Trust me, I know where you're coming from. You're probably not gonna listen to me, but I feel that your general view is off.The players i train with are not serious they dont care about winning and their attitude towards training is like a social club, i know for a FACT that i am better than a lot of the players currently signed with the club
I agree with you, but it is definitely more like that here, i guess im just looking for change really.scottS4 wrote:I don't think geography dictates how football is perceived by professional clubs. I believe that no matter where you go in the world, you will find both serious and non serious programs. Maybe the UAE is different due to the situation over there, but I find it hard to believe that every club in the UAE has the same uninspired attitude.. If going to Ireland is what you really want, then go for it! But don't think that just because you had a good experience in Ireland in the past means that every team there is the same. There are definitely teams in Ireland that mirror your current situation in Dubai.
Thank you for your advice, i am half irish and im used to playing with english speaking players, the weather might be a little bit of a problem as the weather here is perfect most of the time for football.heiky0711 wrote:Hi khalifa, firstly thank you for sharing your experience. It is quite similar to mine as I come from Malaysia where there is a lack of professional mentality and more towards favoritism. Also, after a while, the atmosphere could sometimes discourage probably yourself and mine as well.
Thankfully, had a chance to experience football in England at both college and university levels and like you said, the environment is completely different.
So, I would suggest, preferably seize the opportunity because the opportunity to learn football over there is vast even through failures. Also, based on what you've mentioned, I think you might fit in well with the football culture over there. The major obstacles from experience are the communication and the weather.
You have to gradually learn their way of addressing to one another for example, square means towards the centre of the pitch.
Second, the weather could be extremely volatile. For example, during cold freezing winter, players who are not used to it could prone to various types of injuries.
Both of these will take considerable time as part of the learning process.