The Beautiful Game Essay

Football is one of the greatest sports on earth in my opinion. My whole life has been surrounded by football as both my papa and dad were crazy over ‘Rangers Football Club’. As I grew up I remember them both telling me stories of how they played for their school teams and about how many trophies they had won. As my papa was around 70 when he told me these interesting stories about his younger life surrounding football a lot of facts had changed dramatically since then, I remember thinking to myself “I wish football was like it was in my papas days”.

My dad once told me that football was named “the beautiful game,” and there was a reason behind that but now me being 15 and realised the ugly truth about football, I now going to write an essay to demonstrate why no other sport can compare to this game! Countries across the world are entered in a football competition every 4 years.

This is called ‘The World-Cup’. This involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of about a month; this phase is often called the World Cup Finals.

A qualification phase, which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation. When South Africa was chosen to host the 2010 World Cup, it was hailed as chance to ‘give something back’ to Africa. But, as Alex Duvall Smith reports, the biggest event on earth will do little for the planet’s poorest people. Lots of people were debating wether to have the 2010 World-Cup in South Africa because there was a lot of things to thing about like such as; would people travel away over to South Africa?

Would spending tremendous amount of money on stadiums be the best use for the countries funds? All these had to be thought about before deciding where the World-Cup was going to be held. Finally it was decided that South Africa was now going to be the Holder of the 2010 World-Cup, and it went off in a hitch and began on 11th June until the 11th July. Everything went well except from trouble selling tickets, awful referee decisions and everything related to England’s performance. Making all those people who ever doubted having the games there in the first place look stupid right?

No. It only took a month for the deserted stadiums to prove to be an unsustainable drain on local economies and now, Reuters reports that the biggest sporting event on Earth ‘failed’ to bring in the money South Africa expected! In my opinion I would never have held the 2010 World-Cup games in South Africa, as it’s one of the planets poorest countries and it’s quite far away. I can see the point where they were trying to bring some money into Africa but it just didn’t work out and now they are left with stadiums that cost a tremendous amount of money deserted.

Back in 1958 commentator Stuart Hall was at a Manchester City game at Maine Road and came up with the phrase “the beautiful game” to describe the style Peter Doherty was playing. As he became a famous commentator he used the phrase over and over again untill it became popular. In this day in age, thousands of children aspire to be like their role models one day, such as ; Wayne Rooney, Christian Ronaldlo, Ryan Giggs and Joe Hart. And all hope to become part of the “the beautiful game”. Although is it actually beautiful?

Football players have changed magerly since football was originated. In my opinion footballers are bad role models because if their not sliding in with a vicious tackle their creating mayhem. For example the amount of racism that footballers use these days. They also cannot accept defeat. Very rarely you would find players that just take a loss. There is always something to complain about. Also they do not appreciate their fans sometimes. Like when at the world cup Rooney gave out about fans booing him.

That’s why in my opinion footballers are bad role models. A new survey reveals the majority of football supporters are disillusioned by the behaviour of top stars. ” My favourite football player is Mario Balotelli, he plays for Italy. This crazy guy joined Italy In 2011 and has done a lot of crazy things since then like Burning his bathroom down because he set off fireworks, he gave a homeless guy $1,000 after winning $25,000 at a casino and he stopped at a local High school, used the toilet and left. These are just many of the things Balotelli has done over the past year.

I love watching him play as he plays his all and doesn’t give up. He isnt the perfect role model but on the pitch he is and to mr that’s all that counts. In football, mostly everything is to do with money. Without millions of money your team wouldnt be successfull,as you wouldn’t be able to buy players, pay tax…. There are loads if stuff you wouldn’t be able to do without ‘money’? What infuriates me is the wages of footballers! There is absolutely no need for the amount of money they get especially when most of them are just scums.

This whole idea of spend more than you earn disgraced the not-so-beautiful game and epitomizes what is to become of top end football; lots of billionaires throwing excessive sums of money at people to kick a ball around a field! Manchester United and City, are just two examples of numerous supposedly big teams that demonstrate and prove that our national sport has recently developed into nothing but a farcical game, where in my eyes only a handful of teams have the rights to be properly associated with what we want to return: “the beautiful game”.

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