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July 7, 2010

Football was better in the past – a mathematical discussion

Filed under: Football — notyalcsdrawkcab @ 12:56 am

“This Netherlands team, not as good/exciting/madmofuggingwicked as the teams they used to have”

“True mate.”

The above conversation is happening around the world, in many languages, in many stages of sobriety.

Its true.  It would be extremely surprising if it wasn’t true.

“The past” is an amazing place, and “Past Netherlands teams” includes every Netherlands team from the beginning of the sport till, lets say last year.  Cos last year is in the past too.  Since the 1934 WC, that is 75 years was worth of teams to choose from.  The present is a much shorter period of time than the past.  This year.

So for this year`s Netherlands team to be the best Netherlands team ever it has to be better than 75 year`s worth of squads.  And considering the heights that they have hit in the past, it will take an exceptional team to better what has come before.


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