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  • #31
    Originally posted by BillVol
    Originally posted by Daisy
    -- and not enough letting kids play soccer, unsupervised, in the streets. In the streets is where you develop the creativity and toughness that gives you that slightest of edge that makes the difference in soccer. BUT where do you ever see American kids voluntarily playing soccer on their own. It just doesn't happen here in this country that often.
    It's becoming the game of choice at recess in the elementary school my kids go to. Although, the way kids play today has me baffled. (Leaving me to believe unsupervised is not beneficial to anyone's game.) The stories my kids tell me, leaves the impression that kids don't understand the rules of the game. All the coaching and leagues and kids don't seem to be picking up the rules of the games. My childhood days on the playground were filled with arguments but the rules were clearly known to all. Arguments were whether you did something or not, like the ball was fair/foul or out-of-bounds or dropped/caught, etc... But my kids tell me of others, during soccer games, picking up the ball, throwing it (not the goalie) or kicking throw-ins, etc... Things that are clearly not within the rules. The gotta win mentality has overtaken the rules of the game. So it seems that most kids today need to be supervised.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Jnathletics
      picking up the ball, throwing it (not the goalie)
      Quite natural response. A lot of Americans think you can use your hands in FOOTball!!! :twisted:

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Jnathletics
        But my kids tell me of others, during soccer games, picking up the ball, throwing it (not the goalie) or kicking throw-ins, etc...
        Sounds like its going back to its roots as a free for all.

        Mob football, a descendant of the modern game, stormed into England around the 12th Century and caught on to such an extent it was banned by Royal decree by many kings and queens. It was a violent game in which “murder and manslaughter” were allegedly the only barriers to transporting the ball to village ends. King Henry VIII, however, is believed to have been a keen player.

        Source
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqtd7LOoRVM

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Daisy
          Sounds like its going back to its roots as a free for all.

          Mob football, a descendant of the modern game, stormed into England around the 12th Century and caught on to such an extent it was banned by Royal decree by many kings and queens. It was a violent game in which “murder and manslaughter” were allegedly the only barriers to transporting the ball to village ends. King Henry VIII, however, is believed to have been a keen player.

          Source
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqtd7LOoRVM
          Ahhh, it hasn't changed much, has it?

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Daisy
            Mob football, a descendant of the modern game, stormed into England around the 12th Century
            I am really, REALLY confused by that sentence. Obviously it was written prior to the 12th Century, but how did they know it would develop into 'mob football'?
            :?: :?: :?: :?: ( )

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Daisy
              Originally posted by Jnathletics
              But my kids tell me of others, during soccer games, picking up the ball, throwing it (not the goalie) or kicking throw-ins, etc...
              Sounds like its going back to its roots as a free for all.

              Mob football, a descendant of the modern game, stormed into England around the 12th Century and caught on to such an extent it was banned by Royal decree by many kings and queens. It was a violent game in which “murder and manslaughter” were allegedly the only barriers to transporting the ball to village ends. King Henry VIII, however, is believed to have been a keen player.
              Source
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqtd7LOoRVM

              Who'd dare to tackle him?! :shock:
              "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
              by Thomas Henry Huxley

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Pego
                King Henry VIII, however, is believed to have been a keen player.
                Source
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqtd7LOoRVM[/quote]


                Who'd dare to tackle him?! :shock:[/quote]

                Only the King of France apparently, when they had a wrestling match in Calais not long after King Henry became king.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by BillVol
                  This is why it's the most popular sport in the world. Backwater, third-world countries can appear to compete with anyone... In no other sport, activity, contest, etc., can Costa Rica compete with the United States. This is soccer. Great, skilled athletes, but the dynamics of the sport make it somewhat of a joke.
                  of course, we had to have a post to justify the title of the thread.

                  the US bullied by other countries? you people should follow so-called team handball and then you'll weep...

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Marlow
                    Originally posted by Daisy
                    Mob football, a descendant of the modern game, stormed into England around the 12th Century
                    I am really, REALLY confused by that sentence. Obviously it was written prior to the 12th Century, but how did they know it would develop into 'mob football'?
                    :?: :?: :?: :?: ( )
                    Good catch , I didn't notice that.

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                    • #40
                      Here is Florence Italy's original football game

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vivRVyg_cks

                      I've seen it has gotten so bad they cancelled it for a couple of years. The Red team is cheering after the blue team took a shot as a team gets a 1/2 of a point when the other team miss over the goal.

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp2XHSz3UeE

                      More recent games don't even look like they care about the ball anymore. :roll:


                      The end of this one has some scenes of a game actually being played.
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsRqSNSjy3E&NR=1

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