The Philippine Azkals’ future is being built on youth Oct 20, 2016 2:09:10 GMT 8
Post by cjeagle on Oct 20, 2016 2:09:10 GMT 8
Oct 20, 2016 2:01:30 GMT 8 @amaspogi said:Amazing for a moderator to attack the messenger and not the message. The message is worth a discussion not a ridicule.
"Football is football. In most other countries football fans flock to stadiums to watch good teams play regardless of their origin. The better the quality of teams playing the more fans watch the games. This is especially true here in the US where visiting European professional clubs attract more fans than MLS teams." What is your point here? Typical catch22, are you going to watch NBA Sacramento vs Philadephia, or Lebron vs Curry?
In the earlier part of the 20th century, we are still influenced by our Spanish heritage, i.e. football. The Americans changed it to basketball, even baseball. As usual the Filipinos simply adapted to the American culture, speak english instead of spanish, etc. Again what is your point?
The point is you should stop looking at our players beyond the color of their skin. Like it or not, most Filipinos are of mixed heritage(Spanish, Chinese, American, etc.) and most of our players are no different. If we can idolize mestizo basketball players like Loyzaga and Jaworski, why not our present crop of football players?
BTW, I am not ridiculing you. We moderators express our opinions here as well especially since you directly asked for it a few posts earlier. As long as the language is civil and polite everyone will be allowed to express their opinions no matter how opposed those views are. Free speech is encouraged in this forum. I only step in usually if insults and slanders are directed not only to other posters but also to our players, managers and officials. Racism is one of those issues that is not encouraged here.
As for youth players, I agree with you that more attention should be directed to adopting a system of play(similar to the South Americans and Spaniards) that best fits our physical stature which most of our youth should adopt. Those take a long time to learn and must be started at a very young age and will take awhile to implement as a result. My suggestion is that you should encourage most coaches there, those who would have direct influence on how young players develop to adopt this style.
As much as possible, I would also encourage those that have passion and knowledge of the sport, to volunteer to train, scout and develop the youngest players. This is one aspect that is prevalent in many countries in Europe like Spain, the Netherlands and especially Germany. It is the volunteers that scout, develop and train their very young players and it is them that direct the best players to the clubs who can train them further to become future professional players. This was pointed out by some of the German consultants that FIFA sent to the Philippines, a feature which is severely lacking in the Philippines and can especially benefit those of our young players who cannot afford to get proper training due to financial reasons.
And again if you really are a football supporter, please attend and support our professional leagues(both the UFL and the future national professional league). Don't just play. If you are a coach or manager, bring your youth teams on field trips and invite your non football playing friends to join you. Heck the UFL couldn't even attract enough fans even to free games. I know there a are lot of football players(especially those that are school based) in the Metro Manila area, but it seems none of them could be bothered to attend. Remember it is the professional league that will develop our future locally trained national team players. If you don't support our own league, then how do you expect our local players to become good enough to play internationally.