Monday, July 12, 2010

I have a weakness for Goalkeepers.

So I'm watching extra time of the World Cup Final. And while I'm waiting for that all elusive goal (but am secretly hoping there won't be one so that it will go into sudden death Golden Goal time), I came to the following musing...

I have a weakness for Goalkeepers.

I think cos they have in large amounts all those traits I don't e.g courage and Heroism and bravery to stick their face in the boot of another and risk hard knocks and limbs at all costs etc...

Apart from that they are calm like nothing else. I would be paralysed or pee my pants in anticipation and stress from the amount of adrenalin oversaturation a situation like the World Cup final would create.

Apart from that I have a crush on all Strikers :)

Between the goal keeper and the strikers are all the most exciting and interesting parts of a match...I remember even when I played netball I only ever was interested in 3 positions: Goal Attack, Goal Defence and at worst, Goal shooter...cos it always seemed like they had the most share of the ACTION! All those supporting side peoples, while necessary, well it just didn't seem compelling enough for me to volunteer for. I could never see the point of running all around and expending my energy if there wasn't a very direct and tangible motivator like scoring or preventing a point myself! I guess it comes down to Big Ego. I'd guess that the Goalkeepers and Strikers carry most of the team's Ego on their back and that's probably what I identify with. In order to be able to play those positions well I think people have to have a fair bit of Ego which translates to confidence on the field...

oh and third on the list after goalkeepers and strikers would be the coaches- those silvery-white haired old guys in their suave business suits on the sidelines ever calm and in control seeming & barking orders....obviously there is a trend here...it's the people with power who are so attractive :P

3 comments:

HappyOrganist said...

C has a crush on Forlan. =)

xebeche said...

Did you enjoy the whole show ? Here we still had a big party in Amsterdam today. Perfect crowd, weather and music. Even being 2nd can make a day perfect :)

zhen said...

Xebeche yeah i wanted to send my commiserations to you orange men but then your link was down.

wow a 2nd place party? you guys sure are gracious...