‘The Art of the Deal’: Football fans ‘want a piece of the action’
A few weeks ago, I went to a game between Liverpool and Juventus.
After a half-hour of watching, I’d decided I was going to miss the action and so I opted for a walk instead.
I knew what I was getting into: in an era of instant access to the games we watch on TV, the atmosphere at these games is the stuff of legends.
It’s not a matter of being “the best”, as the old adage goes, but being “at the best”.
A little while after I walked away, a fan in the stands shouted, “Go away!
A few minutes later, I was on my way to the dressing room.
I’d been warned not to get too close to any of the Liverpool fans.
I didn’t know what to think: this was a group of men who were having an impromptu party in the middle of the pitch, apparently.
After I walked over to a man, I asked him if he was okay, and he said yes.
Then he proceeded to yell, “Don’t be an ass!”
This is how a football fan reacts when he gets a bad reaction.
I had no idea what to do.
I looked up at him, but he was still yelling.
So I walked back to the bench, and after some more arguing, he let me go.
When I went back to watch the match, I couldn’t believe what I’d seen.
A football fan was standing there in the pitch screaming, “Fuck off, you idiot!
You’re not allowed in!”
That moment of panic was what I had been waiting for: an opportunity to see how I reacted.
And boy was I glad I did.
Because I couldn.
In a way, I think the man who shouted that was the best.
When he saw me, he got angry, grabbed my arm, and said, “Hey, that’s the kind of guy I am!”
So I knew I’d never be able to do that.
It was the kind, kind, and friendly way of approaching an opponent that would always make me feel good.
The way he said it was the key to understanding him.
After all, he was the one who got me to the ground.
He’d been the guy who had to give me a hard time for saying that.
But he also got me going by making me feel that way.
That’s how you get a feeling for people, I realized.
So, if you’ve got an understanding of an opponent, it will help you to make better decisions in games, too.
But you need to be aware that this kind of interaction can also be intimidating.
When it comes to football, we’re used to seeing the same faces and talking the same language every time, but what’s different now is that it’s becoming more common to see a different set of people at every single game.
This makes it harder for a fan to take advantage of their opponent’s actions.
This, in turn, makes it easier for the opposition to create their own reactions.
And that’s why it’s so important to take the time to think about your opponent’s reaction to what you’re doing.
And when you have a genuine relationship with your opponent, you can learn to control that emotion in your own game.
If you do, you’ll be a lot more likely to see the game you’re playing as fun, enjoyable, and, yes, entertaining.
And you’ll also be a much better team player, as your reaction will also help you see the other team’s reaction as a sign of weakness and weakness in themselves.
If I’m honest, I can’t think of a single instance where my reaction was the right one.
I started my first training session by watching what my opponent was doing.
He was looking for my feet.
When they went for the tackle, I took my eyes off him and watched the ball, thinking it was going straight to him.
The moment I saw that ball go in, I saw a big red line in the air, and I knew right then that it was a good opportunity for me to make a move.
After that, I started getting into more of the “let’s get on the ball” game.
I was looking to take some chances on the counterattack.
When the ball came to me, I tried to dribble it into the box, but my legs were getting tired.
I wasn’t feeling as strong as I wanted to be.
When that ball was about to go in the box and hit the back of the post, I decided to try something different: I decided that I wanted the ball to be in the area of the goal.
I wanted it to go up, so I started dribbling it into it.
My body reacted in such a way that it gave me a good boost to go forward.
That helped me create space for myself, and so my team-mates were able to