Does freestyle matter

Talk about soccer freestyle tricks and moves
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Post by Ronaldinho10 » 27 Jun 2005, 15:19

Freestyling does help because it helps meke you completely comfortable on the ball and it is very fun and great for relaxing and enjoying - however there is a difference between pro freestylers and pro footballers but a footballer should be able to do anyhting with a football and freestyling helps your control , touch and confidence on the ball and I don't think it is a coincidence that a lot of the worlds top and most skilful players are all excellent freestylers. The best way is just to practice it like with everything else - combine it with dribbling , shooting , crossing , passing etc. :D
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Post by HJK » 27 Jun 2005, 16:47

It can help your touch, etc. but Micheal Owen said he didnt practice keepy ups or tricks when he was younger , he said he would find anything that resembled a rectangle and he pretend that was his goal

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Post by frizzyan » 27 Jun 2005, 19:49

Yeah but I suck at keepy ups :(

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Post by Ronaldinho10 » 27 Jun 2005, 19:54

HJK wrote:It can help your touch, etc. but Micheal Owen said he didnt practice keepy ups or tricks when he was younger , he said he would find anything that resembled a rectangle and he pretend that was his goal
Michael Owen also said not to practice too much on your weaker foot because it hampers the progress of your good foot - Michael Owen is a brilliant player and a model professional but I don't agree with either of what he said - firstly tricks improve control and first touch and if you can use both feet it is a huge advantage and also when practising if you move to your weaker foot it gives your good one a rest :D
I do agree with his rectangle goal idea - I think thats cool :D
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Post by *yung-ital* » 27 Jun 2005, 23:37

if you want to be good at football, don't spend your time freestyling, that way you'll end up in circus, better work on your skills that really matter during the game,
thats so ignorant. having a ball on your foot IS working on your skills. and clowns that juggle has nnothing to do with basketball. basketballs are way bigger then a juggling clown's balls. if you want to work on your shot go ahead.
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Post by HJK » 28 Jun 2005, 01:29

Ronaldinho10 wrote:
HJK wrote:It can help your touch, etc. but Micheal Owen said he didnt practice keepy ups or tricks when he was younger , he said he would find anything that resembled a rectangle and he pretend that was his goal
Michael Owen also said not to practice too much on your weaker foot because it hampers the progress of your good foot - Michael Owen is a brilliant player and a model professional but I don't agree with either of what he said - firstly tricks improve control and first touch and if you can use both feet it is a huge advantage and also when practising if you move to your weaker foot it gives your good one a rest :D
I do agree with his rectangle goal idea - I think thats cool :D
well I just wanted to show that some great pro's dont practice freestyling , personally i think it's great but , it's not necessary if u want to turn pro

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Post by Ronaldinho10 » 28 Jun 2005, 15:57

Yeh cool I wasn't slagging you or Michael Owen - just thought it might be interesting to know :D
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Post by R9 » 28 Jun 2005, 20:01

obviously a player can be great without freestyle tricks but u cant say freestyle dosent help aswell.. it improves the ball control alot, balance, cordination and its really nice too imo ;e

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Post by Big_d_man » 29 Jun 2005, 02:51

does freestyle mater?hell ya soccer is all about freestylin and trying new tricks
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Post by jcdenton » 29 Jun 2005, 17:57

ok, here's another example:
there is a guy, same age as me, in my n'hood who can freestyle better than most of you here, he can freestyle better than me, although he practiced football for a very short period few years ago...
and he always asks me to teach him some moves that can be used to trick your opponent, because he really sucks when it comes to football.... he is fast, but he is very weak, he wants to start practicing football in my club, but he knows he will get hurt...
so, this summer i'll practice strength and stamina with him to help him build himself...
AND HE IS REALLY GOOD FREESTYLER!!!
so, again, tell me, freestyle matters?
no!
better way to improve all skills you all wrote is to take tennis ball go to the wall and just kick it until tomorrow, also add some movement with a tennis ball...

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Post by Owen4ever » 29 Jun 2005, 23:04

jcdenton wrote:ok, here's another example:
there is a guy, same age as me, in my n'hood who can freestyle better than most of you here, he can freestyle better than me, although he practiced football for a very short period few years ago...
and he always asks me to teach him some moves that can be used to trick your opponent, because he really sucks when it comes to football.... he is fast, but he is very weak, he wants to start practicing football in my club, but he knows he will get hurt...
so, this summer i'll practice strength and stamina with him to help him build himself...
AND HE IS REALLY GOOD FREESTYLER!!!
so, again, tell me, freestyle matters?
no!
better way to improve all skills you all wrote is to take tennis ball go to the wall and just kick it until tomorrow, also add some movement with a tennis ball...
it's true a lot of freestylers are bad footballers but remember that a lot of footballers are good freestylers. of course if someone makes freestyle their main focus they won't be good at football but if their main focus is football and they also freestyle there will be a noticeable difference between that guy and a person who only plays football. everyone has their own opinions but freestyle does help tremendously when you do it on the side with football as your main focus. at first you'll notice practically no differences but i assure you it matters much more than a lot of you think! and that's a solid guarantee.

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Post by jcdenton » 30 Jun 2005, 16:53

Owen4ever wrote: it's true a lot of freestylers are bad footballers but remember that a lot of footballers are good freestylers. of course if someone makes freestyle their main focus they won't be good at football but if their main focus is football and they also freestyle there will be a noticeable difference between that guy and a person who only plays football. everyone has their own opinions but freestyle does help tremendously when you do it on the side with football as your main focus. at first you'll notice practically no differences but i assure you it matters much more than a lot of you think! and that's a solid guarantee.
i agree, but it's like you are hungry and you have to choose between bread and jam, of course it is better to take bread first, because it's basic, and if you like you can add a bit of jam... of course hunger will stop after you ate only bread, but bread with a little jam is always sweeter....
i guess you'll all understand what i meant!

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Post by Owen4ever » 30 Jun 2005, 20:11

jcdenton wrote:
Owen4ever wrote: it's true a lot of freestylers are bad footballers but remember that a lot of footballers are good freestylers. of course if someone makes freestyle their main focus they won't be good at football but if their main focus is football and they also freestyle there will be a noticeable difference between that guy and a person who only plays football. everyone has their own opinions but freestyle does help tremendously when you do it on the side with football as your main focus. at first you'll notice practically no differences but i assure you it matters much more than a lot of you think! and that's a solid guarantee.
i agree, but it's like you are hungry and you have to choose between bread and jam, of course it is better to take bread first, because it's basic, and if you like you can add a bit of jam... of course hunger will stop after you ate only bread, but bread with a little jam is always sweeter....
i guess you'll all understand what i meant!
yeah i understand...lol...good, ummm, what do you call it........metaphor! :lol:

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Post by D347H574R » 01 Jul 2005, 23:40

Ronaldinho10 wrote:
HJK wrote:It can help your touch, etc. but Micheal Owen said he didnt practice keepy ups or tricks when he was younger , he said he would find anything that resembled a rectangle and he pretend that was his goal
Michael Owen also said not to practice too much on your weaker foot because it hampers the progress of your good foot - Michael Owen is a brilliant player and a model professional but I don't agree with either of what he said - firstly tricks improve control and first touch and if you can use both feet it is a huge advantage and also when practising if you move to your weaker foot it gives your good one a rest :D
I do agree with his rectangle goal idea - I think thats cool :D
If you want to be a good footballer you don't need freestyling, you need to be able to kick a ball well with both feet. A few years ago I used to be hopeless on my left foot but my coach said to me 'Don't worry about training right-footed, everytime you get the ball I want you to control it and lay it off with your left.'

I did that, for over a year, just at normal training sessions, nothing special, but now I can kick almost as well left-footed as I can with my right and it has really improved my game. I suggest some of you try it!

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Post by Dube2010 » 02 Jul 2005, 00:31

i feel that the juggling part of freestyle is actually really important...

all those small touches on the ball will help you in those positions in games where an unorthodox(akward spinning) ball is coming at you.

BUT...

moves like the neck stall, foot stall, and atw's arent really as usefull as old fashioned juggling....

but i think it does make us better footballers...
why?

because if you really care about football u'd wanna spice it up...look at all the players that were mentioned in a previous post
Pelé freestyled, Garrincha freestyled, Maradonna freestyled, Rivelinho freestyled, Van Basten freestyled, Cruyff freestyled, Michel Platini freestyled, Socrates freestyled

Now let's take a look at some modern players

Ronaldo (both C.Ronaldo and Luis) freestyled, Ronaldinho freestyled, zidane freestyled, figo freestyled, henry freestyled...
all of those player freestyled because they loved football and loved the game and it drove them...i think that while fundamentally and tactically improvement is minimal outside the area of touch...but attitude it improves a lot if you can just get into it...

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