past 6 feet) but we love the game and watch because we love it. Many play out in the unpaved streets (unsafe, I know) without shoes or just with worn-out flip-flops. If that’s not love, I don’t know what it is. 😉


  6. adelineoh says:

    Pele, Zico and Maradona.


  7. Nothing will ever compare with World Cup 1966!


  8. ballerina95 says:

    The first time I realized football was amazing was when I saw Maradona handling the ball from one end of the field to the other. Although he didn’t score, how he carried the ball was so beautiful to watch.


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