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Top three: Ways of improving football

Manchester United players surround the referee (©GettyImages)
Manchester United players surround the referee (©GettyImages) .

 

Football is undoubtably the most beloved sport on the planet. With such a rich heritage, there are billions of fans across the world.

But amidst football's greatness, there's always a niggling feeling that theres room for improvement. So what can be done for football to get better?

Wage caps

The infamous wage argument. It has always been known in the modern game that footballers receive astronomical sums for their services. But this point is more directed towards the youngsters.

It's no longer unheard of these days that teenagers earn in excess of £50,000 a week. This is simply too much for that age, and with this money often comes arrogance and a bad attitude. Perhaps FFP should look into this issue more.

Take a leaf out of Rugby's book

The amount of stick a referee is allowed to receive these days from players, with barely no intervention is getting out of hand. Too often do we see players waving their arms in the faces of the refs, squealing for a decision in their favour. 

I think the rugby system does brilliantly to expel this, only the captain can speak to the ref if you have anything to say you tell the captain. 

And if it turns out the ref was wrong (it happens, they're only human) perhaps some retributive system can come into play? Or simply introduce the rugby replay system for difficult decisions and stop the clock? Surely this is a much more civilised way to do it that to swear and blind in the ref's face!

Discrimination

Discrimination (usually in the form of racism) is gradually being dealt with. But with fan groups in Russia declaring their intolerance for non-caucasian and homosexual players, amongst other recent occurrences, it's clearly still a massive issue. 

In my opinion the only immediate solution for this is vastly more drastic punishments. If the fans really care for their club, slap an entire club ban on them for a prolonged period and see if they still want to be racist or homophobic. I think we would fairly quickly see a decline in discrimination.

What do you think? 

 

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