Originally posted by NZS
I also understand that it does takle more skill to be a Midfielder or Striker than a Defender, so there is no need to explain that
It takes more skills to be a striker than a defender?!? Come on, midfielders or a good playmaker does it all for the strikers (usually). Besides a striker has an easier job since it's not that tragic if he misses once ... he'll get a new chance eventually into the game, a nice pass or a re-bound of a gk/defender. Defender cannot make mistakes, not even one! Striker can also be only one and can work alone, which defenders cannot. The back line (usually consisted of 3 or 4 men) has to be well organized and have a lot of discipline.
As for attacking football ... no wonder you can't find it, you are watching Inter! The most boring club, not only in Italy but in the whole world. Try Lazio or Chievo or Roma (on a good day)
Originally posted by OAnimal
I don't like the way italian teams play football in general. IMHO, they play too defensive and thus too boring. It takes more intelligence to be a good creative player than to be a good defender (I can explain this if someone is interested), thus the Italians seem to have chosen the easiest way to obtain good results. Montero is one of the dirtiest defenders I have ever seen in my life. Regarding Davids, he sure is talented player, but way too violent to earn my respect. Sometimes he seems like he has sniffed some cocain before the match. Both fit perfectly into that Juve team of cheaters (last example, Zambrotta openly admitted to have dived to earn the decisive penalty against Bologna on Sunday).
It's not like they defend all the time
They can attack, believe me, maybe you people just have to watch more than a couple of games a year and preferably stay away from the ITA NT. Anyway, we all have different tastes
(and no, none is better than other, just different!) ... what would happen to the world if all the men prefered blonds or only darkheads?
You are making me feel like I made a crime or something for liking calcio. From the moment that I mentioned it on.
You have missed Materazzi or maybe you just don't know him to well to think that Montero is the dirtiest defender
Indeed dear Montero is quite rough, or should I say was since he's unfortunately aging. The difference between the fouls he made (and by this I'm not saying that I approve of) and the ones Vieira makes is that that were the last options or chances to take away the ball from an opponent, Patrick just runs over people all over the picth, the opponent having the ball or not.
Davids takes his job a bit too passionately sometimes
He's eager and determined and has grinta
all over the face when coming on the picth. He reminds me on the toys I used to play with, where you had to wind up a bunny or a car and the bunny/car was like really "intense" and could hardly wait to be released and when you did it flashed of. I like his expression, love it, wouldn't trade it for nothing, like most of juventinis.
Zambrotta. Do correct me if I am wrong ... was he the first player that dived? No. Was he the last player that dived? Certainly not. He just admitted it. Not like all others that do dive and then when asked they say they tripped or something. At least he's honest. And if you would know him better (I really am glad that you don't), as a person I mean, you could realize why he admitted it. He must be, beside Pires&DP&Zizou (hope you are not reading this Martin
), the nicest chap on the pitch out there. Ronaldo of course never dives
Brasil never cheated, right?
I still remember that last juicy incident in the Turkey-Brasil game in the 1st round of the WC. Further on, the ref was standing 2 or 3 meters away and saw the whole thing. Untill the ref decided, Zambrotta was either risking a yellow (or even red) or could get a penalty, 50%-50%. Paparesta, who is considered one of the best refs and no, not only in Italy, made the final call! You can spare me the elegations of Rubentus and so on ... where do you think we live, in the 9th century?!