The "State of the Game"
There's been a lot of talk lately about the state of the game - all the congestion, low scores, poor skills, and that kind of negative crap that pops up every few years.
I'm not exactly a football evangelist, so I'm not about to tell you the game is perfect and fantastic - but the irony is in the fact that the reason some of these things have crept into the game is due to the tinkering with the game, the rules, and the competition in general.
The congestion and crap skills is due to the fact that clubs are recruiting athletes before footballers, and the interchange rotations have gone sky high. Add to that the fact that we have 6 new clubs in the past 20-30 years, which basically means we're watching 30% more players.
I would cap the rotations, for one reason and one reason only - the game nowadays is played like there's 22 players on the field - the 4 players on the bench are very much a part of the game, and when you get an injury, you're very much outnumbered. This needs to change. As far as congestion and skills that just needs to be left alone to evolve over time.
The other rule that shits me is prior opportunity - it discourages the player playing the ball from taking on his opponent. And then we discourage the tackler in case the player with the ball gets hurt. It's insane. Tackling should go back to how it was before they messed with it in the last 90s early 2000s.
Apart from that, the shift between attacking and defensive football is cyclical. Just leave the game alone.
Maybe focus more on the fact that we're one of the only games in the world that doesn't have a fair and equitable draw every year?