did football peak in the late 2000s, when these 3 sides ruled the world? >individual flair still allowed

did football peak in the late 2000s, when these 3 sides ruled the world?

>individual flair still allowed
>pepball was a rare, quirky style of one team, not a disease infecting all teams
>goalkeepers weren't morons who thought they could be outfield players
>CL/EL still free to air (at least in England)
>FIFA was still playable

the last era of SOVL

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Peak football was late 90's-early 00's

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      Watching football back then was fun because it wasn't fully corporate, the talent gap between the top European leagues wasn't as big, and the tribalism wasn't as bad.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        also no social media bullshit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the tribalism was much, much worse wdym

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Only with ultras and the hooligans of international football.
          Hardly anyone gave a shit who you supported, you could say you like a team or player without people getting triggered and considering it an attack on the brand(s) they identify with.
          You'll never see something like Fatnaldo demolishing a team away and getting a standing ovation from the home fans these days.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You'll never see something like Fatnaldo demolishing a team away and getting a standing ovation from the home fans these days.
            Lol brazil players and fans literally came out saying they hoped Messi won the Copa America final against them before the match

            And I think the late 90s-early 2000s was the best era but let's not sugar coat things. Fans threw a pig's head at Figo and flares at Dida while Ferguson was attacked by a Pizza in the tunnel

            If anything fans and players are way too respectful nowadays. The old, rowdy, working class passion is gone (forced to go by stricter rules and PC culture among other things)

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Ferguson was attacked by a Pizza in the tunnel
            WTF

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >He doesn't know

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Buffet

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            emus causing havoc in australia, pizzas attacking seniors in tunnels in england, the commonwealth is wild

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >lengthy article about obscure soccer game
            Wikipeda is such a bizare website nowadays
            but thanks

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >
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            The "Battle of the Buffet", also known as "Pizzagate", is a name used by the British press to refer to a Premier League match played between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford, Manchester, on 24 October 2004
            >pizzagate
            Time is a flat circle

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Pizza is also a flat circle

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I think the late 90s-early 2000s was the best era but let's not sugar coat things, here are some examples of things that didn't happen in the late 90s/early 00s
            No (You) for you because you can't be bothered to learn English and it's extremely likely that you didn't watch European leagues before the mid 00s.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Actual LMAO

            Instead of accepting your mistake you're resorting to pedantry. Which isn't even correct. Pray tell what was the date the pig's head was thrown at Figo?

            Or do you want more instances to satisfy your pedantry?

            Fans chanting homosexual at le saux.
            Keane deliberately ending haaland's career
            United players hounding a referee into overturning the decision and forcing him to retire
            England fans hanging effigies of Beckham

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Now CONCACAF and FIFA shut down games when Mexico does the puta chant. It's all so soulless

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Tribalism is way lower than it was. Dunno what you're talking about

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anon, people outside of London regularly get into arguments and fights (sometimes fatally) over meaningless shit like Arsenal vs Spurs.
            In the 90s/00s, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone outside Europe who had ever heard of them.
            Even if you refuse to accept that the innocence and levity of simply liking a football team has all but gone, surely the undeniable increased volume of tribalism is enough to convince you?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >innocence and levity of simply liking a football tea

            ?si=1ydKYco3lwIhi4rA
            Tribalism hasn't increased at all. It's been turned into panto and gentrified.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You regularly see away fans sitting in home ends in the prem. People taking photos of opposing players goal cellies. Kids with cardboard signs for opposing players shirts. Much of English football was a gangwar from the late 70s to the Prem started. I'm a boomer. noticed following the shit club i support. There's not an edge and maliciousness in the air like there was. Chants aren't as nasty. Even seen signs saying "abusive language will not be tolerated," all that. Not saying it's a bad thing

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You regularly see away fans sitting in home ends in the prem
            You really don't. So much so that Manchester United and the FA launched several investigations into how Galatasaray fans got seats in home sections.
            >People taking photos of opposing players goal cellies
            And they also throw coins, chant slurs, run on the pitch and push them over etc.
            >Kids with cardboard signs for opposing players shirts
            That's more to do with eBay culture tbf
            >Chants aren't as nasty
            There have never been so many monkey chants in football history as there are today, anon.
            It's like the example I gave the other guy of Ronaldo getting an ovation at Old Trafford; someone like Vinicius Jr. absolutely fricking a home team wouldn't be a 'fair play to the lad' moment, it's an invitation to try and make him feel bad for making you feel bad.
            >Even seen signs saying "abusive language will not be tolerated," all that
            Weird how the time that you believe to be worse never needed signs like that or constant tannoy announcements.

            >innocence and levity of simply liking a football tea

            ?si=1ydKYco3lwIhi4rA
            Tribalism hasn't increased at all. It's been turned into panto and gentrified.

            I have no nostalgia for the hooligan era.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This had to be bait? Did you go to games in the 90s?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Did you go to games in the 90s?
            Yes. Did you?

            >I have no nostalgia for the hooligan era
            That's beside the point. That era was massively tribalistic, way more so than today.

            >That's beside the point
            I'm talking about the late 90s/early 00s and you're talking about the 80s.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes I did.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There was way more trouble at football matches late 90s early 2000s than there is now (talking about england as we're english).

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Euro 2020, where we didn't even host most games, was a bigger shitshow than Euro 1996 (IRA bombing aside).

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            At one game, which was a final
            How many arrests were there?
            There was a riot after the semi in 96 and 200 people got arrested
            What about Lansdown Road or euro 2000?
            Nothing like that in years.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it wasn't so bad if you ignore all the other games where there were arrests!
            And that was despite being in the middle of a pandemic with limited capacity crowds.
            If anything, it's kind of been swept under the rug that if not for the reduced capacity there would've easily been the deadliest crush in football history.

            Compared to the 80s, no.
            Compared to now, much worse.

            >Compared to now, much worse.
            You can google 'football argument stabbed to death' or 'football argument killed' and see regular examples of people all over the world (including blighty) attacking/killing each other over "rivalries" from European football leagues.
            Football is bigger than ever, more people care about it than ever before, and the number of people who care to an unhealthy extent is greater than ever before.
            These are incontrivertible facts.
            Get yourself a free trial to a newspaper archive and see the number of headlines from 1997-2003 for yourself if you don't believe me.

            >No reply but pedantry
            >"NOOOO the world magically changed in 2 years!"

            Pic related is from early 2005

            Im pretty sure you have no idea the impact this had on Dida's career (he was hit by a flare)

            ?twitter screenshot
            not even gonna read (you)r post senpai

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're either baiting or a total mong. Take care.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >not even gonna read (you)r post senpai
            You've not even addressed ONE of my posts so far except to say

            >2007 is not 2005 m'kay!

            You're running so scared can't even address a single example I've given its okay some people are just chicken

            And having the address a CL quarter final stopped because of crowd violence would mean actually accepting that nothing similar has happened in the last 20 years

            Then again you're literally ignoring the pig's head thrown at Figo, another match that was stopped due to crowd trouble

            Imagine being too scared to reply online anonymously lol

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I have no nostalgia for the hooligan era
            That's beside the point. That era was massively tribalistic, way more so than today.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >someone like Vinicius Jr. absolutely fricking a home team wouldn't be a 'fair play to the lad' moment,
            This one is particularly hilarious because 2 different Barcelona players have gotten standing ovations from Madrid fans since 2005

            You're literally talking out of your arse. Stick to Endrick and FIFA packs

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >away fans sitting in home ends
            Some people now have friends from other places. If my team is playing my friend’s team, we will go together. It’s not mental. It would be mental to both go but to ignore each other all afternoon.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You'll never see something like Fatnaldo demolishing a team away and getting a standing ovation from the home fans these days.
            Ronaldo got it against Juve

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically this
      >wide variety of flair players even mid table sides had at least one player with skills
      >no memepress autism managers
      >players still partied/had fun but also didn’t shill products 24/7 for sponsors
      It really was just a better time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this but for games, music, TV
      everything
      zoomers will be the first generation to straight up not make anything, atleast mxllennials made race ragebait

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Chelsea was always a plastic abomination
    But yes, the Manchester of Ferguson was great, although to be fair it also was build on spending vast amounts of money

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SAF only won because he outspent the opposition and kept breaking British transfer records

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is simply cope, chelsea are the kings of london! most soulful club in the city, FACT! i bet you're UKRANIAN frick off back to ur shit hole

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Basiert

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Chelsea

    kys srsly

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Late 90s to Early 00s was peak. The Man United/Chelsea/Barca era still had some soul but change was coming soon. Guardiola taking over Man City was probably what marked the beginning of the soulless era

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    no, it peaked here

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Luis Aragones calling the French team n*ggers

    The list goes on

    Like I said if anything football is way more PC and less tribalistic now

    Those United Arsenal matches were filled with straight up violence. Vieira tried to choke slam Keane and Stam got involved

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Negreiralona
    >Ferguster United
    >AbramoBITCH
    The only accurate thing you said was about FIFA being playable.
    There was nothing more disgusting in the world than seeing UEFAlona reffball that Russian sleeper agent year-in and year-out while Ferguson harvested a league in which ArseAnal were "contenders".
    Whenever I remember the world cup we won I get angry at the state of club football at the time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How did fifa become unplayable? What does that mean?

      https://i.imgur.com/tHrUsUx.jpeg

      did football peak in the late 2000s, when these 3 sides ruled the world?

      >individual flair still allowed
      >pepball was a rare, quirky style of one team, not a disease infecting all teams
      >goalkeepers weren't morons who thought they could be outfield players
      >CL/EL still free to air (at least in England)
      >FIFA was still playable

      the last era of SOVL

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FIFA was built on its atmosphere and ludicrous physics; FIFA was simple fun with playable characters that used to bleed when taclked and that could throw absurd screamers from half the pitch.
        Some of the most fun I had with a videogame was roleplaying as a murderball psychopath with a nuke for a leg.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >gets called out for not understanding english
    >doubles down and reveals he doesn't know what tribalism even means
    The absolute state of ESL posters on Fhite.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mate it's obvious you were born in 2004 or something and you literally have no reference point for the things I'm citing

      It's okay your concession is accepted, you've not been able to come up with even one counter lol. Cheers

      Enjoy watching Haaland and Endrick but please in the future avoid talking about stuff you were literally not there for

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >United fans stabbed in Rome
        >Wednesday 12 December 2007
        Goodness gracious me, the late 90s/early 00s sure were awful!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Compared to the 80s, no.
          Compared to now, much worse.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >No reply but pedantry
          >"NOOOO the world magically changed in 2 years!"

          Pic related is from early 2005

          Im pretty sure you have no idea the impact this had on Dida's career (he was hit by a flare)

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football peaked in the 90s in Italy

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It peaked when my team peaked.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football peaked when Zidane hit Materazzi and has been going down ever since

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is probably true
      More and more pacey Black folk on the pitch every year

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football peacked in the semifinal of 2014
    even the final was already mediocre

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    [...]

    Yes eastern euro footy is way more tribal. That is all but gone from english football culture. Its a middle class media show now, at least at the top level

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Uefalona
    >SOVL
    I respect and admire Dinho, Iniesta and Puyol (and Eto'o), but as a whole Farca have always been cringe shit

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Casual culture should make a comeback given how boring things are for young fellas these days

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football died with Neymar's career. He was the final joga bonito. Yamal is football's only hope

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That one insane Brit

    >Football is way more tribalistic nowadays because b-because I say so o-okay?

    Meanwhile, football fans these days:

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is also in Brazil

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        don't believe your own eyes, those are obviously peaceful protesters!
        today is the best things have ever been and tomorrow will only be better!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >today is the best things have ever been
          Today IS the best things have ever been you mong and the fact that you've failed to come up with a single modern day example of stabbings, riots, high level matches being stopped, effigies being hanged, pig's heads being thrown etc throughout this entire thread tells you everything you need to know

          Imagine thinking just because more action is being taken against racism that there is actually MORE racism in football today

          You're literally moronic

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's relatively civilized for them compared to 10 years ago

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          fricking kek, I didn't know he stabbed someone
          well, that makes it less funny actually

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you've failed to come up with a single modern day example of stabbings
    https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=football+fan+stabbed+after%3A2022

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Still afraid to tag me?

      >Championship match is same as CL QF between United and Roma

      >UNCONFIRMED

      This is just sad at this point. Why don't you just walk away?

      I'm sure you're gonna unlock Endrick or Musiala on your next FIFA card

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football peaked at the 80's-90's, just when tv was mostly in, so you could have some soul with the money, as much as the money and tv/internet got more powerful the soul shrinked but you got the money so you get the most sportmans, but right now there is a bout a 1/100 of the soul, to me football is boring as frick right now. I miss people like romario, than had to go out and party to be a functioning member of the team.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Even zoomers that don't remember the mid 2000s want to live in that time period

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football unironically peaked during the early and mid 2010's. The amount of talent and legends playing in that era is insane (Peak Fraudiola, Mourinho's Madrid, that legendary Buyern side, the sovl Inter run, and the start of the legendary Real Madrid run)
    Also talent wise that era was completly stacked (peak Messoi and Penaldo, Xavi, Iniesta, Modric, Xabi Alonso, Ribery, Robben, peak Di Maria and Ozil, Bayol, Neymar, Silva,Aguero, Lewandoski, Suarez)
    Right now the players are noticeably worse

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >modern data-and-tactics era of football
    Ah yes the soulless era of all pro sports. You do realize Hans that eventually they're just going to take out the players and run it all as simulated games.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Football peaked between 1996-2006. Same with video games and TV.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    our current players may have a bit more of athleticism (current drugs) but they all play with a bucket in the head

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >peak sovl

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    But I was only 9-10 in 1997, which was the GOAT year for everything.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    East euro/balkans football seems more tribal. Don't they have cages for away fans in the balkans?

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That Barca was the City of their time. Disgusting refball and many shady financial deals.

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