I find soccer incredibly boring.
I have never liked the game, or any aspect of it. The game itself is just a crowd of overpaid nancies running around a field kicking a ball. Then there is the hysteria and [worst of all] the interminable analysis that accompanies each game.
I have a little proposal to make the game a little more interesting.
Soccer is played on a very large pitch. 10,800 square meters roughly. Including the referee, there are 23 players on the pitch at any one time. Correct me if I’m wrong? Each player takes up only one square meter, so, in the course of a match, the players take up one five-hundredth part of the pitch. That leaves a hell of a lot of spare space.
My proposal is simple.
Why not hold two games at the same time?
All you need is two different colour balls, and four different team colours. Each match will be entirely independent of the other. You would only need to introduce a couple of extra rules about players using the wrong ball or tackling a player who isn’t their official opponent.
Semi-finals could be played on the same pitch. Think of the excitement!
Also we could get the damned soccer season over in half the time.
In fact, this principle could be applied to a lot of games. Rugby? Cricket? Tennis? Baseball? The list is a long one.
It might even make the game interesting enough for me to watch a game or two.