I have been watching football for 47 of my 53 years. I have played some ball. I have a reasonable - but by no means intense - knowledge of the game. At least I thought that I had.
For the life of me I cannot figure out the moves that we make.
I KNOW that I'm not privy to insider knowledge, to strategic long-range planning, or to player evaluations.
What I see is the play on the field and its results. I see the manner in which schemes are called (if ever). I see the names and the positions brought in.
Why have I lost heart and a great deal of interest? It appears that I really AM just a casual fan. I obviously don't understand the game at all. Nothing that we do makes any sense to me. I might as well be watching cricket. I'm an idiot... that's me.