What if Football Stopped for a Year?

  • Published on Aug 23, 2019
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    Following football is essentially a full-time job now. The endless blur of Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday thrums through the calendar like a bassline and - with press conferences, transfer news, twitter, and fantasy football, it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
    Is this what fans want? Not really, but that doesn’t seem to matter. Profit is king and at its worst, football looks a lot like capitalism: mechanised, distasteful, unavoidable.
    But what if it wasn’t? What if we could press the pause button on football? What if, against all odds, everyone involved in the game agreed to stop, just for a year? Not the whole industry, but the matches.
    What would happen? And might the sport be better for it?
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Comments • 609

  • Miguel Pereira
    Miguel Pereira 8 days ago

    Honestly International games and tournaments are getting ridiculous, with overcomplicated/nonsensical setups, and too much of it too. Seriously, do we really need the Nations League? Does anybody actually understands how the fucking thing works?
    Having a year withought international tournaments makes them that much sweeter

  • Alan Kinsella
    Alan Kinsella 18 days ago

    Football is a capitalist game. Brian Clough said football is overplayed years ago. No one listened then & no one listens now. There is far too much money involved. There should be less football. Max no. of 17 teams in each league. Do we have to have players dying en masse on pitches the world over for this to happen.

  • ParumPirum
    ParumPirum 20 days ago

    "womens football deserves more attention"
    ...to be honest, it gets way more attention than it is worth at the moment.

  • lol us897
    lol us897 22 days ago +1

    Tony Pulis - f0oTbAlL’s HiGHesT pRiEsT

  • Josh Aston
    Josh Aston 25 days ago

    Scrap league cup, move JPT to end of season when lower league teams are out the FA cup. International break can fuck off. No more stupid globalised friendlies, no fucker cares about Man Utd v AC Milan score in Hong Kong

  • Oisin Emerald
    Oisin Emerald Month ago

    why was klopp on dortmund

  • Oisin Emerald
    Oisin Emerald Month ago

    m t W T F s s

  • LisztyLiszt
    LisztyLiszt Month ago

    And of course with football being such a huge economic entity, it doesn't just create an over-bloated fixture list. It also ensures that the true and massive scale of doping in the sport must never be kept quiet by all the sport's stakeholders.

  • ThePurpleBlade
    ThePurpleBlade Month ago +1

    The league cup and European qualifiers should be scrapped. Nations League should determine the teams for the Euros. Also friendlies are unnecessary especially when clubs are playing in Champions League’s qualifiers so early.

  • anees ahmed
    anees ahmed Month ago

    Another option is multiple squads for a club.

  • Vic.
    Vic. Month ago

    Ill go purge for a year

  • Pedro Federico Rossaroli

    No ví el vídeo, pero la respuesta es sencilla. Me corto la garcha

  • Chris21963
    Chris21963 Month ago

    i wouldnt mind ditching those pointless international cups seems like one sprouts up every year now

  • Scrotum Deleter
    Scrotum Deleter Month ago

    Get rid of all international games except, World Cup,copa america etc. get rid of nations league and friendlies

  • iamwearingacup
    iamwearingacup Month ago

    Pretty easy solution to the summer becoming footballised. Don't pay attention to it. It's what I do.

  • Unimenius
    Unimenius Month ago

    I’d kill my self

  • ACIDesignsUY
    ACIDesignsUY 2 months ago

    We could see a spike in divorces or in babies XD

  • Nate Bailey
    Nate Bailey 2 months ago

    Can Tito make MLS videos?

  • Ange AI
    Ange AI 2 months ago

    I think Mourinho has out smarted us all, Currently his without a Job. who knows what his planning on for when he returns for management.

  • Anew-Wiseman
    Anew-Wiseman 2 months ago

    Crime Rate📈
    Suicide Rate 📈
    TV Ratings📉
    Revenue 📉
    If there's was anything I learned from the Work Stoppage from the NFL & NBA that it killed Revenue in all angles. We didn't see an NBA Game until Christmas in 2011. The NFL only got away with Cancelling just one Game.

  • DemandPL
    DemandPL 2 months ago +1

    But in order for this to really work in the long term, there would have to be such a break every few years. Otherwise everything will be back to status quo soon.

    • Joseph Eardley
      Joseph Eardley 2 months ago

      I thought this too, surprised nobody else has commented the same. Seems a glaring hole in the speculation

  • Jakub Widlarz
    Jakub Widlarz 2 months ago +1

    "LOOK AT THE SHINY SHINY" - Frankie Boyle

  • Solomon James
    Solomon James 2 months ago

    Football is great but it's too fast paced. A season lasts for about 9 to 10 months but a season really should go over a year to provide more rest to players. It would also be better that way for the physical and mental health of everyone involved.

  • The BadBand
    The BadBand 2 months ago

    I’ll kill myself...

  • Alehandro Da Costa
    Alehandro Da Costa 2 months ago +4

    *"Suicide rates increase to 110%"*

  • Triality
    Triality 2 months ago

    Fuck the athletic

  • Mayank Periwal
    Mayank Periwal 2 months ago

    How would a functional FFP look like? What would be it's implications? And how would it better the football scenario?
    Right now it's money Vs football. This could be interesting video topic aswell!

  • mPky1
    mPky1 2 months ago +2

    - What if in extra times one player was removed from each time every X minutes.
    - What if the penalty spot was moved back a few meters.
    - Penalties must be taken by the player fouled

  • Vincent Salvador Latosa

    Will this one year leave of absence of playing help low tier teams to be more competitive against top tier teams?

  • Kura na Qnkoツ
    Kura na Qnkoツ 2 months ago

    My life would stop for an year

  • R R
    R R 2 months ago

    You don’t have to pause the sport for a year. Eliminate league cups, get rid of the European Supercup, make international breaks breaks in general, make international friendlies pre-season exhibition matches for important competitions only (World Cup, Copa America, Gold Cup, etc), and a mandatory one month break from all football competitions per year (including friendlies), and you are all set.
    On a side but related note, this year the Liga MX season kicked off in July! Fucking July!!! That is way too early!

  • Luke Hawley
    Luke Hawley 2 months ago

    What a load of bollocks 🤣✌🏻

  • PickeringSamuel
    PickeringSamuel 2 months ago

    Summer without football feels like a year ! Don’t know what I’d do without football

  • Prussian Hamster
    Prussian Hamster 2 months ago +1

    I'd quit the international breaks

  • Tom Fox
    Tom Fox 2 months ago +1

    tifo being the real anti-capitalist figure football media needs

  • Jesper Schrøder
    Jesper Schrøder 2 months ago +1

    Wtf?! Get back to reality, football dont necessarily improce because of a year without football. Sure there might be too many matches but this is an extreme suggestion that dont even gaurentee improvement.
    Are you owned by the athletic?

    • R R
      R R 2 months ago

      Jesper Schrøder Yeah, the one-year break idea is incredibly stupid. People would find a way to watch football. They would tune in to Sunday league broadcasts.
      Also, players would be extremely off-rhythm once the season kicks off one year later. A lot of them would be off shape.

  • Bang Soit
    Bang Soit 3 months ago

    What a stupid question

  • Aidan Watts
    Aidan Watts 3 months ago

    What a load of shit

  • snash8831
    snash8831 3 months ago +1

    If I'm being honest...I love football. International games are never that exciting apart from the World Cup, but I can't say that I ever get overwhelmed with the amount of games

  • Chris Goose
    Chris Goose 3 months ago

    Soccer is for communists

  • Judy Chen
    Judy Chen 3 months ago +2

    What if every sports franchise stoped for a year like Fifa,NBA,NHL,NLB,NFL,PGA,and PBA

  • Hudner
    Hudner 3 months ago

    Andy Carroll would still get injured.

  • Tim Chiu
    Tim Chiu 3 months ago +1

    Tifo Football channel would probably stop for a year

  • Jobos a hobo
    Jobos a hobo 3 months ago

    FIFA 20 will become more expensive but you cant play games

  • Jo W
    Jo W 3 months ago +1

    This year break is such a unique concept great vid only thing is it doesn't really have many benefits to players who are free agents or players coming to their end of their career

    • Jo W
      Jo W 2 months ago

      @R R this would be to take a break off football not training and fitnesse as an athlete u can never take a break from the basics but like I said this would only mainly benefit young players coming up no chance it's ever gonna happen with how much money football makes

    • R R
      R R 2 months ago

      Jeffrey Wilson A one-year break wouldn’t benefit the players or the sport at all. If you take a break from something for an entire year, you become rusty at it. Football is no exception. Not to mention a lot of players would be out of shape.

  • Chris martinez
    Chris martinez 3 months ago

    ditch the league cup. Keep FA cup. And how about more time off in the offseason? Show the ending of Woman's football during the offseason so it can be more exciting to watch as a distraction until the premier league starts

  • J
    J 3 months ago

    Almost all trophies are awarded every year. So when you win the champions league in August and qualifiers start in July you are European champions for less than 2 months and defenders for the next 10. The joy of winning is never so hollow than when it has no greater impact. Last year is wiped clean and no legacy is left behind more impactful than the best matches you played along the way. It is true in all perssuits in life the climb matters more than what lies on the other side, but it means a lot more when you get to sit at the summit and enjoy the view.

  • Yarbloco
    Yarbloco 3 months ago

    2:21 Now I get the speed... he was jamaican all along! x)

    A year off is undoable, but a minutes per season cap could be done (or per month). It would force managers to distribute the talent better and to give chances to youngsters, while preventing injuries (in theory at least).

    Although it would agravate this tendency where big teams have a top tier 11, and then top/almost top tier substitutes.

    WINTERS-_-WRATH 3 months ago

    One thing stop the pointless international brack no one care about international friendley whan ur team doing well and there a international brack it bad for clubs and fans so stop the pointless international bracks.

  • Chris CJ
    Chris CJ 3 months ago

    Yeah it would be good for the players but it would be awful for the fans. I find it hard wait for two weeks for the PL to return after International Friendlies. Can't even imagine a year without football

  • Jack
    Jack 3 months ago +21

    If you're a Bury fan, football has stopped indefinitely

  • V!Ct0r
    V!Ct0r 3 months ago

    They should do this during the FIFA World Cup years

  • V!Ct0r
    V!Ct0r 3 months ago

    This tifo channel I just bumped into it , a day ago but boy or boy doesn't it have interesting and informative subject's...... I am hitting the subscriber button pap!!!

  • Sam Lee
    Sam Lee 3 months ago

    cant remove the league for a year but possibly have a year off on all the cup comps

  • Lionheart Fitness
    Lionheart Fitness 3 months ago

    Football players to much games it’s a different sports but NBA season is 82 games and sometimes the team play back to back nights in a week..

  • Steffano Esteves
    Steffano Esteves 3 months ago

    Capitalism isn't unavoidable, as history is always alive and dynamic. Great video though.

  • CB 4567
    CB 4567 3 months ago

    This is my favourite channel on TheXvid

  • Tobias31tv
    Tobias31tv 3 months ago

    mate do you know how many baseball games there are in a season? then compare it with soccer teams

  • Jay Frizzle
    Jay Frizzle 3 months ago

    Scarcity creates value.

  • UltraGaivalas
    UltraGaivalas 3 months ago +2

    ditch unimportant FA cup, Qarabaq cup, Community shield and other unimportant cups. Stick to the league matches only and european cup