I am a huge football fan. As you can see, it was when my dad always wanted us to play in a local soccer league that we first got into watching it. We used to watch the game at our house with him, but then after he died he stopped going there so I stopped going as well, which is good because they didn’t have many games and for me, it was too late for them to stop playing. Not only did we miss out on games being able to watch those games, but also the experience. It wasn’t something we got used to being there. The people who tried to play with us would pick up their racket as soon as possible out of fear that the next person would do the same. When we weren’t picking up the racket a lot of time, we were often picked up by friends or family members of ours who had not noticed the racket. It made playing with the racket a much harder thing to do than it should be. Once my cousin took over the racket, his brother eventually did the same thing and he never played again; it kind of ruined the game for the rest of the family. If we only watched a game of the same league sometimes, we loved being able to be picked up by the racket and play with it.
So for all the years while the league went on, we would get up early in the morning and head straight out there to play. After I turned nine I would go play every morning until school started. Unfortunately, this sport has been in decline and now none of the teams are able to afford the players anymore. This has caused some older parents to decide to give up their kids to play in leagues like these. Which is just unfortunate. I don’t understand why nobody wants children to be involved in such a difficult activity and I don’t know if the leagues will ever return. Until then, everyone can enjoy watching the game.
After I turned ten, the leagues started to wind down. Even though the league would be around the league for ten more years I still never understood how it ended. At least every year there would be new teams forming in leagues that looked exactly the same as the old ones. All the new teams and what they were called, all seemed exactly the same. You could even tell by just looking at them and the uniforms. I could not figure out how that made it seem so different.
For those ten years, it really felt similar. There would always be three teams in the league and one new team coming out the year. However, for a decade there would always be four separate and different teams. Nowadays, two or three new teams are forming every year and everyone knows about them so we can’t really talk about them like I used to do. Some new teams are even worse than the old ones, and people don’t even realize that’s for the most part the reason for some clubs to have so many issues. For example, Liverpool is one of the hardest teams to play against, it’s hard to find a player who isn’t extremely skilled in their field. So the last couple of years, they’ve been in a lot of trouble because no one wanted to play against them. With so many of their bad results due to the lack of talent, fans who don’t want to be bothered about seeing a team that gives so little to their fans have started to boycott matches from their stadiums. In 2015 this year, they lost 6 games in 8 days. That is probably what makes them the worst team. They have been known to take away supporters’ tickets. And because of that, they were banned from the Champions League for 5 years. Since then, they have struggled to win. Even in a cup game, the team had an even bigger problem. Most of the coaches weren’t qualified for their jobs. But since a coach can’t win and lose games but it’s not necessarily the result that really matters. A game that ends like that, it’s not too much of a surprise that another one of your competitors may beat you. Just because this season won’t end up in any way successful doesn’t mean they shouldn’t learn from their defeat to Tottenham and try and improve going forward. For sure, it hasn’t hurt the league for a long time, but that didn’t mean that they should keep doing the same things that make them so successful in the past few years.
For those who haven’t seen or attended a game in ages, there are plenty of other sports that people forget about. One of the sports that has been forgotten for years, however, is the football game’s league. Many people don’t even know that the leagues exist in the first place. While it just seems like they’re an odd occurrence, they actually form one large body of activities in society. Each league consists of 11 teams and the winner of each league is given 10 points. To get a point, you’ll have to finish highest among these 11 teams. These points can then be combined with whatever scorers came ahead of you to earn a total. So, if someone finishes second on your team, you get a cumulative amount of points on your individual level. But regardless of it’s scorers, you only need to do this league once through 12 rounds because once the league reaches its final round it has to be repeated. During the playoffs, teams are selected by region and that means that you then have to go through 11 regular rounds that consist of a total of 44 fixtures, which would lead them to 42 regular matches, which would then culminate into the championship round. Teams will also receive extra points during the season for winning tournaments. If the league is finished before the playoffs, you get additional points that you can use during the playoffs. In fact, most people believe that each team gets around 40 points for their league. Those extra points aren’t earned for the team that won games, they were earned by the team that finished top of the league. So, if your team is fourth in the league, and they just won a regular match, they get 20 extra points and your overall points count goes up by 2.5 points.
In conclusion, the idea of the league isn’t as simple as simply showing up with everyone for lunch or going home for dinner. Though I think that the leagues really aren’t quite as difficult in comparison to other forms of sports. People usually ask themselves “why does anyone care about the leagues?” Because of course the leagues have become better over time, and there are a few interesting stories to tell about the process in the following paragraph.
A lot of the times, it’s the owner and founder of the leagues that run them and who makes sure that the league stays on. Other times, this is done by individuals. Whether it be the local council owner or another member of the football club, people with great knowledge of the league come together to help manage the leagues and maintain the success they have had. The owners also are very educated and have a ton of contacts in various parts of the world in order to help fund their teams.
Just because the leagues exist doesn’t mean that there is absolutely no competition. Every year there’s a big tournament where top 10 teams battle it out for the title. Sometimes, those tenth and 11 teams get eliminated because their performance wasn’t pretty enough but they still get the title. And the best teams get invited to the playoffs, and to reach their semifinal, they must face a team that is already through those playoffs, because there’s another semi-final and if they lose, they have nothing left to change to do.
Although the leagues may look like they’re the same, the competition is very real and fierce. Everyone, even the toughest opponents, are willing to fight it out to prove themselves worthy. Players from across the world are invited to compete and that brings in a ton of foreign players. Some don’t actually make the finals, but because of the small number of teams that participate year in year, they do happen to make the semifinals. The best teams are the ones that are consistently shown the most success and show that they are the best in the league with a clear advantage and not having to deal with others who are consistently shown that they aren’t the best in terms of getting to the finals. Although, both of these teams have very strong teams that they have fought it out against for over 15 and 22 years now. Both of these people have a massive influence over the way a team will perform in the future.