The only time I watch football is when the FIFA World Cup is on. The passion is there, rather than the club league games that are on all the time, where greed is more priority than the actual game. It's a shame the same louts get to play in the World Cup, but what can you do? At least they wake up a little bit and we see who's real on the pitch when it's the most important event of their lives. Only on every 4 years as well so extremely special.
For the last four World Cup's, I've supported the underdog, Japan. They've had good moments and played really well, and they've had dreadful moments where they played horribly. My honour keeps me with them, they play unique passionate football, unlike England these days, and they're a joy to watch. I'll be buying my 5th Japan Word Cup shirt before it all kicks off too.
Why Japan? It's an amazing country, their language is awesome, the culture they have is very peaceful. The only problem I have with Japan is the fish eating habits, that can be pretty disgusting. They're just as bad as the EU for catching fish and abusing the waters, and we all eat fish, we just do it differently in England, and try and avoid the fish that are nearly extinct. For the record, I've never been to Japan, would have gone by now but my mortgage is priority. Once that's done and my son has grown up, we're all having a family holiday for 2-3 weeks.
Why not England? Around about the same time as I started putting my support behind Japan, I saw the English players for what they were. It had been a few years since I stopped following the league game, I was a Leeds United supporter. But the greed was too much. Shirt prices take the piss, and players these days are NOT role models. They should be leading kids in a positive way, but instead they go out drinking, sleeping with random women, cheating on their wives, fighting, and some of them are even paedophiles. If anything, the female football game is a lot better (they play better than the men too). We don't see enough of the female game still, will it always be male led?
Many moons ago, I was learning Japanese. I was doing pretty well. New family priorities stopped me from learning and I never got back into it. My support for the Japanese football team has never ended though and I doubt it ever will.
GO NIPPON GO!!!!!!!!!