The problem with talking about football
July 07, 2023
July 7, 2023 — “The problem with using a word is that everyone interprets it differently” - Johan Cruyff
This quote from this video has stuck with me.
It is hard to convey what is happening in a football match without visuals. This is why I use them.
English is not everyone’s first language. Only 19% of the world’s population speaks English, according to Statista.
I can’t imagine what it would be like to try to learn and absorb written, audio, or video content about the complexities of football without examples.
It’s okay to think complicated; everyone does because this is a very complicated game. But football should be conveyed in the simplest terms possible so that everyone can understand and quickly pick up on the unnoticed things.