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which is more difficult to play,modern football or old football? watch

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    i dont only mean physical contact,others like skills or tactics also included.
    your opinions?please?
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    (Original post by singleday)
    i dont only mean physical contact,others like skills or tactics also included.
    your opinions?please?
    Since the invention of the offside rule it must be much harder to be a striker
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    In terms of defending I would say modern football. Back in the day you could pretty much go in for a shoulder high slide challenge, when the ball was on the ground, and the other team would be lucky if they got a free kick. Nowadays, you're lucky if you can get away with a well timed slide challenge if they referee doesn't like the look of it.

    In terms of attacking/midfield/goalkeeping I would say old football. Nowadays players are able to run, dribble, use skill and pass the ball about the park without the threat of serious injury, and in the knowledge that players won't come flying in from all over the place, getting away with dangerous tackles. The ball is also lighter so it's easier to take long shots, and to be more accurate or swerve the ball. Goalkeepers can play without the constant physical challenges from players.

    That's just my opinion though.
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    Old football definitely. In terms of the weight of the ball, the bad pitches, the old-school jerseys and boots, the brutal tackles, and playing games in blizzards or thunderstorms, it's far harder.

    I think with most of the rules it's swings and roundabouts. The offside rule is mentioned: that made things much harder for strikers, but much easier for defenders.

    All that aside, I think on balance old football would be easier to actually play if you were transported back there, simply because all the players smoked 50 a day, drank copiously, ate awful diets and never trained.
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    Old football of course.
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    Moderns skills better,icant compare
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    Modern football, conditions may have been tougher back then but I'd love to see any footballer from that period keep up with the speed of todays game and the skill of todays players
 
 
 
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