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19 things older fans hate about modern football

Football has moved on a lot in recent years and it’s left a lot of fans lagging behind.

New technology, habits and celebrations are among the things that really grind the gears of older supporters.

1 The boots

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What are thoooooose?!?!?!

2 Lack of English players…

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The percentage of foreign players who started a Premier League game on the first day of this season was 66.8%. Yikes.

3 Social media activity

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Roy Keane, especially.

4 Diving

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Stay on your feet, son.

5 Matchday prices

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Like Freddos, they just aren’t what they used to be.

6 Long, drawn out pre-match build ups

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Bla bla bla, here’s another montage.

7 Ridiculous shirt numbers

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What happened to the traditional 1-11?


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8 The football itself

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Remember this pathetic excuse for a ball?

9 Cliches

Like this old chestnut from Tim Sherwood.

10 The histrionics

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Sergio Busquets. The ultimate pantomime villain.

11 Short-termism

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This guy was tipped to be next England manager in September. He’s now out of work.

12 Imaginary card waving

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Naughty Roberto.

13 WTF is a ‘False 9’?

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4-4-f***ing 2

14 Gloves?!

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Man up.

15 On a similar theme…sleeves pulled down over players’ hands

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You’re better than that, Dimitar.

16 Anything other than 3.00pm kick offs on a Saturday

Spoils the Saturday tradition.

17 What happened to giving the attacking side ‘the benefit of the doubt’?

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We want to see goals, don’t we? (this was given offside back in 2013)

18 Players getting booked for taking their shirts off

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Let them celebrate!

19 Premier League this, Premier League that…

Football existed before 1992…