Why are all soccer games so low scoring?

A soccer goal is 500x the size of a soccer ball, but on average only 1-2 points get scored over the course of a game. Compare this to basketball where the rim is only 3x the size of the ball, but both teams score around 50 baskets per game. Is there a logical reason for this or do soccer players just suck?

  1. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Another burgerstani looking for 2 drops of dopamine jizz on his walnut sized consumption addict brain

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Please shit in a toilet

  2. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Apply the same logic to pitch size vs ball size
    A ball is 70cm in diameter, the pitch is 105 x 68 metres

  3. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    the basket is not directly defended and it is raised above the playing field.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Explain ice hockey. You can expect a total of 5 goals a game.

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        that's true, but that's still much much lower scoring than basketball. lacrosse is still much lower scoring than basketball.

        hockey also moves much faster.

        • 4 days ago
          Anonymous

          What's hockey got to do with it?

          • 4 days ago
            Anonymous

            Explain ice hockey. You can expect a total of 5 goals a game.

            i'm responding to someone else. you can click on the post numbers to follow a comment chain.

            • 4 days ago
              Anonymous

              >i'm responding to someone else. you can click on the post numbers to follow a comment chain.
              i know, i'll repeat the question because you seem retarded... What's hockey got to do with it?

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                no, you're definitely the retarded one.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                So what does hockey have to do with it?

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                Explain ice hockey. You can expect a total of 5 goals a game.

                Explain ice hockey. You can expect a total of 5 goals a game.

                Explain ice hockey. You can expect a total of 5 goals a game.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                so what the fuck does hockey have to do with it you fucking retard.

              • 4 days ago
                Anonymous

                no, you're definitely the retarded one.

                [...]
                i'm responding to someone else. you can click on the post numbers to follow a comment chain.

                Exquisitely retarded

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        You can't see the puck, they literally make up the score

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Explain ice hockey. You can expect a total of 5 goals a game.

  4. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    because there's a thing called "defending"

  5. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Defense is nonexistent in basketball

  6. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    there is no "basket keeper"
    the football field is larger
    you have more chances to take the ball from the other team when the ball is on the ground

  7. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    You need to actually be physically fit and run, think, defend, pass the ball around all for the chance of getting a good hit and even then you might be at a bad angle, the keeper already closed you off or the defender took the ball...

    Then you have the run all the way back to stop the counter offensive

    It such a chess game

  8. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    What's with all the American threads asking turbo braindead questions about football lately?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Because for 40 minutes they thought they were winning a match.

  9. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Excessive scoring is one of the things that make yoiuur "sports" uninteresting.

  10. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Pep Guardiola poisoned the sport with his "Pass the ball" and "take no risks" mentality back in early 2010's. Also a good defensive tactic is like a good pitcher in baseball

  11. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >I CANT APPRECIATE A SPORT UNLESS THERES A PING ON THE SCOREBOARD EVERY 2 SECONDS

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Basketball is literally the only American sport that is like this

      • 4 days ago
        Anonymous

        handegg you have ads every 2 seconds, it pleases the mutt brain in the same vein

  12. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    If it's so easy to score than why can't you fucking lardoid losers play it?

  13. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    The unironical easiest "fix" to soccer is increasing goal size.
    Back in the 50s goalkeepers were 1.8m, 1.85m tall. Now a 1.9m gk is on the short end.

  14. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Americans trying to decypher football.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      thats a Dane

  15. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    scoring goals is easy, all you have to do is get fouled in the box and boom, free goal

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >refuse to foul the opposition in the box
      >your opposition can now never ever score
      why didn't America just try this tactic against Wales?

  16. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Because football has evolved so much its reaching a solved status until a new strategy disrupts the game.
    Meanwhile in basketball only recently did they find that 3>2.

  17. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    I’m actually a sports theorist from Wisconsin studying in the UK right now. I’m putting together a plan which I will present formally to FIFA at some point
    >big glass walls preventing the ball from going out of play leading to constant stoppages and free kicks
    >a rule that a player cannot possess the ball for more than 5 consecutive seconds if they aren’t actively moving up the pitch
    >nets 35% wider and 10% taller
    >eliminate stoppage time and simply play on if there’s an injury etc, if it’s severe instantly remove that player from the game (if they’re on the floor for longer than 45 seconds)
    >players each have an earpiece that there manager can issue instructions through
    >instead of free kicks etc for fouls the goalie of your team has to sit out for a minute or 5 minutes depending on the severity of the foul
    >penalty shoot out at the end of games no matter the score to create tension, results can flip
    >play music or sound effects through speakers
    >give chant/ song sheets to fans on a schedule so they can sing along to licensed music or repeat encouraging lines chosen by the teams manager
    >shorten games by 25 mins
    >no half time, players are simply switched out for a B time half way in

    Thoughts?

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      shite

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      You're thinking about the game in a too American and theoretical way. The essence of football is a group lads in the local field kicking a ball around freely. If you think about how the formal game is designed, it's just an expansion of this principle. It's why poorer countries can thrive in it — it's simple and low tech.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      Gay and retarded. Just tell them to remove the offside and threaten them to blow up the fifa building.

    • 4 days ago
      Anonymous

      >playing Soccer (TM)
      >reciting the lyrics to Kill whitey by pooh $heistee from my official FIFA program
      >kane belts the ball against the glass wall again, sun is shining though so it’s hard to see anything through the lens flare
      >it rebounds and hits a POC player, knocking them out. nobody notices their brain bleeding for 45 seconds as the players are instructed by gareth to head up the pitch
      >after this he’s removed and as he dies on the way to hospital the announcer says they’ve penalised england by removing pickford for 5 minutes
      >bedlam as gareth screams into the mic, ordering england take a knee while 4 successive goals are scored into the net which takes up the entire back of the stadium
      >eat my black booty by nigressa playing extremely loud as the fans recite the anti racist creed from their song sheets
      >it’s been 10 minutes now so half time as 14 new players rush onto the pitch

      sounds like it could work

  18. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Football is more based on passing lanes and blocking/clogging them. Because basketball is played with your hands, you have more direct control of the ball — so it's less about passing lanes and more about direct dribbles.

  19. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Average Premier League game is 2.7 goals and only 7% of games finish 0-0. International football is different.

  20. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    The offside rule makes it way more difficult to advance the ball and get good goal-scoring opportunities than in other sports. Plus 11 on 11 means a lot of people to block and defend.

  21. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >muh too much scoring
    >muh not enough scoring

    Who the fuck cares? Different scoring rules lead to different tactics

  22. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    In basketball, it's against the rules to defend the basket as the ball descends into it. If you could stop the ball by putting your hands through the basket from its underside, then a single tall player could make scoring very difficult.

    Also in basketball players use their hands (much easier to control the ball) and the basketball court is much smaller than the soccer field.

  23. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    Does basketball have basketkeepers?

  24. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    homosexual ass burrhead realized he can't read

  25. 4 days ago
    Anonymous

    >every world cup
    >without fail
    >there's an insane influx of burger threads about "fixing" football
    can't we just range ban burgers until the end of the world cup?

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