14 Football Principles

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Like all sports, football has developed and over the last few years, fan engagement has also developed. Fans of rival clubs banter each other week in week out on social media,every one with set of principles or ideology that favours their argument.

I think it will be fair if we had certain principles in place that we can all follow to make more constructive banter.

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1. As long as a striker is “consistently scoring goals”, his misses should not be focused on. He should be defined by the goals he scores.

2. The controller is probably the most important person on the football pitch. The pace of a game is often/should be dependent on him.

As long as a striker is "consistently scoring goals", his misses should not be focused on. He should be defined by the goals he scores. – Cerebrone Click To Tweet

3. A goal every 2 games is a healthy rate for a striker. Any striker doing anything above 0.5 per game is very good. Above 0.6? Excellent.

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Aguero

4. A great manager is one that can keep reinventing himself over time. And should.

5. A goalkeeper that hardly has saves to make can be better than one that faces 100 shots per game. Quality is not solely based on activity.

A goalkeeper that hardly has saves to make can be better than one that faces 100 shots per game. Quality is not solely based on activity. – Cerebrone Click To Tweet

6. Endeavour merchants are great to have but they will always be inferior to intelligent players, if endeavour is all they can offer.

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Endeavour merchant Lingard

7. The system is never a good enough excuse for a truly world class player. He has to find a way to thrive in it and beat it somehow.

8. Your CB partnership should be rice & beans, not rice & rice or beans & beans. Opposites attract & form a proper wall of understanding.

9. A club should have a defined philosophy. Hire managers and sign players whose profiles fit. Don’t just spend because you have money.

A club should have a defined philosophy. Hire managers and sign players whose profiles fit. Don't just spend because you have money. – Cerebrone Click To Tweet

10. Great players should not be judged on “big games” alone. It should be an addendum. Consistency over a long period is more important.

11. “Big Game” is low-key an emotional construct. Every game leading up to the “big game” is a big game in itself with respect to importance.

12. Stats have a place in football. They can be very useful. Context is key. The minute you discard context, they become useless.

13. Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho are two sides of the same coin. Your preference depends on what excites you about football. Aesthetics or efficiency.

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Great players should not be judged on "big games" alone. It should be an addendum. Consistency over a long period is more important. – Cerebrone Click To Tweet

14. It is impossible for a striker who has NEVER scored up to 20 league goals to be world class.

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