When football still was about football!

in #hive-1141058 months ago (edited)

I have been playing football in all my youth. Playing in the backyard, playing with official teams. We even did have our own fusball team to play some tournaments during the summer.

When you are young(er) you do have a complete different view on football as a football dad. Probably the politics were also around back then, but you just didn't care because the only thing you want to do was to play!
I was lucky to play at a team which had the best youth academy in the area. I did stay there until I was 15 years, when I was forced to find another team.

Yesterday I did stumble on some old team pictures from that time back then. While it was great to see these again, it also reminded me how much I did love football back then. There were weekend when I was 16 years old that I did play 3 games. On saturday with the team of a year older, on Sundat morning with my own team and on Sunday evening with the fusball team.

It also reminds me that I should try to keep more distance from all the politics in a team. As a team official this isn't an easy thing to do, but I am trying to stay away from it as much as possible. I should let me kids enjoy their football with as less as influence from me as possible.

So, as promised here are the pictures.


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In the picture above, I do look like a monkey. No idea why. I am the one on the right sitting down.


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Here I am the second of the left also sitting. Maybe some will recognize the trainer on the right. He did made it to the Belgian National team back them. Emmanuel (Manu) Karagiannis. He did play 8 games for the Red Devils.


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In this picture I am standing on the left.

Just a reminder for myself how much I did love football.
Cheers,
Peter

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As a kid, I also enjoyed playing football and would get very sad whenever I wasn't picked. My football wasn't quite as organised as yours is.
We simply get a ball and play at the local fields/playgrounds in the area. There are normally Two or Three captains depending on the number of people present and we made teams of 5-8. If your team gets scored two goals, your set is burnt and the third team replaces you. If there's no goal or draw after 15 minutes, they either play penalties or flip a coin(coin flip is always controversial lol).

Oh the good old days

Strange that if we look back at those good old days they even get better :)
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Cheers,
Peter



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What an amazing memories! Thanks for sharing you old football team photos, they are lovely. What wing/role were you playing at the time?

Most of my career, if I may call it a career, I did play left back. But a very offensive left back.
But my best position was the 6. Defensive midfielder. I only had one problem, I hate the practices. Also had to stop playing when I was 26 due to injuries!
I tried a comeback at 28 but it wasn’t ment to be. Still had some great years with fussbal!

Thanks for the response. Defensive midfield is number 4. Sorry to hear about the injury, injury sabotaged some of the professional footballers carriers as well.

Probably you didn't really like it as your passion or may be you're forced into it like people are forced to go to school 🏫 I said this because you said you hate the practises. Football is not easy though, but if you really love it, you have to find it fun in any case it may be.

Bwa I loved football and still do. But just wasn’t a practice animal. For sure those trainings in the beginning of the season. I did love the games tough.

I could have earned some decent money but what has happened has happened.

The career of my idol back then was halted due to a severe injury!

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Cheers,
Peter

Sorry about the injury, and thanks for sharing it with us 🙏



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