This year is coming to an end and we decided to take a look at the top articles of 2012. The articles are ranked and chosen by the most visited and to our surprise some were published in 2011, which means people are reading our older content (thank you guys!). We had a great year at SoccerTalk, and we look forward to 2013.
It is no secret my contempt for Mano Menzes throughout his reign over the Brazilian National Team. I listed several issues I had with Mano in my article, “Brazil Booed The dark Ages of Brazilian Soccer.” Gratefully, Friday November 23rd Mano Menezes was dismissed as Brazil’s head coach, ”
A day which should be celebrated by all Brazilian’s,” Romario tweeted:
Galera, hoje é um dia histórico em que o Brasil tem que soltar fogos, fazer festa…
If we talk about the “Dark Ages” in history we tend to remember, what most call “The Middle Ages,” a time where learning and literature were somewhat stonewalled. So if we speak about the “Dark Ages of Brazilian Soccer” we might be talking about the present.
We usually don’t speak about “aim” when discussing soccer. That is, until someone shoots the ball from outside the 18-yard-box and scores. At which point everyone turns to one another and say, “What a shot!” When shooting or passing you need aim. The majority of players will wait for a team training so they can practice their shooting or passing. Most of the time, players will wait to have a “perfect” field, goal and full squad to practice their technical needs.
For the rest of us who will play soccer wherever or whenever, be that on the streets or grass patches on the side of the road, I offer some unconventional ways to improve your soccer aim!