Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Saint ATN

Poetry in motion, Messi, the other GOAT

7 posts in this topic

I came late to soccer and to his career. I've seen him play in one of the most epic games ever in the Champions League where they came back from the largest deficit of 4 points and won 6-1. The legends of the game call him an alien, many of the greats just want to touch him and shake his hands to feel for themselves that he is truly a real human. He is that legendary in the beautiful game, there is no doubt like there is with Brees, Messi has ALL the trophies, All the accolades and well deserved, all but one and that one he still has to achieve with his national team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is some of the highlights from last year, we're still being treated to amazing futbol week in and week out, this week, out. International break, LaLiga returns this Saturday. 

PS F.U. Directv for removing BEIN sports. 

PSS TYVM Sling for carrying BEIN and all LaLiga games!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You know what I really like about those videos? You Messi's teammates just get out of the way while he takes on 3, 4, and 5 opponents on his own! Watch and you'll see his teammates just casually walking toward the goal while he dances around the defenders and scores. Hilarious! and impressive.

Saint ATN likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you have a teammate who can dribble the way he does thru 5 opponents, they watch in awe too. They just get the up close and personal view and many have spoken of what they see him do and how unbelievable and effortless he can make it look. 

They are also positioned properly, soccer is about where your other teammate is going to be and the players are always moving to be in that positioning. Messi also has elite speed that is hard for the average player to match and even the best get embarrassed by a slight flick of his foot and an acceleration that leaves many wondering what the hell just happened. He was just right there with the ball, and now they're wondering where he went. It's almost comical at times but oodles of fun to watch go down. 

They also have to be aware of not going offsides. Offsides are the most confusing thing to initially learn. Your player basically can NOT be ahead of the opposing team players furthest ahead before a pass is passed to them. Basically, you have to be on this side of the player you're going up against and if the ball is passed ahead of him, you HAVE to race past him to get to it then. If you pass the opposing teams player and are the first one past the linesman you are offsides and the ball goes to the oppositions goalie to start the next series. You lose the ball. So to not lose the ball possession you have to always watch the linesman. The lineman just keeps an eye for when you do such things as in go past the player and then get a pass. Passing has to be done into an area upfield only if one of your teammates is behind the defense of the opposition. Once the pass has occurred then you can run past the defensive person and get the ball etc. The linesman raises his flag up if such an offsides do occur, and it occurs every game. 

So the player you see walking for the most part at times, it's because they officially can't run past any defender if it is passed to them, or unless an offensive person is past the first defender already, if not the linesman flag goes up, ref blows his whistle stopping play, he then ends play and he gives the ball to the other goalies as it goes to the other team. If the linesman arm and flag stay down then it's a clean pass and reception and go offense. The play continues. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0