Small-Scale-Footie

Small Scale Footie: How You Can Continue to Support the Beautiful Game

Hello and welcome back to Femefutbol! The name is Matthew and I’m here to talk about European Football! If you’ve been following this blog, then you know for a fact that I am an avid and quite passionate fan of this sport.

Today, I wanted to give a few tips on how you, personally, can continue to support the beautiful game. I believe that this is always necessary. We should not be complacent as the future of any sport can’t really be determined. Let’s get started:

Buy Tickets

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In order for teams (both big and small) to continue to survive, people need to start showing up to their games; every game. Ticket sales help to keep teams alive. Tickets help to fund equipment, pay salaries, and to get teams from one point to another. If the team you like is playing a game near you—or a big game somewhere else, buying a ticket to see them play rewards not only the team but yourself as well. After all, who wouldn’t want to see their chosen team play in real time?

Volunteer

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I’m speaking for the smaller scale football teams. A lot of countries in Europe have a lot of local and small scale football teams. There is a big chance that you have a local football team in your local and immediate area. If you find that you do, see what you can contribute in terms of time or effort—if not always with monetary aid. Usually, fan-owned football clubs empower their fans to play an active part in the goings-on of the team.

I am speaking directly to other fans of this game. If we want to keep it running, we need to be truly active about our support. It is easy to list out ways to do so but until we actually act upon it, it’s all just words in the wind. This sport may be strong today but we don’t really know what the future will bring. I hope that the tips I’ve shared today will help give you a good place to start when it comes to supporting European Football. What about you? What other ways do you know of that can show your support?

Value-for-Money

Value for Money: Two of the Highest Paid EU Football Players

Hello and welcome back to Femefutbol! As always, I am Matthew and I’m here to talk about European Football. With the World Cup recently held and finished, it brought to the spotlight some pretty exemplary players which have really given their teams and their countrymen something to be proud of.

I was certainly impressed by some performances and of course, I was upset at some of the others. Despite all of this, what really came to mind were the staggering amounts of money which have changed hands, the promised salaries, and the contract offers which some EU Football players did obtain! Today, I wanted to discuss two of the highest paid EU football players.

Neymar Jr.

$229.4 Million or €197.2 Million

You may know this name not because he’s part of a pretty good team (Paris Saint-Germain) but because of the ridiculous antics that he perpetuated during the 2018 World Cup. He spent roughly around fourteen minutes rolling around on the grass for supposed “injuries” and fouls.

This makes it more amazing that he is getting paid so much money. This is not to say that he is not an amazing player. He is. It’s just that everything gets overshadowed because of his World Cup antics.

Harry Kane

$235.8 Million or € 202.8 Million

As the striker for Tottenham Hotspur, he was an immediate “must watch” by every football fan. He’s had a pretty good track record…until he was starting to show signs of fatigue. His scoring capacity started to suffer and fans are worried about the upcoming friendly match England with Switzerland.

Removing this, Harry Kane is still an exemplary individual and an athlete. He has been one of the more consistent scorers in EU football. He has pretty solid average shot per game ratio going for him.

If there is anything to take away from this, it is that value for money should really be considered. Large companies sponsor teams and team owners/managers leave it to their discretion to consider how much a particular athlete is worth. To date, the two mentioned today top the list of highest paid EU football players. What are your thoughts about this?

EU-Footie

EU Footie: Why Is European Football So Different From The Rest?

Hello and welcome to the first post on Femefutbol! As always, my name is Matthew and I would like to welcome you! As you may know, the primary focus of this website is going to be the topic of European Football. It is my goal to provide you good people with a better understanding and a stronger appreciation for this truly beautiful game.

So what makes this—European Football, in particular—so different from the rest? It’s not like Europe is the only part of the world which has this game after all. So what is it that truly makes it stand apart from the rest? Well, I can think of a few good reasons:

Origins

Europe has been traced to be the origin of this particular sport. Of course, China is trying to claim this as their singular achievement but there is very little actual documentation of this. If we’re are going to base proof on written chronicles, then England has the best claim as the origin of this game. It was pegged to be at 19th century.

The fact that there is irrefutable proof of its origins in Europe makes EU Football truly history in action. The current players and teams are all part of a proud history that we can watch unfold before our own two eyes.

Spread

If we are going to base the sheer number of official clubs and the frequency of games both local and international, Europe wins hands down. While Football is truly a sport which has been embraced all over the world, it has some pretty hard competition.

European Football clubs are famous regardless of their size and whether or not they actually compete on a large scale. The amount of dedication and support which they garner is truly an incomparable one. Both fans and critics can agree on this part. Don’t you think so?

So in the end, we can agree the European Football has earned the right to truly captivate its public. The people that play and the people that watch it can all fully agree that this game and where it is played is special. What are your thoughts on this?