Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
TRIGGERED

What’s your most unpopular football opinion? Our writers explain their *controversial* views…

What hill are you prepared to die upon?

Football is a game of opinions — and that’s what makes it great.

Imagine how boring it would be if everyone agreed on every aspect of the beautiful game.

The Cristiano Ronaldo v Lionel Messi debate has become fairly toxic in recent years as fanboys on each side hijack any attempt at a reasoned, objective debate.


SIGN UP NOW – It’s time to pick your fantasy football team for the new season


Can’t we all just get along?

Getty - Contributor
7
Can’t we all just get along?

But there’s still plenty of fun to be had discussing other issues with mature, like-minded fans from around the world.

Occasionally, we all come to the realisation that one of our opinions is severely unpopular.

We want to know your *controversial* views.

But first, allow our writers to justify their abrasive opinions…

The power of consistency

PA:Press Association
7
The power of consistency

NICK ELLIOTT

Winning the league is more difficult than winning the Champions League and is therefore a greater achievement.

This probably only applies to the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A but seeing as the winners of the Champions League come from those leagues anyway I’d say it’s valid.

The league is the ultimate measure of consistency.

A 38-game campaign contested over nine months in which you are forced to play everyone, home and away, is a test of endurance.

There are no easy routes, no shortcuts, no capitalising on a month of red-hot form.

The best team always wins the league; but that’s not always true in Europe.

Nothing to see here

Getty - Contributor
7
Nothing to see here

JAMES ROBINSON

I really don’t care about diving, at all.

If you can con a player with a stepover then why not con the ref with a dive?

If you get caught, you look like a mug and are tarnished with a reputation that is very hard to shake, a la Ashley Young and Dele Alli.

It’s a risk you take.

Diving allows Neymar to fight back against teams who set out to rough him up.

Sure, you don’t want kids picking the habit up.

But you also don’t want them swearing or going out to physically hurt an opponent.

Mr Popular, right?

Getty - Contributor
7
Mr Popular, right?

MICHAEL GOLSON

This is incredibly harsh, but I don’t like Benjamin Mendy all that much.

I know he’s popular and he seems super chill, and it’s nice to see a footballer not take life too seriously.

But it just annoys me that he’s been going nuts on social media this year for winning the Premier League and World Cup, despite doing f**k all towards either.

(Editor’s note: Michael is a Man United fan, can you tell?)

Washed up?

Getty - Contributor
7
Washed up?

JACK KENNEDY

Wolves will do terribly this season, they may even get relegated.

And it’ll all be Jorge Mendes’ fault.

They’ve brought in too many new players, some on big contracts who probably don’t really want to be there, it’s a recipe for disaster.

Glamour fixture

PA:Press Association
7
Glamour fixture

LIAM SPENCER

There’s nothing wrong with half-and-half scarves.

Imagine you’re a fan who doesn’t get the chance to go to many games.

Whether that’s due to work commitments, cost, or travel difficulties, plenty of supporters just can’t justify regular trips to see their team play.

So when they do have the opportunity to get to a game, the appeal of a memento to mark the occasion is considerable.

What better than a convenient piece of winter clothing that not only details the fixture you’re attending but is also usually cheaper than a matchday programme?

Oh God…

Getty Images - Getty
7
Oh God…

ANDREW BUTLER

We should have an NFL style draft rather than this obscene highest-bidder transfer malarkey.

Without being all ‘there’s too much money in football these days’ football will only stay popular as long as it is competitive.

If the same teams win it for more than a decade, it will start to crumble and lose its appeal.

A draft would make things fairer but also encourage the ‘bigger’ teams to promote youth though their academies.

(Editor’s note: Butler laced his Cornflakes with LSD this morning so that may have impaired his thought processes a tad)

We want to know your unpopular opinions.

Let us know on Facebook or Twitter…


DREAM TEAM 2018/19 Sign up for the best fantasy football game around here