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by Kyle Boas

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The problem with talking about football

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.

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