soccer syndrome …

Without the crowd it wouldn’t be the same match because, with a yelling, baying, bawling crowd around him, a player’s metabolism rises as each swell of sound gushes towards him from the terraces as he heads for goal. If there was no crowd he would still be heading for goal but there would be no sound to make him wallow in the moment, in which needles of piercing devotion are driven into his bloodstream from the terraces.” The sports journalist John Moynihan wrote these words in his book The Soccer Syndrome, first published in 1965. “Those supporters who… let their voices roll,” he continued….” are the ulcerated hard core with whom an ordinary, shy spectator feels no real bond or brotherhood, only a condescending admiration from afar.”

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