Originally Posted by bucksfan2
I have found that regular season games are much more open than the big tournaments (Euro, World Cup, etc.) Its almost as if in the major tournaments the midfielders control the game and cup while in league play its the forwards who control the game.
Absolutely. If you hold the ball too long in the Premier League, you will have surgeons reattaching your ACL's in no time. Continental players are often hit or miss in England and those that are successful tend to be the more physical and/or direct players (Van Persie, Cantona, etc...). To me, it is the most attractive league wide football (from team 1 through 20) in the world. Watch Teams like Newcastle, Swansea City, and Everton to see some wonderful play.